Stress At Work Claims
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Work-Related Stress Claims
In truth, work-related stress is something no employee should have to endure. However, many do so in silence because they are unaware of their employee rights or they feel uncomfortable doing anything about it. At The Compensation Experts, we work together with personal injury lawyers with specialist knowledge in work-related stress claims and compensation law.
In short, we can help you recover and move on with your life.
For instance, you may have a pre-existing mental health condition your employer hasn’t made sufficient provision to support. Or, that you suffer from work-related stress before now. But regardless of your circumstances, you can rely on our friendly advisors. We’ll provide a sympathetic ear together with expert advice on making stress at work claims.
What is a Work-Related Stress Claim?
Stress at work claims, in general, are rarely a straightforward process. Psychiatric damage is harder to prove than bodily harm as the injury is not visible in the same way. For example, symptoms of work-related stress, stress-related illnesses, and factors in successful work stress claims can include the following.
- Panic attacks;
- Hair and weight loss, and;
- Feeling irrationally irritable or close to tears.
Moreover, there are several more common causes of people making work-related stress compensation claims for stress at work.
- For instance, they have poor relationships with colleagues.
- Additionally, they need to cope with too much work.
- Unrealistic deadlines are also a valid concern.
- An unfair level of scrutiny or monitoring can also make working life difficult.
- Inadequate training to do the job is likewise a cause.
- Moreover, another cause is physical, sexual, or emotional harassment or bullying by colleagues or customers.
The duty of an employer to protect you
An employer’s duty to minimise the occurrence of stress at work is in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. This law states, in short, that the employer must
take reasonable steps to ensure the working environment is safe.
Other legislation dictates employers need to carry out appropriate risk assessments. In addition, they must make reasonable adjustments to provide for employees who suffer from stress. They must also protect those who have an underlying condition which makes them susceptible to occupational stress.
An example of a successful work-related stress compensation claim dates back to 2006. Correspondingly, a retail manager working a 90 hour week had his request for an assistant denied. He suffered a stress-related breakdown and was unable to return to work.
The retail manager’s employer was found to be liable. In essence, they could have reasonably foreseen that working such long hours was unsustainable and would lead to physical and mental health issues.
Claiming Compensation for Work-Related Stress
At The Compensation Experts, we work with personal injury solicitors experienced in successfully obtaining compensation for work-related stress and stress at work claims. We appreciate that deciding to pursue compensation when you are already feeling stressed is not an easy decision to make.
Our team promises to do all we can to make the process straightforward and pain-free. We’ll select lawyers who will keep you in the know without all the “legalese.” Moreover, we’ll fight on your behalf until your claim gets a resolution.
Work-related stress may be considered a psychiatric injury but the same principles as a physical injury apply to an application, which is proving that you have suffered an illness or injury and that your employer’s negligence or mistake caused it.
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.Find out more
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.Find out more
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.Find out more