How to leave your job gracefully and make injury claims if you have had an accident
Sometimes you will get to a point in your job where you just don’t feel that you are progressing the way you would like to be, and that it is time to move on. In other circumstances it may be a clash between you and your boss or a colleague, or even problems regarding health and safety that you cannot handle anymore. Whatever the reason, if you have decided that it is time to leave your job, it is always best to do this calmly and with grace, so that your employer is not left with an unfavourable impression of you. Here are some tips for ending your contract with your employer, and still leaving on a positive note.
- Speak to your employer in private. Make sure that you take your employer aside and tell them that you are leaving as soon as you can, and privately. If your employer finds out that you are leaving through office gossip this will not make them look favourably on you.
- Don’t point fingers. You may have been treated appallingly in your job, but pointing fingers and arguing with your employer about what has happened in your job will only leave them with a sour taste in their mouth. This could affect your future job prospects.
- Let your employer reveal you are leaving. Don’t tell the whole office that you are leaving until your employer feels that it is right to do so. You can probably tell the people closest to you, as long as you know you can trust them, but otherwise stay quiet.
- Give plenty of notice. You need to give at least your notice period in order to be able to leave your job without breaking your contract. It is helpful if you can give more than your notice period, to give your employer a chance to find a replacement.
How to make Treharris claims
When you are leaving your job because of an accident or injury which was caused by the negligence of your employer, this can be a far more contentious subject. You are fully within your rights to make a Treharris claim against your employer if your accident was not your fault, but you may feel awkward about doing so.
In this case, you should speak to Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out more about the Treharris claims process, and whether or not you have a good case for a claim. If you do have a good chance of making a successful claim, you will be connected to an experienced personal injury lawyer, who will work with you on a 100% no win no fee* basis to ensure that any Treharris claim is simple and easy for you.