Sit comfortably at work after an injury
If you have suffered a back injury or a whiplash injury in Alsager after a road accident then you will probably be able to take some time off whilst you recover. Eventually, though, you will need to return to work, and this can be uncomfortable for a little while. You may not be back to complete health by the time you return to work, so your back and neck may still ache after long periods spent in front of your computer.
If you must return to work soon after a back or whiplash injury in Alsager, there are things you can do to help you sit more comfortably and get through the day.
Be active throughout the day
Sitting still for long periods at a time can cause and aggravate existing back and neck pain, so this is the time when you should really be thinking about how long you are sat at your desk for in one go. Try to get up and move around every hour, for at least five minutes. If there is a coffee run to do, then offer yourself to do it, make sure you fetch your own printing and so on.
Try an exercise ball
Many people are now choosing to use an exercise ball instead of an office chair as it encourages you to sit up straight and improves your posture and muscle tone whilst you work. Ask your employer if they can provide you with an exercise ball whilst you are recovering, or if you are able to bring your own ball with you to work.
Make sure that your feet are flat on the floor
If your chair is too high then this can cause your posture to be off whilst you are sitting at your desk. Adjust your seat so that your thighs are flat against the seat and your feet are flat on the floor, so that you can sit up straighter and more comfortably. You should carry on doing this even when your injury has recovered completely. You may also want to choose a chair which reclines so you can change your position if you start to feel uncomfortable.
Claiming compensation for a whiplash injury in Alsager
If the accident which caused your whiplash injury in Alsager was caused by the negligence of another driver then you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries using Accident Advice Helpline. Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims and will be able to provide you with experienced injury lawyers who can work with you to get your compensation claim processed.
You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to make a claim, and are under no obligation to proceed if you change your mind at any point.