How to cope with very long shifts at work, and when to make an accident at work claim against your employer
Sometimes you will just have to work longer shifts, or double shifts, because as a team you are all coming up to a serious deadline, or you are in a very busy season in your particular industry.
If you have to work a long shift, or a double shift, you can console yourself with the fact that you will be making a lot more money in a shorter space of time, and often you will be able to take some extra time off once all of the extra shifts have finished. When you are at the beginning of a long shift, it may seem daunting, but there are some things that you can do to make the situation easier on you.
- Bring plenty of food and drink. If you are going to be expected to work very long hours, you need to have plenty of fuel to keep your body going. Many people neglect food and drink when working a long shift, just trying to get on with the work, but this is the worst thing you can do as you will just get more tired and irritable as the day goes on.
- Don’t do too many. Obviously, from time to time it will be necessary for you to work an extremely long shift to help out your employer and colleagues. But you shouldn’t let this become a habit, until you are working long shifts for every shift. Know when to say no.
- Take lots of breaks. Even if these are just five minute breaks where you take a quick walk around the block, you should try to take as many breaks as you can to refresh and reset your brain ready to work again.
- Work with someone. Working alone for a very long time can just get depressing over time. It is far better to work your long shifts with another person so that you have company. It is also safer.
You should be able to make a Renfrew accident at work claim
You should be able to make a Renfrew accident at work claim for any accident you have had at work which you feel was caused by your employer. However, you may also be able to make a Renfrew accident at work claim if you have become ill through overwork, or had an accident at work because you are overworked and overtired, which is also the fault of your employer.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to get advice from the team as to whether or not you do have a good case for compensation, as if you do they will be able to help you to move forward with a Renfrew accident at work claim right away.
Date Published: 5th October 2014
Author: David Brown