A persons health is probably their highest priority and in most cases employees will take a leave from work in order to look after themselves. Health problem leaves can be used for doctor visits, surgery, treatment, recovery or rest. The health issues may even be related to work including stressful working environment or work conditions. For example, employees working on computers can develop carpel tunnel syndrome and may need treatment. Health problem leaves are not necessarily bad for a company because they can allow an employee to recover and come back more productive and energized. Below are a couple of samples of health problems leave letters to help staffers design their own.
Mr. Jimmy Clark
Editor in Chief
London Times Magazine
123 News Ave, London
Date: March 31, 2011
Dear Mr. Clark,
As our discussion earlier today, I would like to take a leave for 2 weeks because of health problems. I sprained my ankle at the Presidential speech and am having difficulty walking. I will be out of the office to attend physical therapy from April 1 to April 15.
The physician who is treating me has recommended that I keep weight off my ankle. If I do not recover within 2 weeks I might need surgery. I can provide all medical records on my return.
I can cover my project deadlines from home because I will be able to use my laptop in bed. I have conducted all necessary interviews and need to complete the stories for submission and editing.
Head of IT
123 Manufacturing Town, Chicago
Date: March 20, 2011
I would like to ask for a 1 week leave to receive treatment for my carpel tunnel syndrome. I will need the leave for health problems starting March 31 to April 7.
My doctor has recommended that I stay off a computer for at least seven days and receive physical therapy at the hospital. This will give me time to recover and relieve the pain in my wrists.
I will not be able to work from home because my problems make it difficult to type. I recommend Samantha Gibbons as a replacement for my tasks until I return.