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New research by EC Insurance Services (ECIS) claims that almost a quarter of tradespeople in the UK suffer from at least one serious health condition.

The group of 200 respondents was made up of various types of tradesmen – from general construction workers to electricians, heating engineers, joiners, plasterers, plumbers, and roofers.

23% said they had one of the following stress-related conditions:

  • High blood pressure
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Indigestion
  • Heart palpitations
  • Hair loss

A further 17% said they had at some point suffered from musculoskeletal problems that impaired their ability to work. 22% of the over-50s who were surveyed said they suffered from musculoskeletal problems.

 

Why protecting your health is important

As a tradesperson your physical health is paramount. It is essential to your ability to work.

If you develop a condition or suffer an accident that stops you working for a period of time, your income can also suffer. With a health insurance plan, you receive immediate high-quality treatment and you stand a much better chance of returning to work quickly.

 

Insure your health to ensure your livelihood

Chase Templeton is an award-winning health insurance broker – we help businesses and individuals find cost-effective health insurance policies.

If you’re a self-employed tradesperson, we can find you an insurance policy that is tailored to your requirements and provides you with the cover you need. For example, our critical illness cover could secure your earnings should you become unable to work.

 

To find out how we can help you protect your livelihood, get in touch with us today.