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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

    Workplace compensation in West Lothian


    Proposing that you take a work break to your boss and how to make a claim after an injury

    There are plenty of reasons why you might want to consider taking a break from work. If you are ill or have been injured, have personal problems or are just wanting to take some time to reconsider your career, you may need to take time off. Being injured could also mean you can claim workplace compensation in West Lothian.

    Your employer needs to approve any time off that you take, particularly if you are not planning to take this as holiday but rather as an extended break from work. An employer is not likely to approve a break without good reason, so you need to provide them with one. Here are some of the ways you can propose your break to your employer.

    • Decide why you need the break. Rather than just asking for a period of extended leave, you should present your reasoning to your employer so that they can see that there is a legitimate reason for it. Work out exactly what you need to break for, and try to choose reasons which are serious and legitimate.
    • Decide how long you need. There is no point asking your employer for an extended period of leave when you have no real idea of how long you want to be off for, as this doesn’t allow your employer to plan for your absence. Give exact dates of when you would leave and when you would be back.
    • Decide how it will benefit the company. If you are feeling overly stressed, or are suffering from an illness, you should explain to your employer that taking this time will help you to get yourself back in order so that you can return to work in a better situation and be able to offer more as an employee.
    • Be prepared to compromise. You must understand that your employer might not be entirely happy to have you take an extended break, and be willing to compromise with them so that the situation suits both of you.

    Claiming workplace compensation in West Lothian with Accident Advice Helpline

    You can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to discuss your options for claiming workplace compensation in West Lothian. You should only consider making a claim if you believe that you have a good case for compensation, and the team should be able to help you with this decision.

    You will then be passed over to an experienced in house personal injury lawyer, who will work with you on a 100% no win no fee* basis on your claim, and will also work on your behalf so that you shouldn’t have to go to court.

    Date Published: 15th October 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.