How to get through physically demanding jobs and how to claim accident at work compensation if you are injured
A physically demanding job may seem better than a desk job in many ways, mostly because it helps you to avoid boredom by keeping you moving, and is generally better for your health. However, it is also tricky to stay in a physically demanding job for a long time without becoming very physically tired, or without suffering at least one injury.
If you have chosen to work in an industry where you do need to be very active all of the time, here are some ways for you to get through the day without becoming injured or finding that you are too worn down to continue.
- Know your limits. There is no point in you working hard at something which is just too much for you physically. You won’t be able to get the job done as well as you would like if you are struggling physically, and you leave yourself open to injury.
- Tell your employer if you cannot physically do something. Instead of worrying about it, let your boss know right away that this task will be too much for you, so you need help or to be put onto another task. Your employer will appreciate your honesty and you can show them you are willing to work hard with another task.
- Take breaks. Just like with an office job, you need breaks to refresh and feel more able to continue with the work you are doing. You are required to take a certain number of breaks by law and you should take these, as well as any extras if you are feeling tired or in pain.
- Look at the rewards. When you are doing something which is painful or difficult, look at what you are doing and what the end result will be rather than focusing on what you are currently experiencing.
You may be able to claim accident at work compensation in Croydon
You have to accept that injuries are a natural part of working in physical jobs, but you may be able to claim accident at work compensation in Croydon if you are involved in a real accident and sustain serious injuries.
You will only be able to get accident at work compensation in Croydon if you can prove that your employer was to blame for your injuries, which is why it is useful to use Accident Advice Helpline to make your claim.
The helpline is available on 0800 689 0500 and the team will be more than happy to talk you through your accident and whether or not you are entitled to accident at work compensation in Croydon. If you are then they will work on your behalf to make a claim, so that you don’t even have to go to court.
Date Published: 19th September 2014
Author: David Brown