Key Tips on How to Recover Better After an Accident at Work

Key Tips on How to Recover Better After an Accident at Work

This is a guest post by Jean Clark, a professional writer.

Accidents are inevitable. Even if it feels like one is in a safe place, accidents can still happen. Most people spend the majority of their time in their workplace and an accident at work can happen at any time. Once this kind of incident occurs, it would be difficult for the person who got into an accident to recover right away.

People who suffered and recovered after an accident may look fine physically. However, there can be other serious side effects, especially for those who were involved in a serious accident at work.

Workplace Accidents: Aftermath

After an accident, the victim may notice several side effects that may manifest physically as well as emotionally.

1. Physical Side Effects

No matter the gravity of the accident, those who suffer from it will experience physical evidence of what happened. Bruising, skin discoloration, joint or muscle pains may still be present once the accident is over. It may take a while to recover from physical pain, especially if the accident was a major one.

2. Emotional Side Effects

Aside from the physical damages, accidents also cause side effects in a person’s emotional health.

Having emotional problems due to a work-related accident can make it even harder for a person to recover. They may seem fine on the outside; however, there are still problems that bother them.

Some emotional problems include:

  • Fear
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.

These emotional problems need to be properly addressed in order to help one wholly recover. The physical body may look completely healed, but it may still have problems on the inside. Addressing what bothers the person who is recovering from an accident is the best way to full recovery.

Recovering After an Accident at Work

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence at Work: How to Manage Your Emotions

The key to starting a recovery journey from a workplace accident is acceptance. It is normal to feel fear once you go return to work but accepting the outcomes of the accident can make it easier for you to bounce back. Accepting what happened to you will help you start adjusting the way you do your job.

Other ways to help make one’s road to recovery easier include:

Rest.

One of the most common mistakes that people who experienced an accident is not taking ample amount of rest.

Some may be in denial and choose to work immediately instead of dwelling on what bothers them.

Take advantage of your recovery period.

It is important to heal the body physically in order to get back to its previous state, which is why rest is helpful in fully recovering from what happened.

Hypnotherapy.

This alternative medicine uses the mind in order to address the main problem or problems including fears, stress and anxiety. This method is done when the patient is in a sleeping state, which creates a more relaxed environment. This process is also referred to as hypnosis. During hypnotherapy, the main problem is located and further addressed.

Psychotherapy.

Psychotherapy is the method of treating the mind using talk therapy. This method can help the person recovering from a workplace accident understand his or her problem. Most sessions last from 30 up to 50 minutes, depending on the complexity of the problem.

Tapping or Emotional Freedom Technique.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) enables one to properly address a problem by “tapping” into the body’s energy points. These points are present in the eyebrows, forehead, chin, collarbone, underarm and other parts of the body.

This method applies theories from Chinese medicine as well as acupuncture. However, the “tapping” involved does not involve any type of needles.

Medication.

One of the quickest ways to address work accident-related stress or anxiety is through medicine. It helps reduce the occurrence of anxiety with the help of prescription medications. However, one must seek the help of a medical professional before starting their medication.

Self-love.

Practicing self-love involves accepting what happened and still loving yourself. Despite what happened, it is important to take care of one’s overall health in order to be able to recover. Do not push yourself too hard. Give yourself time to heal physically as well as emotionally.

Closure.

Lastly, those involved in an accident may feel restless because there was no closure. There is still an issue that needs to be addressed. One may feel like what happened to them was unfair. Some of them may feel like certain actions were not done.

If this is the case, and you feel that you haven’t been adequately compensated following the workplace accident, it is best to seek the help of a personal injury attorney.

It is normal for people to feel anxious or experience post-traumatic stress disorder after an accident. These things happen to many people, whether they are in the workplace or not. Many forms of help and therapy are available to help address accident-related trauma or anxiety. Your successful recovery will depend on how you commit yourself to the process.

