For a variety of personal and professional reasons it is quite easy to find yourself in a position where you are feeling low, pressured and anxious. Knowing how you develop stress in professional situations particularly, can help to prevent you from feeling overwhelmed. If you are suffering with stress, and have been treated by a doctor, and the reasons for your stress are the fault of someone else, or perhaps an organisation you work for, you may be able to claim compensation.
Many people don’t realise that making a personal injury compensation for stress is possible, as personal injury claims are usually associated with physical injuries. But if somebody else is responsible for your stress, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to make a claim.
Are you suffering with stress?
You’ll recognise stress as the feeling of being under an undue amount of mental or emotional pressure. Most of the time we can cope with this pressure, but when it gets too much and we react badly to it, perhaps by being irritable or tearful, this is when we recognise it as a problem.
The symptoms of stress manifest themselves physically and emotionally. On the one hand you may have problems eating or sleeping, suffer headaches, muscle pain, upset stomachs and dizziness, and on the other you may find you suffer with lapses of concentration. Too much stress can lead to the development of other mental health issues too, such as agoraphobia, anxiety, panic attacks and depression. Being constantly stressed is upsetting for your family too and can cause relationship problems at home, affecting your quality of life. You don’t need to suffer in silence if you are being put under undue stress by somebody else.
What’s causing your stress?
For most of us, some stress at work is to be expected, no matter what your job. There are always going to be busy days where we are under pressure to meet deadlines or feel overloaded, but it’s when this pressure is having a negative impact on your health that you should take action. For example, your employer may tell you you’re not allowed to take your usual lunch break because you have too much work to do, or they may insist you do overtime because of staff shortages. Lack of competent staff can put pressure on the rest of the team, which could lead to you becoming ill and stressed. Or perhaps you are stressed as you haven’t received the training you need to carry out your job and you are concerned you are not coping.
It’s your employer’s responsibility to provide you with the training you need, and if they have failed to do so and you have suffered from stress as a result, you could have a viable personal injury claim. It could even be that you’re working with a new member of staff who has not received the proper training, and this has been left to you to deal with, despite it not being your responsibility. Of course, in the first instance, you should speak to your manager to try and resolve things, but if you have become ill from stress and your employer refuses to deal with the situation, making a personal injury claim could be your best option.
Managing your stress
Treating stress is essential, and you should find a professional to help you do this, because serious illnesses develop if stress is left untreated, such as high blood pressure which can itself lead to chronic health conditions. It may be difficult but you should adopt a clean way of life, for example, avoiding dependency on alcohol and cigarettes, exercising regularly and keeping regular sleeping habits. The long-term effects of stress can be crippling, so if you are at all worried, you must seek professional help. Stress can make tempers flare and leave you feeling emotionally exhausted, which can have a knock-on effect on your family and personal life, leaving you feeling isolated, anxious and depressed.
If left untreated, your stress could develop into anxiety disorders that may require therapy and medication. The cost of any treatment that you need for your stress can form part of your personal injury claim when you claim with Accident Advice Helpline, and this is something which we can discuss when you contact us to find out more about making a claim.
Can you claim for stress?
While claiming for stress as you would claim for an accident involving physical injuries can be a difficult option, it is not impossible by any means. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have experts who can help you make a claim for stress, so contact us for an informal chat about how best to proceed. There is no reason why a claim for stress has to be vastly more complicated than your average personal injury claim, and the good news is that most claims can be processed over the phone, so having to go to court is unlikely – giving you one less reason to feel stressed.
Make your claim
Accident Advice Helpline was established in 2000 to help people like you make claims for accidents and illnesses that were not their fault. Over the years we have won millions of pounds in compensation, which has been shared out among our clients. You could be our next success story. Phone us today and tell us about how your stress has developed, who you think is responsible, and what treatment you have received. You’ll speak to a personal advisor who will pass your case on to one of our lawyers. The cost of claiming for stress will be less than you think.
Our personal injury lawyers operate on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis, which means that if we take your case on and lose you won’t pay us any legal fees. You have nothing to lose by making a claim with us and because there are no upfront legal costs to lose sleep over, anybody can afford to make a claim with us, at any time. Call us today on our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile (charges may apply).