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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for work mental illness


    Mental illness is not always viewed with the same seriousness as physical illness, yet it can be just as debilitating – more so, in fact, in some cases. Work mental illness is fortunately very rare, but cases can and do crop up annually. Stress is one of the main afflictions we can suffer from at work, but anxiety and panic attacks can also change a person’s life – and not for the better, either.

    If you are continually put in stressful situations at work, you may struggle to cope both at work and outside work, too. Some people who suffer from mental illnesses of some kind may need to take medication, and they may also require time off sick. Since there is no physical ailment to see, some people may not view these cases with the amount of respect and sympathy they deserve.

    How can you prove you have a work mental illness?

    If you are feeling ill or that you are struggling in your life, and you feel your work is to blame, see your GP as soon as you can. The better you can describe your situation and the way you are feeling, the easier it will be to get help. Some people benefit from counselling, while others may take medication, or need to be given a reduced workload.

    However, if you have lost your job, or if your employer is not sympathetic to your situation and has continued to put you in similar situations (a rare situation, but not impossible), you should consider getting some legal advice regarding your position.

    Finding out more about your illness

    People tend to brush over a mental illness, whereas a physical ailment will often receive far more attention. This can make it harder to cope with your situation, especially if it is not taken seriously at work.

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    It also makes it more important to speak to someone impartial – someone who may be able to advise you on claiming compensation if you have a work mental illness that has been detrimental to your life. Could Accident Advice Helpline assist you in figuring out whether your workplace caused the mental illness to begin with? Call on 0800 689 0500, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and get the answers you have been seeking. This is by far the best way to move ahead with your life, as you will see.

    Date Published: April 10, 2017

    Author: Rob Steen

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