Work-related mental illness can include things like stress, anxiety and depression, and it’s easy to write these off as just another bad day at work when they are happening to you. However, if you have been diagnosed by a doctor and needed to take time off work after suffering from one of these mental illnesses, then it is a very different matter. If you feel that your work has directly caused your illness, or made it significantly worse, you could make a personal injury claim within three years of your accident.
What’s classed as a work-related mental illness?
A work-related mental illness is any mental illness caused directly by your work, or an existing mental illness which has been made worse as a result of your work. For example, if you are being bullied at work and you’re suffering from anxiety and depression as a result, you could have a viable claim. If you are signed off work with stress because your boss is making you work more hours than you should and not giving you the option to say no, you could claim compensation for your illness. You’ll need to have received a medical diagnosis, and we will need to be able to prove that your illness has been directly caused by (or been exacerbated by) your work.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 16 years’ experience handling personal injury claims, and we are confident that we can get you the compensation you’re entitled to, however you are suffering. It may be that you are unable to go back to work at any point soon because of your mental illness, and we could help you claim compensation for your loss of earnings if you feel that your employer is responsible for your illness. This can be a real help financially if you are signed off work and unwell, as you can find yourself struggling to pay your household bills, adding to your worries and stress.
No-win, no-fee* guaranteed
Accident Advice Helpline knows that when you are struggling with mental illness and off work, the last thing you need is to worry about your finances. That’s why our personal injury lawyers provide a 100% no-win, no-fee* service, so there are no upfront legal fees to pay when you make a claim with us. You can get in touch with us to find out more about making a 100% no-win, no-fee* claim within three years of your illness occurring, so pick up the phone and call us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: April 10, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Psychological injury claims