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Advice needed re work and having to have day off tomorrow injured.

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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
Ok last night after one too many beers Dh fell down the steps at front of our house and ended up in A&E as he was in pain with his ankle, few hours later was told it was just a sprain, use ice compress and rest it for 48 hours. so this evening he rang his boss (he is a lorry driver) and told him he couldnt come in tomorrow due to his injury. He was basically told he was lying and it was 'too convienient' and now they want proof about his ankle. Its only a sprain and the doc didnt give him a note or letter or anything and they wont write a sick note till after the 7 days self cert (he will be back in work monday) So how the hell is he suppose to prove to work that he was advised to rest it? They have basically told him to come in with proof on Monday or dont come back! Thanks in advance.
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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#1
Self certificate should easily cover you for the first 5 days. Go to the Docs and ask for one and fill it in.
#2
they cant do that he can self cert for 7 days thats the idea of a self cert saves the docs getting clogged up with doddgy tums for a sick note!! :thumbsup:
#3
Didn't A & E give him a carbon of their notes for him to take to the doc?
#4
go to dr's in morn and get him to look at ankle and explain problem with work
#5
Aye your doc should be able to verify it for him to you OH's boss.:thumbsup:
#6
I can understand where the boss is coming from.

We had a few sickies off over the festive period and it's pretty annoying, particularly for the diligent ones who do come into to their work.

Not saying everyone is at it, but a few people certainly are.
#7
A and E should be able to give you something without a visit to the drs
#8
My doctor will provide a letter for something like this, only he charges £15! Phone the doctor's receptionist and ask.
#9
if boss asks for a med 3 a medical certificate within the statutary self certification time you can go to your GP but they may request a charge of (at my surgery)£12
your boss is suposed to accept self cert if he does not you can as he is requesting it ask him to pay for it
depends on how far you want to take it can ask if he will pay or if he wants you to take it at unpaid if he feels that strongly but if he insists he will sack you take it to tribunal unfair dismisal that will put him in a corner:thumbsup:
#10
Thanks for that it I wouldnt mind too much but DH works his ass for them lot, coming in weekend ect. We didnt get anypaper work from hospital I will just tell him to get a self cert tomorrow and hand it in on Monday I dont really see what else to do. If he worked sitting down all day he would of gone in but he doesnt he drives a HGV and if he went in rather than rest it could make it worse therefore taking longer to get properly better.
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Thanks for that it I wouldnt mind too much but DH works his ass for them lot, coming in weekend ect. We didnt get anypaper work from hospital I will just tell him to get a self cert tomorrow and hand it in on Monday I dont really see what else to do. If he worked sitting down all day he would of gone in but he doesnt he drives a HGV and if he went in rather than rest it could make it worse therefore taking longer to get properly better.


Surely the company would have spare cover in case of such an event?
#12
[QUOTE=grex9101]Surely the company would have spare cover in case of such an event?[/QUOTE

No idea, theyve laid off so many permanant drivers Im suprised its not just agency staff left!
#13
ive worked in payroll and personnel and the answer is this - a doctors certificate is required if any time is taken off due to sickness surrounding a bank holiday - if you are off due to sickness/injury you must see your doctor and pay for a certificate - this cost is then refunded by the company - your doctor will b able to get notes from the hospital that saw you
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[QUOTE=sn0ttyang3l]ive worked in payroll and personnel and the answer is this - a doctors certificate is required if any time is taken off due to sickness surrounding a bank holiday - if you are off due to sickness/injury you must see your doctor and pay for a certificate - this cost is then refunded by the company - your doctor will b able to get notes from the hospital that saw you[/QUOT
Thanks, probably be a month before we can get in to see a doctor to get a certificate at our surgery anyway:x

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