What exactly constitutes ‘stress at work’?

What exactly constitutes ‘stress at work’? In its simplest form, stress can actually be beneficial to us – with many people using stress to work and perform and their best. However, if stress at work becomes too much and manifests itself as something more serious – such as a recognised psychiatric condition – it can become dangerous and lead to a potential personal injury claim. The question is, when does stress at work become dangerous and form the basis of a stress at work compensation claim? The first thing to determine is whether you have been diagnosed with a recognised psychiatric disorder, as you cannot make a claim simply by stating you suffer from “stress”. Common disorders that can arise from stress include depression, PTSD or generalised anxiety disorder. It can sometimes be the case that a sufferer has been to their GP because of work-related stress, and are not then aware that they have actually been diagnosed with a psychiatric condition. In such cases we can assist by getting copies of their medical records. Another potential barrier to making a claim is whether the psychiatric condition was forseeable, and whether the employer took reasonable steps to prevent it. For…

Best cycling apps 2017

Best cycling apps 2017 With new cycling smartphone apps constantly hitting the market, it can be difficult to work out which is the best on for you. Whether you want an app that simply records your rides, monitors and organises your training or even keeps you up to date with the state of the roads in your area: there are plenty of cycling apps for you to choose from. It’s fair to say the smartphone has revolutionised cycling, allowing cyclists to easily track and record their rides, plan their routes, organise their training routines and much more. To help you keep track of them all, we’ve compiled a list of the best cycling apps below… Strava Starting with the obvious one first, Strava is still one of the most popular GPS cycling apps around. It has grown significantly since it first launched in 2009, and now boasts a huge array of different ride-logging functions – keeping track of all your ride stats simply and reliably e.g. speed, time, distance, elevation, calories burned and so on. Where Strava really stands out is in the ‘gamification’ side of things. It’s ‘segments’ shows riders’ times on leaderboards so you can see how you…

Boy, 10, suffers serious head injury after being hit by a car on Park Road in Dingle

Boy, 10, suffers serious head injury after being hit by a car on Park Road in Dingle A stretch of Park Road in Dingle was closed yesterday evening (10 July) after a serious accident. A 10-year-old boy was left with serious injuries after being hit by a car. The schoolboy was taken to Alder Hey hospital suffering from a head injury following the incident. The junction of Park Road and Park Street in Dingle where the accident happened Emergency services were called to Park Road at approximately 5.10pm after reports of an incident involving a pedestrian and a black-coloured Audi car. Witnesses at the scene said they saw paramedics treating the boy for 20 minutes or so before taking him away in an ambulance for further treatment. Park Road was closed at the junction with Park Street by Merseyside Police to allow for a forensic examination of the crash scene. The driver of the Audi stopped at the scene and is helping with police enquiries. One witness who was sat at a nearby bus stop at the time of the accident commended the emergency services for their response time. She told the Liverpool Echo: “The driver got out straight away…