How to enjoy a friendship with a co-worker and when to make an accident at work claim against your employer
It can make work so much more interesting and fun if you have some good friends that you work closely with. Although you are there to do a job, and without friends should be able to work more effectively, you should remember that you are likely to spend a large amount of your time in the workplace, more than you spend anywhere else, and having some good friends can make it much easier to get up and go to work every day. However, you do need to be careful with work friendships as, if they go wrong, you are looking at a very hard life indeed.
- Always be friendly. Whatever your mood, try to greet a co-worker that is also a friend as you would someone you just work with, which means being friendly with them at all times. Where misunderstandings and bad days are fine with friends you don’t work with, it is not worth the drama with someone you do.
- Resolve problems immediately. If you fall out with your co-worker, or are having a problem with them, the last thing you should do is not talk to each other, even if this is generally what you would do with friends from outside of work. Get the issue resolved as soon as possible or you could make your work life very difficult.
- Stay professional. No matter how close you get with a co-worker, you always need to keep some semblance of professionalism between you both, if one of you leaves the company, this barrier can always come down, but knowing a person that you work with too well is almost guaranteed to cause stress and drama down the line.
Make a Dumbarton accident at work claim
If you are involved in an accident at work that involved someone else, and you believe that this person is wholly at fault for your injuries, it is up to you what you decide to do. One of your options is to make a Dumbarton accident at work claim against your employer or the colleague that caused your accident, although you should be aware that this can make life difficult for you if you intend on staying in the job afterwards.
To get help deciding whether you want to make a Dumbarton accident at work claim or not, you can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, and the team will be able to help you to make your decision. If you decide to go ahead with a Dumbarton accident at work claim, you will then be able to have the claim processed on your behalf, so that you don’t have to face your employer in court.
Date Published: 5th October 2014
Author: David Brown