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2014/12/06 02:21:58 (permalink)

gym related work problems

Long story short was doing deadlifts 2 weeks ago and pulled my back. Self certified for 5 days and sick noted the rest. Was back in work today and was support to have a back to work meeting which has been postponed until Monday. Heard off a fellow work mate tho that they are going to try and make my 2 week sick leave unpaid. Has anybody had any experience of gym related injury's that have affected worked and can they do this. Cheers
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    Re: gym related work problems 2014/12/06 03:16:44 (permalink)
    Next time go to work and pick something up.
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    Re: gym related work problems 2014/12/06 08:10:20 (permalink)
    Medic
    Next time go to work and pick something up.


    Or perhaps there is a cable sticking out somewhere that can trip you up? I ruined my back dead lifting years ago and had to have several weeks off unpaid.

    If you were to fall at work due to their negligence then they'll give you all the time off you want to recover, the emotional damage a fall could have it could result in a fear or walking full stop.
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    Re: gym related work problems 2014/12/06 08:10:49 (permalink)
    I've been waiting too many where there's blame there's a claim adverts.
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    Re: gym related work problems 2014/12/06 08:49:20 (permalink)
    I have had time off due to a training injury (back/disk related) and no probs
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    Re: gym related work problems 2014/12/06 08:53:14 (permalink)
    Your boss must be cool then, I remember being honest about my injury and they weren't impressed.
    I have issues with slipped discs, constant pain every day and they didn't care.
    Luckily I have my own business now, so I no longer have that issue.
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    Re: gym related work problems 2014/12/06 09:41:16 (permalink)
    Not had time off from gym injuries, had a week off when I came off my bike and broke my hand, no problems. Another guy came off the week before and mangled his collar bone, had to have it all reconstructed, was out of work for 8 weeks, no issues at all.

     



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    Re: gym related work problems 2014/12/06 10:56:19 (permalink)
    So if you hurt yourself doing diy at home would that be equally frowned upon?
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    Re: gym related work problems 2014/12/06 10:57:04 (permalink)
    It all depends on who the employer is,if it is a large organisation then there will be no issue. Smaller employers will have different rules as naturally they don't have as pockets as deep as larger employers.
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    Re: gym related work problems 2014/12/06 11:03:14 (permalink)
    Unfortunately if you injure yourself through sport then an employer is under no obligation to pay you. Never admit to an employer that you have a sports related injury. Next time just say you fell down the stairs.
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    Re: gym related work problems 2014/12/06 12:46:58 (permalink)
    Seems a bit tight to me.
    Employers should be glad to have employees that are interested in their health.
    Doesn`t make for much goodwill does it?
    Does it state that you are not covered in your contract?
     
    How would they react if you had to take time off due to drinking or smoking related health issues?
    Could look into some legal advise although this getting thin on the ground these days.
    post edited by Dumbat - 2014/12/06 12:48:59

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    Re: gym related work problems 2014/12/06 13:44:41 (permalink)
    http://businessdatabase.indicator.co.uk/business_advice_directory/articles/statutory_sick_pay2/paying_employees_for_self_inflicted_injuries/UKTACDAR_EU120807/related

    Not sure how reliable this source is, but seems to suggest that sick pay rules are constant no matter what is wrong with you.

    I think they would have to be, as where do you draw the line?
    post edited by Furious D - 2014/12/06 22:16:07
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    Re: gym related work problems 2014/12/06 14:57:33 (permalink)
    Are you in a union? If not, citizens advice should be able to help. 
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    Re: gym related work problems 2014/12/06 15:10:12 (permalink)
    You're entitled to statutory sick pay no matter what, whether they'll pay you sick pay at full rate is another matter. Check your contract t see what is says about being paid when absent through injury/sickness
     
    Have you been warned that no sick pay will be paid, statutory or not? Have you taken any sick in the last year?
    post edited by Lay - 2014/12/06 15:12:46
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    Re: gym related work problems 2014/12/06 15:27:17 (permalink)
    Fella I used to play rugby with also did martial arts and got a hard time from his boss for having the odd black eye or broken nose, but really not much he could do about it as your boss can't really control how you live outside of work. He was dealing with high paying customers though. Accidents happen and I reckon if you challenge it, they'll back down. The risk would be that they'll punish you after for every little thing they can.
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    Re: gym related work problems 2014/12/06 19:49:10 (permalink)
    I had a month off in 2010 for doing my back in. They had no problem and I even went to the company physio.
    I work for London Underground, can't fault them.
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    Re: gym related work problems 2014/12/07 17:23:41 (permalink)
    If you have a sick note from doc they have to pay you the min of £87.55 a week after first 3 days as it is paid to the company from the government but some companies will top it up
    but the company I work for are as tight as and did not pay any extra when I was off
    https://www.gov.uk/statutory-sick-pay/overview
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