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Tips To Protect Your Career After Experiencing A Personal Injury

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If you have been involved in a life-changing accident that leaves you unable to perform at work and at home can be a significant burden on your life as well as those who rely on your income. Making a personal injury claim to protect you and your family’s financial needs can keep you afloat even if you can’t return to work for an extended period. It’s a good idea to be one step ahead of life in this area of finance because no one can foresee the future. These tips will help you protect your career after a personal injury.

Getting Help From The Correct People

There are laws to protect you in the event of an injury. For example, your company might have to either change your job title or position or allow you to work from home, to name some options depending on your employers’ legal policies. Ensuring that you get the correct lawyers and advice and not trying to do this yourself can keep your job safe as your lawyer will know how to approach your employer.

Time To Report

Most countries differ when it comes to reporting any injury that can cause you to not report for duty. Still, it is best to report as soon as possible to avoid any issues with your employer if your case gets taken to court. Ensure that you or a close relative or friend informs the employer of your absence from work on your behalf to avoid miscommunication. Ignoring this could cost you your job.

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Knowing What You Can And Can’t Do

If you are on sick leave due to injury and cannot perform your duties, it can be frustrating to stay at home, but staying at home can protect your job. For example, if you have two broken legs and can’t report for duty and go on a holiday or go anywhere for enjoyment that involves you doing what you said you couldn’t do can lead to a termination of your contract. Make sure to follow up with your company management or lawyers on what you can and can’t do while on injury leave. Injury leave time should be spent recovering at home.

Going Back To Work

Sometimes your company can allow you back to your original position after an accident if you can fulfill your duties, or the company might place you into a different position. Your company might also allow you to work from home. If you can go back to work, make sure that you stay as professional as possible and understand that the company you work for helps you through your journey. Bear in mind that business stops for no one, so when you get back to work, it’s best to work and not let your injury get in the way of your profession. If you cannot perform, report to your company HR and your lawyers.

It will be best to follow the advice given by the Professionals and not to take chances with your job and respect your company and always be professional at work before and after an injury.

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