Stress may sound like a common excuse people use to get a day or two off work. However in reality it can be a debilitating condition to suffer from. It can lead to depression, anxiety and many other physical health problems if it is left unchecked. It can arise for many different reasons too, and it is not always easy to tell when it starts to present itself.
In many cases employers provide a good support service for their employees. They have a duty of care to ensure the health and well-being of their employees is not in jeopardy. This applies just as much to the consideration of those who may be suffering from stress as it does in many other situations.
The situation can become more complex if a stress-related absence from work is caused by the work itself. The employee should be able to discuss the concerns with their employer, who may make adjustments to put less stress on their employee. For example if someone is regularly asked to do the work of two people, this may make them stressed over time. It may also be very unfair.
How might you feel if you suffer from stress?
People exhibit symptoms of stress in different ways. For example you may get headaches, your muscles may feel constantly tight instead of relaxed, and you may feel constantly on edge. Your sleep may suffer which in turn will make you feel worse physically and mentally. Your concentration may suffer as well, and you may become irritable and feel generally under the weather. People experience stress differently but it can really affect your daily life, as you can see here. The outcome can be very upsetting for you if you eventually find you cannot work at all.
Call AAH now – we may be able to help
If you believe you have suffered from stress as a result of your work and you feel your employer has done nothing to help you, you may have a case to make for compensation. To find out more about your own personal situation in this respect, take the 30-second online test provided by Accident Advice Helpline now. Alternatively call 0800 689 0500 and see whether you can make a no win, no fee** claim by speaking with a professional injury compensation advisor. It is always completely free to get in touch, so why not do so now?
Date Published: April 19, 2015
Author: Rob Steen