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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

    5 psychological disorders from work-related stress


    Stress at work can cause a wide variety of both physical and psychological disorders. A report first published by the Work Foundation in 2007 identifies some of the most common psychological disorders caused by work-related stress. These disorders include: Acute and depressive anxiety disorders Fatigue Irritability Low self-esteem PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) Signs and symptoms….

    Coping with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder


    PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, can develop following all kinds of traumatic events, including, for instance: Plane, train or car accidents Terrorist attacks, natural disasters or war Assault, kidnapping or rape Childhood neglect, physical or sexual abuse The sudden, unexpected death of someone close may also cause Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder The symptoms of post….

    Dealing with post traumatic stress disorder


    Post traumatic stress disorder is a serious mental health condition, which is commonly found in people who have been through very distressing experiences. If you’’ve been injured in an accident at work or you’’ve developed an illness, such as post traumatic stress disorder, as a result of a work accident, you may wish to claim compensation. What is post traumatic stress….

    Claiming and psychological damage suffered


    A road traffic accident or work accident can, depending on the circumstances and the extent of a personal injury, be extremely traumatic. Psychological damage suffered The trauma of being injured in a serious motoring accident, for instance, can result in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Such damage can leave the injured individual unable to function properly….

    Potential claims for prison workers


    Working in prisons can pose many different dangers. After all, you are working within a close vicinity of criminals; their crime could be as minor as shoplifting or as serious as murder or rape. For these reasons there are several potential claims for prison workers. Slips, trips and falls in the cells This could be….

    Keeping spirits up when my partner is off work injured


    When your partner is off work injured, it can be difficult for both of you. Sometimes, when they’re feeling the physical and mental drain of their condition, it can be difficult for you to take on the additional housework and manage any money troubles, while ensuring that your partner doesn’t become depressed due to the….

    Are injuries in the workplace only physical?


    At Accident Advice Helpline, we’ve been dealing with claims for compensation in all areas of personal injury compensation for over a decade now. In that time, we’ve helped many people who’ve suffered an accident at work to get the compensation they deserve. Quite often there is a false assumption that injuries in the workplace are….

    Most common claims from building sites


    Building sites are highly dangerous places to be, and construction site accidents are not only fairly frequent, they are often also the cause of serious, even fatal injuries at work. Common construction site incidents The most common types of building site accidents include falls from height (scaffolding; ladders; raised parts of buildings); slips, trips and….

    Are you dealing with post traumatic stress disorder?


    PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is an anxiety disorder victims of traumatic events like car accidents, wartime combat or natural disasters may experience. Signs and symptoms Typically occurring when the afflicted individual is re-experiencing the road traffic accident, combat situation or other traumatic event; trying to avoid memories of or thinking about the car crash or….

    How to deal with anxiety at work


    According to the Health and Safety Executive, stress and anxiety at work are among the most common types of occupational illnesses in the UK. If you suffer from stress at work or you’ve been involved in accidents at work, Accident Advice Helpline could help you claim compensation. Causes of anxiety at work There are many possible….

    Five contributors to anxiety and depression in the office


    According to statistics published by the HSE, stress, depression and anxiety are the biggest contributing factors when it comes to working days lost through accidents at work. Over 11 million working days are lost each year to depression and anxiety. In order to effectively combat stress in the workplace, it’s important to know the contributing….

    The psychological impact of dog bites in public


    Dog bites and dog bite injuries number in the tens of millions each year and children are at higher risk than adults. Between 76 and 94 per cent of animal bites are from dogs and apart from the physical injury that these attacks cause, emotional scars can also be left for years. Traumatic and psychological….

    Can I claim for emotional suffering and pain?


    Emotional suffering and pain can be a major consequence of the injury sustained from such incidents as an accident at work. This type of pain can linger long after the physical injuries have recovered and can severely affect your life. So can compensation be sought for emotional suffering? The simple answer is yes it can….

    My legal rights: Stress and depression


    Work-related stress and depression are a serious problem among British employees. The latest available figures revealed that during the 12-month period between 2010 and 2011, 211,000 cases of anxiety, depression and stress at work were reported. Other stress and depression statistics During the same period, approximately 400,000 workers in the UK were reported to believe they….

    What can I do if I can’t physically claim after an injury?


    Should you wish to claim after an injury, sustained in a road traffic accident for instance, your ability to claim would partly depend on the time that has elapsed since the accident occurred. This is because there is a time limit, or limitation period of three years for claims to be lodged. Minors There are,….

    Five potential Royal Air Force member injury claims


    While members of the Royal Air Force are trained for combat situations, where injuries and even deaths are expected to some extent, they are ultimately employees of the Ministry of Defence (MOD). As such, they should be protected against accidents at work just like employees in any other industry. Five potential injuries for Royal Air….

    The psychological impact of suffering an injury at work


    In 2006, a landmark study to examine the psychological, economical, social and vocational impact of accidents at work and work related illness on employees was conducted on behalf of the Health & Safety Executive. The study focused on two pre-selected work sectors (healthcare and construction). Principal aims The study’s principal research aims were to identify….

    Three checks to determine whether you are stressed


    According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), more than one in four workers are affected by work-related stress in Europe. As a result of such stress, workers’ mental and physical health can be affected, producing anxiety and distress. Long hours, a high workload and prolonged pressure can all contribute to such….

    Low self-esteem? What are the main triggers?


    In many cases, low self-esteem is triggered by crucial experiences in early life. Triggers may be something that was seen, heard or experienced at home, at school or within the wider community and may, for example, consist of: Systematic abuse, neglect or punishment. Failure to meet standards set by parents. Failure to meet standards set….

    Three checks to determine if you’re suffering anxiety


    Most people experience anxiety, a feeling of unease, worry or fear, at some point or another in their lives. Such feelings may, for instance, be experienced before exams, job interviews or medical tests. Under normal circumstances, anxiety can be helpful, as it can help to improve alertness and performance. Too much or prolonged anxiety, on….

    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….

    Three ways to deal with stress effectively


    Stress can be caused by something as minor as handing homework in on time to something more important such as money problems. Stress can also cause a lot of accidents and health problems. One major factor which often makes stress worse is work.  If you are stressed at work then it means you cannot wholly….

    Psychological accidents: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)


    Not all injuries are immediately visible on the surface. Sometimes, the worst accidents can be those that are suffered internally. In this article, Accident Advice Helpline looks at Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and its effects on the body and mind. What is TBI? TBI typically results from an accident where the head suffers a significant….

    Psychological accidents: Chronic pain


    Whether you have sustained an injury at work or experienced a road traffic accident, the harm and pain you will have suffered in the aftermath of your ordeal can be extreme. As with all things in life, every individual experiences pain at a different level. It is a personal feeling and interpretation of what has….

    Psychological accidents: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


    Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, can affect anyone who has been the victim or witness of a serious accident on the road or at work, a plane crash or natural disaster, assault, sudden loss of a loved one and so on. In short, PTSD can emerge after any type of traumatic event. Normal reactions after….

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