While there may be no doubt as to which Phoenix property owner is responsible for your recent slip-and-fall injury, one uncertainty is how you can provide for yourself while taking off from work to recover. Bill collectors may give you a break only for so long before demanding that you catch up on past-due payments.

To help, see what Fox Business has to say about the matter. Use their insights to give yourself one less thing to worry about while making your recovery.

Keep your employer in the loop

If your injury is only temporarily disabling, let your employer know how long you expect to be out of the office. Check to see if you need to provide a note from your doctor to speed up your return to work. Also, now is a good time to talk to HR about using sick days, vacation time and the like to better maintain your income.

Understand the law 

What if your injury forces you to exhaust all your vacation time and sick days? If so, your employer may have the legal option of terminating you because you cannot perform your required duties. That said, specific laws can protect you, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act. While this law does not help with your income, it can better ensure that you have a job to go back to after you heal.

Look into Social Security benefits 

Your slip and fall may have resulted in severe and disabling injuries or medical conditions. If so, look into applying for Social Security benefits. While often difficult to secure, receiving benefits could provide you with a great deal of peace of mind.

This information is only intended to educate and should not be interpreted as legal advice.