The City of London is full of offices. However, that doesn’t mean that workers don’t need to make City of London accident at work compensation claims. Offices are not deemed as being dangerous environments. They are certainly not dangerous in the same way that one might view an iron smelting plant, or a construction site.
However, offices can still be the cause of accidents that result in injury. This especially true if employers aren’t as good as they should be in disseminating health and safety obligations and responsibilities.
When an occupational related illness can be regarded as an injury
One of the most common work related injuries is stress. Many people view stress more as an illness than an injury. However, when being compensated for work related incidents, whether it’s an injury or a condition/illness that is brought about through work, it amounts to the same thing.
When pressure is healthy, and when it is not
A certain amount of pressure at work is healthy. It helps to keep us motivated and makes us more productive. But when pressure becomes too heavy, or it is constantly there, it can lead to stress which has exactly the opposite effect. It undermines confidence and performance, and can result in damaging employees’ health in both a physical and mental way.
Building stress evaluation into risk assessments
Stress in the workplace is currently a very real problem. Employers need to be aware of this and should take it into account when carrying out risk assessments. These assessments should look into:
- Measuring stress in the current procedures and workloads
- Examining the possibility of managers and employees working together to achieve practical improvements
- Putting a mechanism into place to regularly review stress in the workplace
The HSE’s “Management Standards” tool
The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) has devised what it refers to as their “Management Standards” for helping to identify and tackle stress indicators. This initiative recognises six factors.
- The demands that are put on employees such as workload, work patterns
- Controlling and encouraging employees’ feedback
- Supporting employees with good management and resource availability
- Promoting positive relationships and facilitating team bonding
- Examining employees’ roles to help them to understand their contribution
- Managing change
Launching a City of London accident at work compensation claim for stress
If you work in the inner city, and you’ve become the victim of stress in the workplace, Accident Advice Helpline can assist you. We can launch a City of London accident at work compensation claim.
Begin by going to our website and use our 30 second HOW MUCH compensation calculator. This will enable you to get an estimate of how much your claim could be worth. Any problems or concerns you have can be dealt with by our user-friendly customer support service. Simply call 0800 180 4123 free from any landline, or 0333 500 0992 from any mobile.
Remember our no win no fee service is recommended by Esther Ranten.
Date Published: 30th August 2014