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8 Tips for Women to Help Grow Their Career

8 Tips for Women to Help Grow Their Career

Why are there so few female CEOs? It’s a commonly discussed topic in the Australian business landscape, and often highlighted as an issue in society.

This has been made evident in the inaugural Robert Half CEO Tracker, commissioned by specialised recruiter Robert Half to identify common traits amongst the leaders of the ASX 200-listed companies. The research found the top position in the workplace is still male-dominated, as the majority of ASX 200 CEOs are men (94%). Only 12 ASX 200 CEOs are women.

It’s an unfortunate fact of the current C-suite employment market, with women underrepresented in top positions – a fact that applies to not only ASX 200-listed companies.

Despite this, it’s well known that diversified boardrooms with women represented across leadership positions bring enormous value to organisations and the wider business community. This is not just because of their wealth of experience and knowledge. But also because of their diverse perspective applied to business strategy that’s required for any organisation to succeed.

Whilst looking at the low percentage of female CEOs, within our Executive Search branch, we’re seeing a strong push for diversity from companies looking to hire at the C-suite level. Organisations are actively specifying diversity in their recruitment agendas, and not only just based on gender, but on an all-inclusive approach.

While there still is a long way to go for women to be represented equally at the boardroom table, it’s encouraging to acknowledge just how far Australian women have come and actively promote steps they can take to further their careers in the business world. More can always be done to empower women within the workplace. And understanding the common professional characteristics of top Australian CEOs is a great place to start their C-suite journey.

For women looking to hone their personal attributes, CEOs need to be clear communicators who are capable of both giving direction and accepting expert opinion. And as with all leadership positions, exceptional people skills are essential. By being assertive, forward-thinking and willing to take risks, ambitious women in the workplace can ascend the corporate ladder to the top job just as fast as their male counterparts.

How Women Can Grow Their Career

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1. Know what you really want.

Think about what you want to achieve in your career – and why. Ask yourself some important questions:

  • As a senior executive would you be willing to work long hours and take up extra responsibilities?
  • Do you like to solve complex problems?
  • Are you comfortable as a leader?
  • And, crucially, how do your family feel about you pursuing a career as a business leader?

2. Develop a career plan.

Determine what you want to achieve, and work out a detailed career plan. This will be a blueprint that maps out your journey to the top of your organisation, allowing you to focus on your ultimate career goals.

3. Work continuously on your leadership skills.

Developing leadership skills is an ongoing process and an essential element for women pursuing a management position. By developing your technical, managerial and social skills, you are more likely to climb the corporate ladder – and be better prepared for the challenges you face along the way.

4. Communicate (more) directly.

Well-developed communication skills are essential for all managers. Yet men and women often have different communication styles.

Women usually take on a more modest tone, and often tend to communicate in an assuming way (“wouldn’t it be better”, “could we perhaps”, etc.). However, for a male audience – who usually communicate in a more direct way – this style of communication can suggest you lack confidence or are unsure about the matter at hand.

5. Take risks.

Women are usually less inclined to take risks than men. Yet this is part of being a leader. If you can prove you are willing to take calculated, carefully considered risks, you’re more likely to assume a managerial position.

6. Offer to take on certain tasks, even those nobody else wants.

A willingness to take on additional projects or raise your hand for tasks that others are sidestepping, can showcase your skills beyond your normal job duties. This is a great way to demonstrate you’re a team player, who is willing to go the extra mile for the company.

7. Do not be afraid to stand out.

All great leaders stand out from the crowd. As a manager, it’s likely you will have to make tough, and at times, unpopular decisions, so be prepared to set yourself apart from others in good times – and in bad.

8. Build your network.

People like to work with people they know. So do not underestimate the possibilities offered by traditional and online networking. Building your network can be important to getting ahead.

About The Author

Robert Half Executive Search specialises in the search for and placement of executive leadership talent across a broad spectrum of function areas and industry sectors.

By being assertive, forward-thinking and willing to take risks, ambitious women in the workplace can ascend the corporate ladder to the top job just as fast as their male counterparts. Here are 8 tips to help women grow their career