Easing Back into Work After an Extended Time Off
If you have been off work for some time due to an extended holiday, maternity leave or sick leave, then it can be difficult to get straight back into it as soon as you return. However, your employer will be expecting you to return refreshed and be able to do your job properly from your first day back, so it is important that you do your best to get back into the swing of things as soon as you can. If you are heading back to work, here are some tips to help you to get back to normal as soon as possible.
- Start back slow. Explain to your employer that you need to start back slowly and find out whether you are able to start on a part time basis for the first few days, just until you get used to the pace of working again. If not, relax and take your time, don’t allow yourself to be rushed in the office.
- Get help. Ask your employer and colleagues to fill you in on what you have missed, and provide you with help and support for your first few days back. There is no shame in asking for help if you have been off for a long time, as you cannot be expected to be up to speed right away.
- Consider more time off. If you still don’t feel that you have recovered fully or are ready to go back, think about whether an even longer period of leave, or even a change in career is possible. If you have suffered a serious injury or breakdown this may be a very good option for you.
- Know your limits. When you start to feel that things are piling up on top of you, don’t be afraid to tell your employer and ask for a break or some help. If you push yourself too hard you may find it harder to get back to normal.
Making a Compensation Claim Using a Law Firm in Lambeth
If your reason for taking time off work is an injury which was caused by the negligence of your employer, a law firm in Lambeth can help you to make a claim for compensation. If you claim compensation through a law firm in Lambeth you can afford to take some more time off, without sick pay, if you need to to recover.
A law firm in Lambeth will also be able to walk you through the process to make it easier on you. Alternatively, try calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to make your compensation claim. The team will talk you through the claims process and can team you with an experienced and dedicated injury lawyer to get you the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 28th July 2014
Author: David Brown