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Everyone feels stress at some point. A little bit of stress can even be good for you but long-term exposure to stress can be seriously bad for your health.
There are several things you can do to actively combat stress. Some stress busters are very simple such as taking deep breaths and making sleep a priority, ensuring you get eight hours of sleep. Exercise which raises your heart rate and makes you sweat can reduce stress and help you to sleep better.
Stress can be caused by many different things. One of the most common causes of stress is work. Working in high pressure jobs and long hours puts you at greater risk of suffering the effects of stress. If you or a member of your family has suffered from Stress at Work and it has affected your health you may well be able to claim compensation from your employers’ insurance company.
Thousands of people in the UK suffer from work induced stress. In fact more days are taken off work due to stress and stress related illness than any other work related illness or injury. It is important to recognise the symptoms as too much stress can cause major health problems.
Symptoms of Stress at Work include:
• Anxiety and panic attacks
• Frequent crying
• Sleeping problems
• Forgetfulness, restlessness and poor concentration
• Loss of sexual desire and erectile dysfunction
Your employer has a responsibility to protect you from too much stress in the workplace. If your stress related illness was foreseeable or if your employer knew about the risks of you suffering from stress then call Claims Direct for a free consultation or start a claim online and we will call you.
Call Claims Direct 24 hours 7 days a week on freephone 0800 884 0321
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