If you’re returning to work following a Westminster accident, you are sure to be either feeling relieved, excited or apprehensive. Returning to work after an injury is daunting, and may take more time than you are used to in order to settle in and get back to normal. Here are our tips for settling back into work following a Westminster accident.
Arrange a staggered return
Whilst is may be tempting to return to your usual Monday-Friday routine, your body may have other ideas. Arrange with your manager to return gradually at first, either working part-time or working half days until you are used to the work again. Even working from home a few days a week is a great way to get yourself back into a routine steadily rather than rushing into it.
Make sure to catch up and have handovers
If you’ve missed out on a lot during your time away or someone has taken over your work load, arrange catch up meetings to ensure that you have all of the information necessary to get you back on track. It may be that you’ll need someone to work with you on a project for a while until you get back up to speed and you shouldn’t feel that this is a weakness.
Get reacquainted with your colleagues
You’ve had an injury which is a big thing, but don’t make it the only point of talk between yourself and your colleagues. Take the time to find out what’s been going on in their lives, we’re sure after weeks or months of being at home you’ll be grateful for the gossip!
Making a personal injury claim after a Westminster accident
Whether your accident was at work, on the road or you suffered a slip, trip or fall, now that you’ve recovered you can think about claiming compensation. If the accident occurred within the last three years and was someone else’s fault, you stand a good chance of claiming compensation for any injuries caused by your Westminster accident.
You can get excellent advice about making a personal injury claim from Accident Advice Helpline. A fantastic law firm who deal solely with compensation claims, they’re among the experts in this type of legal process and have an excellent 24/7 advice line which you can use at any time to get in touch.
Date Published: 11th July 2014
Author: Jan Newell