Tips for returning to work after suffering an injury
Returning to work after a period of absence, be it maternity leave, holiday or career break can be a daunting experience, and even more so if you’re returning to work after being off with an injury. We’ve put together tips to help you ease back into work. If your injury was caused by an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to consult with a lawyer in Pembroke in order to claim compensation.
Don’t go back before you are ready
Being at home whilst recovering from an injury can be dull and many people are surprised by how much they want to go back to work. There are others too who may not be able to receive sick pay and therefore, every day is crucial. However, if you return before you are fully recovered you could risk further damage. If you have suffered a loss of earnings as a result of your accident, contact a lawyer from Pembroke to discuss compensation.
Share your concerns
If you’re feeling anxious about returning to work, whether you’re worried about unfamiliarity or your ability to continue to do the job, talk to someone. Even if you just talk to your partner or family member, they could help to build up your confidence or give you advice. If you have deep concerns, discuss it with your manager who may be able to come up with a plan to ease you back into your role.
Consider flexible working
If your injury is long term or you’re struggling to adjust, ask about the possibility of more flexible or reduced hours and working conditions such as home working in order to make it as easy as possible for you to do your job properly.
Get in touch with your occupational health contact, who will be able to make recommendations and give advice as well as liaise with your employers and doctor if necessary.
Personal injury compensation through a lawyer in Pembroke
If your injury was caused by an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation through a lawyer in Pembroke. If your accident occurred in the last three years, contact Accident Advice Helpline that will be able to establish whether or not you are eligible to make a claim as well as proceed on your behalf. Just dial 0800 689 0500 now to discuss your accident with an adviser.
Date Published: 8th February 2014
Author: Jan Newell