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Stress at Work Claims

Are you experiencing stress at work leading to illness? If your stress at work is down to the actions or inaction of your employer you may have a stress at work claim.

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For no-obligation advice and information, call our specialist stress at work solicitors today on 01642 252 828 or use our contact form and we will call you back.

Where to Start

If you are experiencing stress at work you should tell your employer so they have the chance to put things right. For example, if your stress is related to colleague bullying, your employer should follow its anti-bullying policy to stop the bullying.

Where an employer responds unreasonably having been made aware that an employee is suffering, or about to suffer, illness because of their work, an employee could be entitled to claim compensation.

Workplace culture and practices that can contribute to excessive stress at work include:

  • Bullying and harassment
  • Denial of rights
  • Inadequate training
  • Overwork, poor support and bad management

An employer can claim they did not fail in their duties to an employee if the employee did not report the stress at work symptoms or they were not reasonably obvious. That is why it is important to give an employer the opportunity to try to reduce your stress at work.

If you have experienced stress at work leading to illness due to the negligence of your employer, you could have a potential claim for compensation. If you are struggling, call us today.

Symptoms of Stress

Work-related stress can take many different forms and can cause long-term effects on an individual’s health. Common stress symptoms include:

  • Anxiety or depression
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss

Hiding symptoms is common as employees fear that if they tell an employer they are experiencing stress at work then it could result in them being made redundant or affect their career prospects.

Claiming for Stress at Work

To make a successful claim you need to show:

  • It is (or was) obvious to any reasonable employer that you are (or were) at imminent risk of psychiatric harm as a result of your work
  • The employer failed to take reasonable steps to respond to that risk and their failure to do so caused a recognised psychiatric injury or illness

An employee must make their employer aware of the imminent risk to their mental health being caused by their work.

Bullying and Harassment Claims

To bring a successful claim you need evidence that the bullying or harassment occurred and that this caused psychiatric harm. The harm should be a recognised psychiatric condition.

It is difficult to be specific about what behaviour amounts to bullying or harassment. Behaviour that may lead to a bullying or harassment claim often involves:

  • Humiliation and ridicule
  • Spreading rumour or gossip
  • Imposing unreasonable deadlines and workloads
  • Intimidating behaviour
  • Making threats of violence or unfounded allegations
  • Playing practical jokes and pranks
  • Persistent and public criticism
  • Unwelcome and unwarranted sexual attention

Compensation Awards

As experts in stress at work claims, we can advise on compensation, including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Current and future loss of earnings
  • Existing and future private healthcare costs
  • Rehabilitation and support services

How Can Macks Help Me?

At Macks Solicitors, we do everything within our power to prove an employer has breached or neglected their duties towards you and settle your claim.

We are here to help you through your stress at work claim and to ensure your recovery is the best it can be and will thoroughly explore your case and determine the best course of action that is tailored to your specific needs.

We will also discuss the funding arrangement that best suits your situation and provide you with clear and practical advice.

Contact Us Today

For more information about making a stress at work claim, you can call us on 01642 252 828; alternatively, complete our online contact form and one of our stress at work solicitors will be in touch.

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