How to talk to your employer about sick leave and no win no fee* in Bridlington
If you have sustained a serious injury, or are dealing with a chronic illness, then you may have to speak to your employer about taking sick leave (or a leave of absence) from your job. Your employer is not allowed to fire you for taking sick leave if you are legitimately ill, and should do what they can to accommodate you until you are well enough to return to work. Here are some tips on how to approach your employer about taking an extended period of absence because of an injury or illness.
- Be upfront. As soon as you find out that you need to take an extended leave of absence you should approach your employer with this information. One of the worst things you can do is to lie, or mislead your boss about how long your absence is going to be, or what is happening with your health and treatment.
- Offer medical back up. You should ask your doctor for a medical certificate or assessment to show to your boss, to prove the validity of your injury or illness as well as some information as to when this problem is expected to be resolved. Dealing with dates and facts will help your employer to deal with the situation professionally.
- Explain the reasons behind your illness/injury. If you feel that your injury or illness was caused by the negligence of your employer then you should absolutely be upfront about this and explain what they need to do to prevent the same situation happening again. If your employer is to blame then they need to understand this and take steps to deal with the situation.
When you can file a no win no fee* Bridlington claim
If the reason for your injury or illness is actually the negligence of your employer, then you may be able to make a no win no fee* Bridlington claim for compensation. Your employer has a duty of care to you, to ensure that you do not get ill or sustain any injuries during the course of your work. If you have become ill or injured at work through no fault of your own, then your employer owes you compensation for this.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years experience in the field of no win no fee* Bridlington compensation claims, and works with experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers to get you the compensation you deserve. You can call the helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to speak to the friendly, helpful team about your injury or illness.
They will help you to decide whether or not you have a good case for a no win no fee* Bridlington claim and will then pass you over to your injury lawyers if possible. Your injury lawyers will then work entirely on your behalf so that you shouldn’t have to go to court and will be updated regularly on the status of your claim.