Suffering an injury at work can be very upsetting. Depending on the severity of your injury you can find yourself negatively affected for a few days, weeks, or months. Some individuals find themselves suffering life-changing injuries, which can leave them permanently disabled.
As well as the upset of suffering a physical injury, regardless of its severity, there is also the worry that comes with suffering an injury at work, both from your work directly and from the potential financial issues that can result.
There are so many questions to answer that it can easily become overwhelming. Will you be investigated for the accident? Could you be disciplined? Will you have to take time off from work to recover? How long will you be off work for? Will you be paid for the time you have to take off? If you are going to be paid for your time off will it be at your usual rate or will it be SSP? Could you lose your job because of this? What if you can’t get another job at the same level because of the injury? How will you pay your bills, and support your family?