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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Specialist injury lawyer Market Drayton

    How to explain long term illness to work – specialist injury lawyer Market Drayton

    If you have been in an accident or been diagnosed with an illness which is going to be a long term issue for you, then one of the first people you will need to inform is your employer. Your work needs to know about anything which is going to affect your performance for a long time, as it does affect their business as well as your personal life.

    Be Upfront

    The most important thing you can do is to be completely upfront and honest about your condition and how long you expect it to go on for. There is no point in sugarcoating your illness and pretending that it is not as big a deal as it actually is, as your employer will find out sooner or later. Your employer will be much more impressed by your honesty if you explain fully what your illness is and how it is likely to affect you.

    Let Your Employer Know What They Can Do

    Obviously, if your ability to do your job is severely affected then your employer needs to decide whether they can keep you on. There are also various discrimination laws which need to be taken into consideration if they do feel that you are no longer the right person for the job. But to save some time and stress on both your part and the part of your employer, think about asking to work part time or from home during days which your illness is worse. If your employer feels that they have options when it comes to keeping you on, then they may feel more comfortable about the situation.

    Get Notes From Your Doctor

    Get a full medical assessment from your doctor and provide your employer with proof and details direct from a medical professional. This will help them to better understand your condition and be able to research it on their own so they will know what to do next.

    Finding a specialist injury lawyer Market Drayton

    If your injury was caused by the negligence of your employer then you may be able to claim compensation against them using an injury lawyer. The best way to find a good injury lawyer is to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. The team at Accident Advice Helpline will talk through your claim with you and help you to decide whether you have a good case for compensation. If you do then you will be passed onto an injury lawyer who will work on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve.

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    Date Published: 14th October 2013

    Author: David Brown

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