Work-related Stress Claims

If your stress, anxiety or depression was directly caused by your employer or workplace, YouClaim can help you make a claim for compensation. Our solicitors understand that it can be difficult to ask for help when you’re suffering from stress as you might think that you are alone, however, we are here for you.   

To discuss your circumstances in greater depth with one of our lawyers, contact us today on 0800 10 757 95. Alternatively, fill in our online enquiry form or speak to us using our e-chat function and let us know a convenient time to call you.

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Causes of stress

If pressure at work becomes excessive it may cause harm, especially if it continues over a long period of time. Under health and safety regulations, employers are required to regularly undertake risk assessments to manage levels of stress in the workplace. Failure to do so can hold them liable for your stress, meaning you are able to make a claim for compensation.

Employers are also considered liable if the stress is caused by their actions, including:

  • Pressure to complete excessive workloads
  • Not providing suitable training to fulfill a role
  • Bullying
  • Ignoring a medically recognised psychiatric illness
  • Not taking action to reduce risks of a psychiatric damage
  • Failing to provide support for an employee who is struggling

If your employer has acted negligently and it has caused you to suffer with stress, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.

Symptoms of stress

It is not always easy to define stress, but failure to spot the symptoms of the condition can have a lasting impact on your health and wellbeing. Signs you should be looking out for include:

  • Irritability
  • Eating too much or too little
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Heightened emotions
  • Chest pains
  • High blood pressure

Not visiting a doctor when you are suffering with stress can result in other mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. If you show any of the signs above, you should visit your GP for advice.

Employer’s duty

All employers are required to keep workers safe while they’re carrying out their duties by reducing risks and taking reasonable steps to reduce the chances of injury or illness. Due to each individual having different levels of tolerance, for example, one person may thrive in a high-pressure environment while another may not, it can be difficult to prove liability.

For an employer to be held accountable for your stress, it must be proven that they were made aware of a problem, whether it’s the volume of work you’ve been given or reporting someone who is harassing or bullying you, and failed to address the problem. If this is the case our solicitors can help you gather evidence to show that your employer has acted negligently.

How YouClaim can help

Our dedicated solicitors have years of experience dealing with work-related illness cases, and will be able to advise you on the merits of bringing a claim against a negligent employer. Although it might seem trivial to make a compensation claim at this stressful time, a financial award can go someway to helping you return to the position you were in before you were afflicted with the illness.

You do not need to worry about doing any of the hard work as our team will do everything within their power to secure the maximum amount of compensation you deserve, so you can focus on getting better. That’s not to say you will be out of the loop, as we’ll provide regular updates on your case, ensuring you understand why we’re taking certain actions and what your options are.

Get started today

If you wish to make a claim for stress caused by the actions of a negligent employer, get in touch with our team today by calling 0800 10 757 95, by filling in our online enquiry form or by chatting to us directly using our live chat function.

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