Work Related Stress Claims
Work related stress is something no employee should have to endure, but 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 with personal injury lawyers who have a specialist knowledge this area of the law and can help you recover and move on with your life.
It may be that you have a pre-existing mental health condition your employer has not made adequate provision to support, or that you have never suffered from work-related stress before now. Whatever your circumstances, you can rely on our friendly advisors to provide a sympathetic ear and expert advice.
What is a Work Related Stress Claim?
Stress at work claims are rarely straightforward. Psychiatric damage is harder to prove than bodily harm as the injury is not visible in the same way. Symptoms of work-related stress can include:
- Panic attacks
- Hair and weight loss
- Feeling irrationally irritable or close to tears
Some of the more common causes of people making compensation claims for stress at work are:
- Poor relationships with colleagues
- Too much work
- Unrealistic deadlines
- An unfair level of scrutiny or monitoring
- Inadequate training to do the job
- Being physically, sexually, or emotionally harassed or bullied by colleagues or customers
An employer’s duty to minimise the occurrence of stress at work is covered by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, which states they must take reasonable steps to ensure the working environment is safe. Other legislation dictates employers need to carry out appropriate risk assessments, and that they must make reasonable adjustments to provide for employees who suffer from stress or who have an underlying condition which makes them susceptible to it.
An example of a successful claim for compensation for work-related stress dates back to 2006 where a retail manager who was 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. His employer was found to be liable as 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. We appreciate that deciding to pursue compensation when you are already feeling stressed is not an easy decision to make. We promise to do all we can to make the process straightforward and pain-free, choosing lawyers who will keep you informed using language you can understand, and who will fight your corner on your behalf until your claim is resolved.
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 it was caused by your employer’s negligence or mistake.
Contact The Compensation Experts today and ask about how we can help you with our No Win No Fee* service.
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Need some help?
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.
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.
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.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee*
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information provide, which aids us determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our personal injury solicitors are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury solicitor who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the solicitor.
Expert work related stress solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of work related stress claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.