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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

    Three helpful ways to cope with anxiety


    Injuries at work take all kinds of forms. Not all workplace accidents manifest themselves with obvious physical consequences such as a broken bone following a construction site accident.

    Sometimes, the problems concern mental health and build up over time.

    Does anxiety increase the chances of accidents at work?

    In short, yes. This is because people suffering from anxiety or other stress-related illnesses can often make rash or ill-thought out decisions. This in turn can lead to health and safety steps falling by the wayside and the chances of an accident at work increasing.

    How can I cope with anxiety?

    Fortunately, help is at hand for those suffering from anxiety at work or elsewhere. Whilst things like drinking, smoking, becoming withdrawn or collapsing in front of a television are counter-intuitive and will only make problems worse in the long run, the following three methods can help you get back on the right track.

    Make time for fun and relaxation

    Making a concerted effort to find the time for relaxing and unwinding in a manner that isn’t vegetating on the sofa can help combat feelings of anxiety. Classic examples of relaxing activities include:

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    • Going for a walk.
    • Exercising.
    • Playing with pets or contacting friends.

    Personal time should be factored into your daily schedule. Remember that caring for yourself is a necessity, not a luxury or inconvenience.

    Psychotherapy

    If your anxiety or stress-related illnesses are causing serious problems, psychotherapy may be able to help. Essentially, it is talking your issues out with a professional in a confidential setting.

    It can help understand what events trigger your feelings and how they manifest themselves, whilst giving you back a sense of control and an opportunity to learn and develop coping techniques.

    Psychotherapy can be done on an individual basis, as part of a group or in the company of your spouse or family to help them better understand your condition.

    Hypnotherapy

    Considered to be more of an aid than a treatment itself, hypnotherapy can help relax the victim and explore causes and solutions to their anxiety problems.

    If you suffer from an illness at work, be it stress-related or otherwise, it is important to remember that you may be due some work accident or illness compensation.

    Our expert legal team at Accident Advice Helpline can establish the validity and strength of your claim and are usually able to settle out of court.

    Date Published: March 5, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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