How to avoid getting ill at work, and how to use a law firm to claim compensation if work does make you ill
The workplace is a common place to catch illnesses and have accidents. Most of this is simply because in any workplace you will find a high concentration of people for long periods of time, so they are more likely to pass on illnesses or make mistakes and cause accidents. If you want to avoid getting ill in your workplace, there are a few things you can do whenever you are at work. Remember that if you do become ill, take time off work right away so that you don’t risk passing it on to other people.
- Wash your hands. When you are in the office, you should be washing your hands as often as you can. Make sure that you always wash your hands after you use the bathrooms, before you eat anything, and so on. Even if other people are not washing their hands, you washing yours can help to stop the spread of bacteria.
- Don’t eat lunch at your desk. Your computer, desk, and keyboard are a hotbed of bacteria, which can easily be transferred to you if you eat lunch at your desk. Take a real break at lunchtime and get away from the office altogether — it gives you a nice break, as well as offering a healthier alternative.
- Avoid people with illnesses. You should call in sick if you get ill, so that you don’t spread disease. Sadly, some people will not be as considerate. If someone is ill, steer clear of them and refuse to work closely with them. This may encourage them to go home until they are better.
- Get fresh air. If you work under air conditioning all day, you may struggle with illness. Try to get outside a few times a day to get fresh air.
How to claim compensation with a law firm in Kirklees
If you have had an accident at work which was caused by a colleague or your employer, you can use a law firm in Kirklees to make a claim for compensation. A law firm in Kirklees can help you put together the claim and gather evidence against the person at fault, then team you with a lawyer to process it.
Other than a law firm in Kirklees, Accident Advice Helpline can be a great way to make a compensation claim, providing you with advice and support and teaming you with an experienced, dedicated personal injury lawyer working on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve. Your lawyer will also work entirely on your behalf, so you often don’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 27th July 2014
Author: David Brown