Have you ever had to take time off work following an accident? Has it left you feeling nervous about going back to work? It is perfectly normal to feel this way and this is something that many workers experience after being absent through sickness or injury. Anyone who has been in that position will agree with you that going back to work after a lengthy period of absence can be a very daunting experience. You might feel out of the loop after a long time off recovering from an injury, or you may be concerned about how your colleagues will treat you. If you speak to any of the injury solicitors in Strabane you will find that this is a common concern.
Injury solicitors in Strabane – helping you get back to normal.
Returning to work can be difficult at any time, but it is particularly so after a long absence. Here are some tips you can follow to help make your return to work as straightforward as possible:
- While you’re recovering from your injury, check in with your employer regularly. This demonstrates your interest in your job and will also help you to find out about any changes that are being made at work. It will also give you a chance to address any fears you might have about your position.
- Discuss taking part in a ‘phased’ return to work to make sure that you don’t take on too much. Working one or two days a week at first can help you settle back into your routine without too much pressure
- On re-entry into the business, keep your supervisor properly informed about your state of health. This way they’ll be able to make appropriate adjustments to your environment to aid your mobility and injury recovery.
Remember: your skills, personal qualities and experience got you the job in the first place and they haven’t gone away just because you’ve had an accident. Be confident in the value you’ll continue to provide to your employer. If you have any concerns about the legalities of being off on long term sick speak to your injury solicitors in Strabane and get advice on your own individual situation.
Helping you to cope with lost income.
If you have lost income whilst you were off sick following your accident then you should include this as part of your compensation claim. Your injury solicitors in Strabane will make sure that you are compensated for all the losses incurred by your accident and that includes loss of earnings. Be sure to give him or her details in full of the costs arising from your accident. If you are unsure of what can be included in a claim then call Accident Advice Helpline and discuss your claim with one of our trained advisers. Our lines are open twenty four hours a day, seven days a week and the initial call places you under no obligation.
Call 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 from a mobile) and find out what we can do to help you as you return to work.