Going back to work after a public transport accident in Leicester isn’t easy.
If you’ve been off work for a while because of your injuries, the thought of going back can cause a sense of dread. It’s also possible that you may not be ready to return full time. Read on for some things to consider when making a return to work after an injury as well as what you can do to get compensation for your accident.
Things to consider when heading back to work
The following are some things which you may wish to consider as you prepare to return to work following a period of absence caused by an accident.
Is it ok with your doctor?
Your doctor will be sure to have an opinion on when you should return to work, and you should listen to their advice. Don’t return until they believe that you are ready, and make sure you that you get the proper notes in order to give to your employers should they request them.
Do you feel ready to return?
Your doctor may have given you the ok, but do you feel right in yourself? If leaving the house for a just a couple of hours is proving to be a struggle then throwing yourself back into work may not be the wisest move. Start getting used to other tasks and being out of the house for long periods of time before you return.
Could you return gradually?
You may need to consider a gradual return in order to ease yourself back in. Whether this means only coming in on certain days or just doing half days, you’ll need to be able to get yourself back into a routine that works for you, and could take some time.
Could you discuss flexible working?
Flexible working is a great solution for those who are returning to work following a period of injury. For example, if you feel well but can’t physically make it into work, home working for a while could be a great solution for you, and one which should be easy to manage by your employer.
Making a claim for a public transport accident in Leicester
If your accident has meant that you’ve suffered a loss of earnings, you may try to return to work before you are ready, leading to further injury and having an effect on your performance. If you’re worried about how you’re going to pay the bills, a personal injury claim could be your best option.
Accident Advice Helpline is one of the UK’s leading law firms that deals solely with personal injury claims. We will provide you with friendly, professional advice, assess your eligibility and present you with your options, including processing your claim on your behalf.
If you’ve had an accident within the last three years, give us a call today on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 from mobiles) to discuss your options.
Date Published: 4th July 2015
Author: David Brown