Businesses have a responsibility to ensure they minimise the risk of physical or psychological injuries occurring at work.
Many physical injuries can affect a person’s quality of life and cause psychological damage. Employers can find themselves responsible for this as well as the costs of the physical injury. The most common psychological injury that people suffer at work is stress. This can occur if an employee is given work beyond their abilities to complete. This could be due to a lack of training, support or equipment. Stress can result in employees becoming irritable or suffering from high blood pressure and muscle tension.
It’s important for companies to carry out a risk assessment so they understand the steps they need to take to make their working environment safer.
People who have been affected by workplace injuries should see a doctor to work out the best way to treat or manage the condition.