Increasing personal finances when off work injured

Being injured can be a painful in a number of ways. As well as the physical pain, there’s the fact that you can only do so much in terms of exercise, chores and leisure activities, while it may result in you having to take time off work. One of the biggest impacts any serious injury can have on you is the financial loss, especially if you can’t work because of it. Not working means no income, but if your family relies on you to provide for them, what can you do to cut down costs?

Increasing personal finances when off work injured

Your employer is legally required to give you a few weeks’ sick pay depending on how long you’ve been in your job. While that money can last for a while, there are other costs to take into account such as medical bills which can eat into your finances, but there is something you could try to make everything a little easier to pay for. Making a personal injury claim for compensation against the person or organisation at fault for your injury is a good option.

One of the best things is to achieve justice as well as get the appropriate amount of compensation. Even if you lose, you won’t have to pay them a single penny in legal fees, so you have nothing to lose. A successful claim may help to recover any lost income as well as pay for those costly medical bills, leaving you free to recuperate.


  1. There are usually limited ways you can increase your income when off on sick leave. You have to make sure you don't lose what little money you have coming in.