Check out your sick leave entitlements depending on where you work.

Tip-Injuries while at work and injuries while elsewhere may be treated differently. While you may be able to work with your injury, be sure you are able to arrive at work and at home safely also.

At least 145 countries provide paid sick days for short- or long-term illnesses, with 127 providing a week or more annually. 98 countries guarantee one month or more of paid sick days.

Many high-income economies require employers to provide paid sick days upwards of 10 days, including: Japan, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Singapore.

  • Ref: Heymann J. Work, Family & Equity Index, 2007: How Does the U.S. Measure Up? Montreal: McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy, 2007.