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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Most common accident claims: Finance


    At Accident Advice Helpline, we have over 13 years’ experience in all areas of personal injury compensation including accidents at work. We have amassed an expert knowledge on potential injuries across a broad spectrum of careers. In this article we take a look at the most common accident claims in the finance sector.

    Stress

    Due to recent economic circumstances, working conditions in the financial sector have deteriorated. Deadlines, targets and threats of redundancy have meant that the financial sector can be among of the most stressful occupations to be employed in. Stress can have serious detrimental effects on the body and mind and it’s of the utmost importance to keep stress in check. Remember to take regular breaks from your work and listen to relaxing music to help prevent the buildup of stress.

    Repetitive Strain Injury

    Many people employed in the financial sector often spend extended periods of time behind a desk or at a computer screen. This can lead to an increasingly common injury known as Repetitive Strain Injury or RSI, caused by constant stress on the same muscle groups. RSI can be caused by typing and writing, where continuous strain is placed on the wrists and hands. Use an ergonomic keyboard and do some light exercises during break periods in order to prevent an RSI.

    Back, neck and shoulder injury

    Back, neck and shoulder injuries belong to the same group of injuries as RSI and are caused by strain and stress on the muscle groups, possibly through extended periods of time behind a desk or computer. Back, neck and shoulder injuries can be caused by incorrect posture. It is important to maintain correct posture at your workstation in order to prevent a back, neck or shoulder injury. Ensure that your chair is correctly adjusted for your height and perform light stretches during break periods.

    Claiming compensation for an accident in the financial sector

    If you work in the finance sector and you’ve suffered a work-related injury in the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to claim compensation. We have a legal team which operates right across the UK and can help you get the amount of compensation you deserve. Our lines are open 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 and are staffed by friendly, professional advisers who will assist you in your claim for compensation. Contact us today for more information.

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    Date Published: May 1, 2014

    Author: SM Content

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