STRESS IN THE WORKPLACE CLAIMS
Stress can be caused by a variety of factors; from abusive co-workers to high pressure to succeed. It is your employer’s duty to provide you with a safe place to work and as stress free an environment as possible. Stress and abuse claims can be difficult, it is important that the injured party can show a number of factors that have contributed to their illness.
In order to make a claim you must be able to illustrate that;
- your employer failed to provide you with a safe working environment
- that the occupational stress or abuse was such that it should have been apparent to your employer
- that your employer did not do everything within their power to prevent the occupational stress or abuse
- that you have suffered a physical condition as a result of the working environment
In order to qualify for a claim based on occupational stress or abuse the law is clear that you must have firstly informed your employer of the danger to your health which your job is causing and have taken the advice of a medical professional.
If these criteria sound like something you are experiencing then Shires Law can help, as we are experts in stress related compensation. We operate on a No Win No Fee basis, you will not be out of pocket whether you win or lose. There is also no risk to your employment, as sacking an employee for making a personal injury claim is against UK employment law, and would be considered unfair dismissal.