Work Accidents preventable by Anger Management and a Safe Working Environment

Anger in the workplace can lead to all sorts of issues. If an anger issue is against the employer, this can impact all areas of the business. Through identifying anger in the workplace, problems such as angry workers or angry bosses can potentially be resolved through using anger management techniques.

Is your boss angry?

What are the usual signs of an angry boss? If he or she shouts or screams or is generally negative then they may be suffering from a serious case of frustration driven anger.

An angry boss who bullies workers is a serious matter. This management approach may affect staff psychologically and an employer could be considered negligent. A worker may qualify for work compensation. A stress claim can be tough to prove and an employers’ conduct may be investigated.

Are you an angry worker?

Are you angry each day when you wake up to go to work? If you are, you may be suffering from suppressed anger, which may erupt at any time when triggered. Everyday anger proves there is a problem and anger management can assist in overcoming regular expressions of anger. Getting to the root of the problem is a technique forming part of the program.

Identifying types of anger at work

Angry staff can contribute to the overall ‘energy’ and culture of a workplace. Notoriously the most productive staff are ‘happy’ staff or at least content. Being satisfied with their environment, colleagues, job to do and payment received, are all important factors.

Feeling safe at work is also extremely important as feeling unsafe can cause fear, anxiety and tension in the workplace. As employers have a duty of care it is their responsibility to ensure safe working conditions. Work Compensation insurance is compulsory in Australia and an employer must have Work Compensation insurance by law. This applies to all States and Territories across Australia.

Work compensation will protect both the worker and employer. For example, if a worker is injured they require time off work to recover. In this case, the work compensation insurer (i.e. Work Cover) pays the workers’ wages whilst they are absent. The work compensation insurer may also offer benefits to workers such as hospital, medical and rehabilitation expenses and so forth.

In the cases of a serious work accident resulting in a permanent injury, the Workers Comp insurer may offer a lump sum payment. This lump sum payment may be increased further if there has been negligence. If an accident was caused as a result of an employers’ negligence or the negligence of a fellow worker, the injured worker may be entitled to a common law claim. The Workers Comp insurer will also have to pay this and not the employer.

If you have been injured or bullied at work contact us by calling 1800 006 766 today to find out your rights.