Accidents at work and their subsequent complications are not just limited to the easy-to-spot physical damage. In fact, internal problems because of stress at work and stress-related illnesses can often cause further reaching and longer lasting damage.
What is one of the most common symptoms of suffering from stress at work?
As well as the tell tale signs of anxiety and becoming increasingly withdrawn, people suffering from stress related illnesses may also become angry at seemingly trivial matters, and be far more easily irritable than they have been previously.
How will I know that I am suffering from these symptoms of stress disorder?
Someone experiencing symptoms of being easily irritable and angry will quite often feel:
– Stress and frustration towards others based on the fact that others do not understand what they are going through.
– Stress when you see the reaction and emotions written across other people’s faces when they are seen.
– Worried and concerned that other people will think less of, or be disappointed by, them.
– Stressed at the most minor of criticisms or even just perceived slights.
What are the main problems of suffering these types of stresses?
Suffering this kind of stress based illness can be something of a double edged sword. Whilst becoming far more short-tempered is easier for other people to notice than becoming withdrawn, especially if it is out of character, angry outbursts can make it hard for people to sympathise with the plight.
Being easily irritable or angry at work can:
– Make you extremely difficult for others to work with.
– Difficult to manage, in case advice is misconstrued as criticism.
– Isolate you in the work place and damage previously solid working relationships.
What can I do to avoid these emotions?
First off, it is the responsibility of employers and organisations to ensure that the working environment is a safe one.
This not only means preventing physical injuries at work, but trying to help with mental issues as well. Like so many things, the key to dealing with the situation is communication.
It may seem difficult, but expressing how you are feeling, particularly before an angry outburst, can go a long way to dealing with a problem. Apologising quickly can also help.
If you have suffered from a stress-related illness at work, you may be due work illness compensation. Accident Advice Helpline can assist with your case from beginning to end. To discuss your potential claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.