stress at work

Stress at work claims can be notoriously complex. We are one of very few highly reputable firms able to offer expertise in this niche area.

Most people experience work related stress at some point in their career particularly in times of economic uncertainty.  Whether due to unrealistic deadlines, unreasonable workloads or as a result of work place bullying, work related stress can become life-altering and result in psychiatric conditions such as severe depression and anxiety.  It can affect anyone and can be devastating.

Potential claims relating to work related stress include constructive dismissal, disability discrimination and psychiatric personal injury.

  • A personal injury claim arises from the duty of care that employers have to their employees
  • You must have suffered a recognised psychiatric illness, such as clinical depression
  • you need to be able to show that your employer could reasonably foreseeable that you would develop a mental illness to succeed in this type of claim
  • An employer is usually entitled to assume that an employee can withstand the normal pressures of the job
  • Most people try to conceal the fact that they are struggling with their work for fear of reprisals such as dismissal. This can harm your case
  • You should not suffer in silence. It is imperative that if you are in such a situation that you speak out otherwise you are unlikely to be successful in a claim.

 

If you believe that you have developed a long-term serious psychiatric condition as a result of work-related stress, contact us for a free initial discussion.

We can identify how we can help you and decide whether your case is better suited to the Employment Tribunal, County Court or the High Court. We can advise you of likely outcomes, risks and costs.

Feeling stressed at work and unable to cope?

Worried about your employment prospects because of your stress?

Wondering whether you might have a legal case or not?

Call us. We can help.


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2018-11-23T09:51:39+01:00
“The way you guided us and supported us through the last few weeks has made a really unpleasant situation bearable and hopeful at every turn. Thank you so much. Today is the first day of the future, and it looks brighter now.” GW, London

“I was having a very difficult time with my employers and didlaw gave me the support and legal clout that I needed in order to reach a satisfactory conclusion. I found everyone at didlaw to be very helpful, friendly and easy to talk to. In particular, I was always treated with great respect and never felt “put down”, stupid or rushed when speaking to didlaw staff about my employment matter, I could say all that I needed to say and was always listened to.”


SD, West Sussex

2018-11-23T13:40:19+01:00
“I was having a very difficult time with my employers and didlaw gave me the support and legal clout that I needed in order to reach a satisfactory conclusion. I found everyone at didlaw to be very helpful, friendly and easy to talk to. In particular, I was always treated with great respect and never felt “put down”, stupid or rushed when speaking to didlaw staff about my employment matter, I could say all that I needed to say and was always listened to.” SD, West Sussex

“I am thoroughly impressed by your knowledge and professionalism and in particular with the tact and diplomacy with which you dealt with my claim. Without your patience, understanding and constant reassurance I would not have come through this horrible episode with my head held high. Thank you for your unstinting support and encouragement.”


AB, Berkshire

2018-11-23T14:02:24+01:00
“I am thoroughly impressed by your knowledge and professionalism and in particular with the tact and diplomacy with which you dealt with my claim. Without your patience, understanding and constant reassurance I would not have come through this horrible episode with my head held high. Thank you for your unstinting support and encouragement.” AB, Berkshire

“I was extremely satisfied with the services that didlaw afforded me at a time when I was unable to represent myself with my employers. I already felt the stress and anxiety lift from the first interaction I had with them and they were thoroughly diligent and supportive throughout the entire process and I would have no hesitation in recommending didlaw to anyone.”


MB, London

2018-11-23T14:03:57+01:00
“I was extremely satisfied with the services that didlaw afforded me at a time when I was unable to represent myself with my employers. I already felt the stress and anxiety lift from the first interaction I had with them and they were thoroughly diligent and supportive throughout the entire process and I would have no hesitation in recommending didlaw to anyone.” MB, London