Stress in the Workplace

In any workplace, there are a number of potential sources of injury. While there is no way to ensure the total elimination of occupational injuries, there are a number of precautions that workers and supervisors can take to reduce the risk. Fatigue from long shifts or drowsiness brought about by other factors can dramatically increase the likelihood of accidents resulting in injury. Though drowsiness can lead to harmful accidents, there is another looming threat that can cause an individual to suffer lasting harm without any visible warning.

Stress in the workplace can have many adverse effects which force an employee to suffer from a variety of ailments. The Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of the Law Office of Sam Scudder, are here to help North Carolina workers through the challenging aftermath of an occupational injury or illness. Contact us at (252) 222-0227 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys about your case.

Tips to Help Reduce Workplace Stress

Prolonged distress can significantly weaken your immune system, making you more vulnerable to bacterial and viral infections. It can also lead your thoughts to wander or become otherwise unfocused and make you both more susceptible to and more likely to cause accidental injury. The fast-paced environment that characterizes the modern workplace encourages workers to push themselves to the limits of their capacity, but it is important for you to be mindful of your health. Here are some helpful hints to help reduce stress in your work life:

  • Take breaks – the law requires employers to give their workers break time based on the length of their shifts. Take advantage of this so that you can have time to unwind.
  • Rest your eyes – many jobs involve staring at the glare of a computer screen for hours on end, which can cause altered breathing and blinking in addition to eyestrain, so take a moment to rest your eyes.
  • Make your space comfortable – you will be spending a lot of time in your workspace, so make it as comfortable as possible. Physical discomfort will heighten agitation, leading you to have stronger adverse reactions to other stresses.

Contact Us

If you have suffered an injury while on the job, contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of the Law Office of Sam Scudder, at (252) 222-0227. Let us help you seek the benefits you are due for your occupational injury or illness.