How to get by at work with an injury and make a personal injury compensation claim
If you have been seriously injured then you should be given a few weeks off work to allow you to recover and to cover the time that you are too ill or injured to actually get to work and make it through the day. However, eventually you will have to go back to work, and it is unlikely that you will be fully recovered when you do have to go back in, so how can you get by at work during this time, without having to worry about your work suffering? Here are some of the ways that you can make your workday easier until you have fully recovered.
- Ask for less energetic tasks. Your employer should be aware that you have had an injury and aren’t able to move around as freely and should be happy to give you tasks where you don’t need to move around as much, as long as you are happy to come back to work.
- Work from home. If your employer is happy to let you, look into the possibility of working from home until you are able to move around a little easier. This way you should be able to keep up with work whilst at the same time allowing your injury to heal.
- Take the lift. Although when you are healthy you should take the stairs as much as possible, because it keeps you fit and healthy, when you are injured there is no point trying to be a hero – just take the lift.
- Eat lunch at your desk. Eating lunch at your desk means that you don’t have to struggle to the local cafe or to your workplace canteen and if you are willing to work through lunch you may be able to go home a little earlier.
- Talk to your employer. Make sure that you clarify that being back at work doesn’t mean that you are fully healed, and that they will need to bear with you.
Find out more about making Rhyl car accident claims
One of the things that you can do to make your recovery time a little easier is to make Rhyl car accident claims against whoever it was that caused your injury in the first place. You can only make Rhyl car accident claims if you are sure that you have evidence of someone else’s negligence, and that you were seriously injured, but then this money can be used to keep you going until you are well enough to return to work. Call the Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about making Rhyl car accident claims, and get started if you do decide that this is the right move for you.