Why you shouldn’t try to do everything yourself at work and how to claim accident at work compensation if you want to
Some people just naturally want to take on any task they can at work, and complete it on their own either to prove that they are able to, or simply because they think things will go easier if they do it themselves. But the reason that most employers will hire a specific team is so that everyone can chip in to help get projects finished and make decisions, so that all of the power isn’t left in the hands of one person, just as doing all of the work isn’t left down to one person. Even if you feel that it will be easier if you just try to do everything yourself, here are a few reasons that this is a bad idea.
- It takes too long. Although you might think that you are more capable of doing a certain task than anyone else, if the task was designed for more than one person to do at once then trying to do it on your own will just be slow and unproductive.
- You get overtired. It is hard to concentrate on something when you are trying to work too many hours, and too hard for too long. You should always delegate to others just so that you have some free time to yourself to refresh and stay alert.
- You might do it wrong. It is better to have at least two people working on any one project, so that it is more likely that someone will notice if something has been done wrong, or is being done wrong. On your own you can get into something without another viewpoint to question your processes and ensure that everything is going well.
- You set unrealistic expectations. It is not possible to do everything all of the time, sometimes you will be ill or tired, and sometimes the job will be too hard. If you set expectations of yourself as being able to do everything, you risk letting people down in the future.
How to claim accident at work compensation in Cornwall if you want to
You should be able to claim accident at work compensation in Cornwall if you can prove that you have been forced to do too much on your own and this has led to a serious accident or injury.
Your employer should be looking out for you and ensuring that you don’t ever put yourself in a situation which could lead to injury so if they do get you into danger you may have a great case for accident at work compensation in Cornwall.
Accident Advice Helpline can provide you with advice and support, as well as experienced injury lawyers to help you to claim accident at work compensation in Cornwall, so give the team a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile if you do want to make a claim.
Date Published: 19th September 2014
Author: David Brown