When you’ve got a busy day ahead, the last thing you want to think about is being injured in accidents at work or falling foul of a nasty migraine. Sadly, accidents happen and, from time to time, most of us have days when we feel under the weather. If you’re prone to midday migraines, here are some tips to help you cope and reduce the risk of work-related illness in the future.
Battling midday migraines at work
If you’ve got deadlines fast approaching, or you’re having a stressful day, the last thing you want is a midday migraine. Sadly, if you suffer from migraines, they can come on at any time. Often, they hit you when you’re rundown or under pressure.
Migraines are different to headaches; the main symptom is usually a severe headache, but many people experience additional signs. You may also feel nauseous and be more sensitive to light and noise. In some cases, migraines can cause vomiting and changes in your vision.
If you have a migraine, take some painkillers and make sure you stay hydrated. If you’re struggling with a midday migraine on a sunny day, take yourself to a quiet, dark room for a moment and rest. Speak to your boss.
If you’re not well, you can’t concentrate and you’re struggling to see straight, it’s probably best that you go home.
If you have persistent midday migraines, it’s beneficial to seek advice from a doctor. There may be stronger painkillers you can take on prescription. It’s also possible to take medication to ease other symptoms, such as anti-emetics to prevent vomiting.
If you have been sick, try and sip water as and when you can.
Some people experience midday migraines as a result of work-related stress or tiredness. If you are stressed because of work or things that are going on in your personal life, talk to your employer. You may be able to get some help with your workload or take a bit of time off.
Claiming work accident compensation
You’ll often find that employers go out of their way to try and prevent work accidents and occupational illnesses. However, if your boss is flouting the rules, or you’ve been injured as a result of their negligence, you may wish to consider claiming work injury compensation.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out more about making a personal injury claim.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice