Nausea, which is often also referred to as biliousness or queasiness, typically involves a feeling of wanting to vomit. This feeling may actually be accompanied by vomiting, although this is not always the case.
Causes of nausea
Some of the most frequently reported causes of nausea include:
- Viral gastroenteritis (or stomach flu)
- Vertigo (incorrect sense of being in motion/spinning)
- Motion sickness
- General anesthesia
- Gastroparesis (poor stomach muscle function)
- Alcohol or drug overdoses
Prolonged or sudden massive exposure to toxic substances may also be responsible for cases of nausea, as can excessive stress. Head injuries at work, like concussions, for instance, may also be an underlying reason for feeling sick.
Injuries by slipping, tripping or falling in particular seem to be responsible for a great deal of injuries to the head involving concussion and nausea. Such injuries may be incurred at work, while shopping or in other public places.
Reporting workplace accidents
There are two main reasons even apparently minor work accidents; falls, slips or trips and accidents on the road should be reported immediately and followed by seeking medical attention as soon as possible. The first is the fact that even seemingly minor injuries, especially if a bang to the head is involved, may ultimately turn out to be far more serious than expected, especially if nausea is experienced.
Personal injury compensation
The second reason for immediately reporting work-related injuries or injuries in public places is to ensure that evidence supporting a potential claim for compensation can be provided. Being injured at work, in a public place or in an accident on the road through the mistake or negligence of another individual may entitle the injured person to compensation, and such evidence will be necessary to ensure a claim can be successfully settled.
If you were exposed to toxic chemicals or otherwise injured while working, you may be entitled to claim for work injury compensation. In a similar fashion, victims of traffic accidents or trips, falls and slips may also qualify for a claim. Accident Advice Helpline can assist in determining claim eligibility and provide qualified, highly experienced assistance during claim procedures. A law firm with 14 years’ experience in handling claims of all types, Accident Advice Helpline is available 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 and operates under a conditional fee agreement (no win, no fee*).
Date Published: July 8, 2014
Author: Accident Advice