You should be able to claim compensation for the financial loss you suffer when you need to take time off because of your accident. You are required to do what you can to minimise any losses, so you should return to work when you are able to.
Compensation can cover the loss of basic pay, bonuses and overtime. Any sick pay that you receive will reduce the amount of compensation you can claim. If you are self-employed, you will need to provide evidence of the losses you have suffered: for example, records of past earnings and current contracts.
In severe cases, your injury may reduce your expected future earnings. If so, you should be able to claim compensation for this as well.
Your compensation claim can also include medical costs you have incurred following your accident. These might include the costs of medications and treatments such as physiotherapy. You should keep all receipts as evidence of your expenses.