Stress can be a very tough condition to suffer from. Unfortunately not everyone is sympathetic towards those who say they suffer from stress. This is potentially more likely to happen if those people have experience of others using stress as a convenient excuse in order to get some time off work.
However real stress can be a real problem. Thousands of work days are lost every year through stress, and it can lead to serious health problems if it is ignored and left unchecked. Stress can lead to raised blood pressure, anxiety, depression and many other conditions as well – all of which may have an overall negative effect on a person’s health.
There are many reasons why someone might suffer from stress. However stress-related health problems are sometimes said to potentially occur as a result of the work a person does. If someone works in a negative environment where the boss has no sympathy for workers or simply piles on more work, it can be difficult to find a solution. Thankfully, very few employers ever act in this way, instead providing positive attention and proper solutions for those who are suffering from stress and similar illnesses.
How might a workplace induce such problems?
If the workforce is reduced in size but the workers who are left are expected to complete the same workload, this would put undue pressure on those who remain. In other cases there may be evidence of bullying or similar behaviour at work. Thankfully this is rare but it is not unheard of. For the victim it can be very difficult to attend work in such circumstances. As such they may suffer from stress, especially if they feel no one is supporting or listening to them. These are just a couple of examples that might crop up.
AAH has already provided no-obligation advice to many other people
Knowing what to do in the event you suffer from stress is difficult. Sometimes it can feel as though no one is listening to you. However if you feel your stress has not been properly dealt with by your employer, it may be worth getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today. Call us on our free 24/7 enquiry line now – phone 0800 689 0500 and you will find out whether you can get the answers you need. You may be entitled to compensation via a no win, no fee* claims process.
Date Published: April 19, 2015
Author: Rob Steen