Nerves. Some people suffer from them, and some don’t. But can nervousness affect injury risk?
We’ve all had to do something that has made us nervous. Whether it’s a driving test, a best man’s speech or even singing at the works’ Christmas party. Nervousness can actually be quite a serious matter, particularly when it comes to work accidents and personal injury claims.
When does nervousness affect injury risk?
Injuries caused by an accident at work can range from the relatively minor to the serious and of course death. If you have been injured at work in the past three years you may be entitled to claim for compensation.
Here are just a few examples of how nervousness might cause a personal injury or an accident at work.
- When using chemicals
Chemical spillages are potentially very hazardous so if you are nervous when handling dangerous substances, the chances of you causing harm to yourself or a fellow co-worker are massively increased.
- When you’re operating heavy machinery
If you are nervous while using heavy machinery there will be an increased chance that you will suffer a serious injury. Workers are trained specifically when it comes to using dangerous equipment, but if nerves are a factor, a lot of this specialist training can go out the window.
- When driving
If you drive for a living, suffering from nerves can be a real problem. Obviously driving can be a nerve-wracking experience, but you should never get behind the wheel if you are too anxious to be able to control a vehicle or react to certain situations that might arise otherwise the risk of a road traffic accident increases hugely.
Have you been injured due to an accident at work?
With the right advice and assistance you may be able to make a claim compensation for injuries. This is money that could be vital to you and your family as you recover from your injuries, as well as money that can be used if you are unable to work for some time afterwards.
Accident Advice Helpline can certainly advise you with your personal injury compensation claim. We have years of experience in handling personal injury claims and are specialists in cases where people have been injured at work.
Call our helpline today on 0800 689 0500. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and due to the fact that most of the information is gathered over the phone, it’s highly unlikely you will need to attend court.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice