Do you know 83% of US workers suffer from work-related stress, and 76% report that it takes a toll on their personal relationships?
Stress can impose certain physical as well as psychological implications on individuals, resulting in reduced productivity at the workplace. Isolation, anxiety, and aggression are some common symptoms employees experience. If a stress ailment qualifies as work-related stress, the determination of compensation benefits for the same can be tackled by legal experts.
If you or somebody you know is knocked down in any such situation, Accident Defenders is here to help. Our lawyers aim to establish excellent and precise methods to successfully get through the worker’s compensation process, as numerous cases are filed in the same context!
What are the potential causes of work-related stress?
The comprehensive research by The National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health depicts that adverse working conditions are primarily responsible for job stress.
There can be multiple workplace stress causes, including
- High demands or workload.
- Tight deadlines and time pressure.
- Lack of control or autonomy over one’s work.
- Conflicting demands or unclear expectations.
- Poor communication or relationships with colleagues or supervisors.
- Change in duties.
- Lack of promotional opportunities.
- Discrimination or harassment.
- Long working hours.
- Lack of support or resources.
- Organizational changes or uncertainty about job security.
- Poor work-life balance.
Some of the most common consequences of work-related stress are being unattentive, tripping over due to loss of focus, and getting inflicted by catastrophic injuries.
What are the symptoms of work-related stress?
The harmful effects of workplace stress have made the WHO label it the 21st century’s epidemic. Stressors of any kind can lead to workplace injuries, which is why a substantial rise in work-related stress is highly anticipated in the upcoming years. There are possibly three types of stress symptoms; physical, psychological, and behavioral. Let’s understand them better!
Physical Work-related stress symptoms can include the following:
- Muscle tension or pain
- Stomach problems
- Sleep disturbances
- Difficulty concentrating
- Changes in appetite or weight
- Increased susceptibility to colds and infections
- Work-related stress and anxiety
- Panic attacks
- Suicidal thoughts
- Lack of interest in life
- Discouragement in working
- Mood swings
- No productivity and creativity
- Aggressive behavior
- Lower tolerance
The prominent question among workers is whether they can claim compensation for medical expenses and absenteeism at work because of the aforementioned symptoms. Let’s dig deeper!
Can workers get compensation benefits for work-related stress?
The answer is yes! All the above-mentioned symptoms indicate work stress and qualify for workers’ compensation benefits like medical prescriptions, brain psychiatric therapies, etc. For the smooth management of these matters, our expert lawyers can assist you at each step of the claim process.
How do worker’s compensation lawyers work?
In order to make a claim, the employee must prove the presence of an unusual hindrance in the body or mind which is restricting the work performance. To make a solid case, the detailed documentation of the illness involves everything from evaluating the causes of stress at work to the actual impact on the employee.
Qualifying the claim requires the work-related stress to be severe enough to create resistance in the workflow!
The entire process of claiming compensation
The lawyers begin the case by examining the illness through a proper diagnosis.
For instance, some workers are incompetent to work further because of the stress at the workplace.
In addition, there are cases of work discrimination and harassment as well, where the employee suffers from PTSD; the trauma can potentially risk the performance. Sometimes, the nature of work-related stress is too complicated to make a point. In these cases, only expert reasoning can yield work compensation benefits.
Once the causes and symptoms are understood, our tactful team at Accident defenders handles the case with an analytical approach to prove an illness that is apparently not visible to the eyes.
Following the proof of illness, work compensation benefits are granted.
The workers’ compensation benefits for stress include counseling, therapies, and medications in general. The medical treatment comprises hospital visits and drug prescriptions. The worker can also get compensation benefits for the lost wage because of the disability in working.
Compensation can also help minimize the risk of further stress at work.
Why choose us?
The extensive process of claiming work-related stress compensation benefits is cumbersome. It requires patience and grit. The resilience with which the claim benefits can be yielded for the workers is what we assure delivering you. With years of knowledge and experience, we have a huge potential to filter out the essentials and offer unparallel results.
Get yourself the best legal aid with Accident Defenders!