Many people struggle with the idea of being signed off from work, feeling as though they may have let their employer down or that they are ‘faking it’ in some way. However, after you have had a serious road accident, you are more than entitled to take a few weeks off from work whilst you recover.
You need to speak to your doctor about getting a medical certificate which will sign you off from work and also entitle you to sickness benefits and sick pay from your job. A medical certificate may also come in handy when you want to make road accident claims in West Oxfordshire. Here is how you can obtain a certificate from your doctor.
See them as soon as possible
Your doctor will get a much better idea of what you are suffering from if they see you soon after your accident and can then write out a medical report right away. This will show them the injuries that you received as a result of your accident, as well as give them an idea of how long it will take for you to get better, so that they can write out a medical certificate.
Explain your job
Your doctor may not feel that you do need time off, as if you have a broken bone, for example, you should still be able to work in an office. However, if you work in construction then a broken bone will mean that you are unable to do your job and so will require a medical certificate.
Let your doctor know what you do and why you feel limited in returning to work so that they get a better idea of why you need to be signed off.
Making successful road accident claims in West Oxfordshire
If you decide that another person was at fault for your accident, and that you are entitled to make road accident claims in West Oxfordshire, you should get a medical assessment from your doctor and then provide this report to an injury lawyer who will be more than happy to make your claim on your behalf.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or text “claim365” to 88010 to speak to the friendly, helpful team about making a claim, and find out more about the claims process so that you can decide whether or not this is the right step for you to take. If you do decide to go ahead, you will be passed over to an injury lawyer who can make your claim for you, on your behalf.
Date Published: 24th June 2015
Author: David Brown