Stress At Work Claims

Stress at work is a very common condition that affected approximately 400,000 people in the UK in2010/2011.

Britons put in an average of 40 days unpaid overtime a year, making their working hours the longest hours in Europe. These long hours and a heavy workload can result in levels of stress that people believe are making them ill.

A certain amount of pressure at work can be motivating but when it becomes too much, it can lead to work related stress. The Health & Safety Executive describe stress as “the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other demands placed on them”.

Some of the most common causes of stress are:

Symptoms include:

If you recognise any of these symptoms you should consult your doctor immediately. He may diagnose that you are suffering from a work related stress disorder and if your employer has been negligent in either not protecting you in the first instance or failing to take preventative action when the matter was later raised.

Employers responsibilities:

Employers have a duty, under the health & Safety at Work Act 1974, to protect the safety and welfare of their employees and this includes conducting risk assessments for work related stress.
Good health can sometimes depend on good stress management as stress can lead to smoking and increased drinking which in turn can lead to a higher risk of heart disease.

Making a claim:

It is sometimes difficult to bring a claim for compensation as the employer is entitled to assume that his employees are coping with the normal pressures of their work if they are not notified otherwise by the employee bringing the situation to their attention.

To bring a successful claim it is necessary to prove:

Stress at work

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