What does work related stress mean to you?
Stress isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Many people thrive on it and it can enable us to achieve great results in what we’re doing. It’s the level of stress that is important. When it becomes unmanageable and starts to adversely affect our health then it can be a dangerous thing. If you’re suffering work related stress or have done in the past three years then read on.
We often create our own stress. Placing demands on ourselves to perform to a high level which then tips over into a collapse. If this is you then it might be time to ease off on yourself to protect your health.
Is your employer causing your work related stress?
If you’re in the wrong job and recognise it’s more than you can handle then it might be time to start looking for something different. If however you’re perfectly qualified for the job but your environment is affecting your health or you’re being bullied at work then it’s time to do something about it.
Work related stress can be caused by many different things; lack of proper training, too much work, noise and lack of ventilation are just a few.
If your work related stress is getting out of control then speak to your employer. Better still put your issues in writing and ask for something to be done about it. These are your rights and your employer has a legal responsibility to keep you safe at work.
Who to turn to when things don’t improve
Don’t give up. It may be that your employer doesn’t realise the full impact of your work related stress on your health. If nothing improves write to him again and get the support of your welfare officer or supervisor if applicable.
If the situation continues the next step is to get some legal advice. Accident Advice Helpline are the experts in helping people like yourself get compensation for work related stress that isn’t their fault.
Get in touch with us today
Our team of specialist lawyers will work for you on a no win no fee* promise. This means you won’t be risking your finances and can have access to the best legal advice available.
You could be entitled to a considerable sum of compensation which will enable you to recover and get your life back. We know that work related stress can cause all sorts of physical ailments and that’s why we want to help you.
Call us now on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Our friendly advisors are waiting to take your call.
Date Published: 17th May 2013