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    How to avoid that winter bug going round the office

    How to avoid that winter bug going round the office

    If you work in an office, you will know that every winter there always seem to be bugs and viruses circulating the office and you have to be very lucky to avoid the dreaded lurgy. So, here are some top tips to avoid catching that winter bug and helping to prevent a work accident injury claim.

    Wrap up warm and eat healthily to avoid any accidents at work

    If you are cold or run down, then viruses are easier to catch as your immune system will be considerably lower. So, make sure you always wrap up warm in the cold weather, and eat healthily. You may not connect accidents at work claims with being ill, but when you have a virus or illness at work, as you may know, you aren’t feeling your best so may not always be concentrating on what you are doing. This is a prime example of how you can get a work accident injury.

    Avoid those who are ill around you

    This seems obvious but if you can avoid it then try to steer clear of those you know aren’t well, to increase your chances of not catching what they have. To help prevent accident at work claims you need to look after yourself, and if that means staying around your work station then that is what it means. Most bugs are only contagious for a few days so it wouldn’t be long, but would greatly help in preventing work accidents.

    Open a window

    In the winter you may not want to do this but opening a window, even it is just for a few minutes, will help stop you catching the winter bug. You will get some fresh air, and it won’t constantly be recycled air through the air conditioning unit which would be full of germs. Not only will this help prevent viruses, but the cold air will help keep you alert and continue to help prevent any accidents at work.

    But, if you do come down with the winter bug and/or have an accident at work that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Speak to Accident Advice Helpline to find out more about how much compensation you may be eligible to claim for you work accident injury. To discuss your claim with an expert adviser dial 0800 689 0500 now.

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    Date Published: December 9, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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