Employers have a duty of care to their employees and this is implied into all employment contracts. As a result all employers must have regard for the health and safety of everyone that works for them, which means that they must work with their employees to ensure that there is no undue pressure and stress at work. It therefore follows that if your health and safety is compromised because of the actions of your employer then you could be entitled to bring a claim for compensation.
Claim Against Your Employer
When people think of personal injury claims against employers they usually think of accidents at work such as slips, trips and falls. Most people do not realise that, with the assistance of a personal injury lawyer in Aberdeen, a claim could also be made for occupational stress.
Occupational stress can be caused by a number of factors including being overworked, being asked to work unreasonable shift patters, being asked to meet unreasonable deadlines, having to work in poor conditions and so on. There are a number of symptoms for occupational stress including: palpitations, fainting, nausea, headaches, tiredness, anxiety, loss of appetite,lack of concentration and many more.
Make a Claim for Occupational Stress
If you are suffering from occupational stress then you should speak with a personal injury lawyer in Aberdeen within three years of the date of the onset of your stress as any claim brought outside of this time period may be time barred. Your personal injury lawyer in Aberdeen will help you to claim the compensation that you are legally entitled to and any consequential loss such as medical expenses and loss of income if you are unable to return to work.
People are often afraid of claiming against their employers but this should not be the case as employers are legally required to have employer’s liability insurance in place in order to pay for such claims. Furthermore there should be no fear of a backlash from your employer if you make a claim as you will then be entitled to bring a further claim against your employer but this time in an employment tribunal.
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