Health and Safety Executive statistics show that every year more than 28 million working days are lost as a result of accidents at work and work-related illness. If you suffer from work-related injuries or you’re eager to find out more about claiming work accident compensation, call Accident Advice Helpline.
Painkillers on an empty stomach
Many employees use painkillers to deal with acute or chronic pain. If you’re taking painkillers, make sure you follow the dosage instructions carefully and ask your GP or a pharmacist if you need advice about taking painkillers with food or with other types of medication. Generally speaking, you should take analgesics, particularly anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen, after food, and as such, avoid taking painkillers on an empty stomach.
Coping with work-related illness
Every individual has the right to carry out their day-to-day work in a safe and secure environment, which complies with the latest health and safety regulations. In some cases, work accidents are impossible to prevent but in others, there are steps that could have been taken to prevent injury. Some common examples of work-related injuries and illnesses include:
- neck and back pain
- repetitive strain injury
- fractures, grazes, cuts and dislocations caused by slips, trips and falls and falls from height
- industrial deafness
If you suffer from symptoms of work-related illness, such as headaches, neck and back pain, changes in vision, hearing loss or muscular aches and pains, it is advisable to see your GP. If you do choose to make a claim against your employer, your medical notes and reports from your doctor could be used as evidence.
Making a work accident claim
If you believe your employer has displayed negligence which has resulted in a work accident or you have sustained work injuries through no fault of your own, note down as much information about your case as possible and contact Accident Advice Helpline, a legal firm that specialises in work injury compensation and boasts extensive experience in the personal injury claims industry.
In order to support your work illness claim, you must have evidence, so gather together statements from other colleagues or eye witnesses. Jot down details of the accident, take photographs and keep a diary to record key details, which may be useful in confirming your version of events. Medical notes and records of meetings with your employer will also prove useful.
Call us today on Freephone number, 0800 689 0500, to speak with a friendly advisor and start the claims process for your work-related accident.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice