Stress at work is very common, and is actually a fairly major cause of accident claims in Chiltern relating to work accidents or incidents. Stress may not seem like a very big problem at first, but the symptoms of stress can be very real and very physical, meaning that many people suffering from extreme stress suffer painful physical symptoms which can make it impossible to do their job or go about their everyday life.
If you are suffering from extreme stress at work, you may be able to make a compensation claim against your employer for any mental or physical pain you have been put under. If you are an employer, then it is worth your while to think about how to reduce stress in the workplace, in order to avoid accident claims in Chiltern or employees going off sick for long periods of time.
- Keep in contact with employees. You should always keep in contact with your employees and find out how they think and feel about certain situations and processes. If you are not paying attention to how your employees feel, you will not be able to identify stress and make an effort to resolve it.
- Crack down on overtime. Employees who feel that they are forced to work overtime too often can be very stressed, as can those who choose to do overtime for the extra money. Make it clear that employees should share overtime equally.
- Be active in solving problems. Bullying and arguments within the company can be very stressful for all involved. Make sure that you take an active role in solving problems, and that employees feel happy and comfortable coming to work.
- Be flexible. Employees who feel trapped in a job or role with which they are not comfortable are likely to become very stressed. Allow your employees to speak up when they need to make a change to their job role, and if it is within reason be open to it. Never have an employee feeling that they could be fired at any time for circumstances out of their control.
Can you make accident claims in Chiltern?
If you have been made ill by stress, and you feel that your stress was the fault of your employer, you should have a good chance of making a successful compensation claim. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to discuss your own situation and accident claims in Chiltern in general, so that you can decide whether or not you want to proceed with a claim.
If you do decide to go ahead, you will be teamed with an experienced and dedicated injury lawyer who will work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve, as well as working on your behalf so that you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 18th May 2014
Author: David Brown