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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

    Claim for bullying at work

    Can you claim for bullying at work having caused your nervous breakdown?

    Bullying at work is sadly still a serious problem despite extensive legislation to outlaw such behaviour and managers receiving far more training than they ever did before. As lower management is put under pressure to cut costs, increase productivity and improve profitability of a department, they seem to have a tendency to treat employees in their care badly.

    This can have serious consequences for the person at the receiving end of a bully’s wrath. Sleepless nights and fearful waking hours will soon take their toll. In an economic downturn it is not easy to find another job, so you may be stuck with the bully, unless you can transfer to another department.

    Leaving your present employ may cause you financial hardship, if your current contract includes generous benefits like private health care, company pension and dividends for example that you would be unlikely to receive elsewhere.

    It is even worse when you work for a small company where you cannot transfer to another department or have an HR department you can complain to. If your boss is the owner of the company you have no choice but to either deal with the situation or move on to another employer. If your bully-boss finds out you’re planning to leave, he or she’ll be even worse. Your stress level rises with the feeling of being trapped in an downward spiral.

    Proving your case to claim for bullying at work

    Before you can claim compensation for your injuries you will have to follow a complex procedure that has more to do with employment law than personal injury claim legislation. If you have asked the guilty party to stop what they are doing or complained to an HR department but the bullying continues, you may have to claim unfair dismissal first before you can go on to make a claim.

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    If you want to make a claim for bullying at work you have to show that it resulted in adverse affects on your health and you must prove first that the other party’s negligence brought about your injury.

    Speak to an expert first

    Contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and speak to an expert adviser.

    You can chat to them with no-obligation to make a claim for bullying at work having caused your nervous breakdown or other adverse affects on your health. An online compensation calculator will give you an estimate on how much money your particular injury will entitle you to.

    No-win, no-fee

    We work on a no-win, no-fee basis, which will allow you to start your claim right away, provided your injuries occurred within the last 3 years and it can be proved your employer’s negligence is to blame.

    Date Published: 5th September 2013

    Author: joanna

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