How to find time for doctors’ appointments and when to file an accident at work claim
If you have a full time job and an otherwise busy life, finding the time for any extra appointments, classes or activities can be a struggle. For those with children and other commitments, it may be a choice between getting your children to something important, or seeing a doctor for yourself.
However, if you are ill or injured, it is critical that you see your doctor as soon as possible so that you can get the treatment you need and recover much more quickly. If you aren’t careful and don’t go to the doctor quickly, your problems could get much worse and this would cause you to have to take far more time off in the future.
- Go before work. If your doctors surgery is open early, then going first thing in the morning could be the best thing for you. Your doctor is fresh and ready to take on the day, so more alert than they may be later, and there are far fewer people in the waiting room. You might have to take half an hour off work in the morning, but it is worthwhile.
- Go at work. If you work for a larger company, you might be able to go to the doctor at your workplace, in which case you can just pop down and see a doctor during a lunch break, or just a quick work break.
- Ask for an hour off. If you cannot find any other time to make an appointment, your employer has to give you time off to take care of your health, so simply tell them that you are taking this time and when.
- Go with your children. If you have a child or children that also need to see the doctor at this time, you are far better off getting in on their appointments, or booking yourself an appointment at the same time so that you can kill two birds with one stone.
Making a Test Valley accident at work claim against your employer
You should call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile if you think that you have a good enough case to make a successful Test Valley accident at work claim against your employer. The compensation from a Test Valley accident at work claim will help you to feel a sense of vindication after suffering a serious accident which was not your fault, and the money will also help you to stay afloat when you cannot work.
The team at the helpline will pass you over to an experienced and professional in house personal injury lawyer, who will work entirely on your behalf on your Test Valley accident at work claim so that you don’t have to face your employer in court.
Date Published: 19th October 2014
Author: David Brown