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fracture to the collar bone - need to wear a sling for a week - shall I ask for a week off?

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Hotpotatofood Sat 16-Mar-13 20:45:18

feel guilty and not sure if appropriate - fell on stairs at home, have fracture and need to wear a sling for a week. is it OK to ask off work ? i work in school.

AmandaPayneNeedsaHoliday Sat 16-Mar-13 20:46:14

You need to talk to your doctor and find out whether he/she thinks you need to be signed off surely? Also depends on the nature of your work in the school and whether you can do 'light' duties for a while.

chimchar Sat 16-Mar-13 20:46:52

I think the worry is being bumped which would put your recovery back quite some time.

If you work with pupils then I would have time off. If you work in an office, then you could be safer to go.

Get better soon!

threepiecesuite Sat 16-Mar-13 20:50:33

I'm a teacher and I broke my wrist recently and had it in a plaster cast.
I was signed off by the GP for 2.5 weeks, and in the first week, it was very painful and I was a bit woozy from the painkillers so couldn't go to work.
I got signed back on after 12 days as the pain subsided, I could manage well and it was just more of a nuisance than anything.

landofsoapandglory Sat 16-Mar-13 20:55:26

I'm not sure. DS2 dislocated and broke his shoulder 3 weeks ago. He had the next day off school because he had to go back to the hospital. He has been at school, with his arm in a sling taking Paracetomol and codiene.

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