There are many different types of workers’ compensation claims because there are many different types of illnesses, injuries, etc. that can happen on the job. One such issue that often arises is occupational stress. Many people wonder whether they can actually bring a lawsuit for occupational stress because everyone gets stressed out at work and it almost seems normal. However, there are some very severe cases of occupational stress that can lead to migraines, insomnia, depression, anxiety, and other psychological issues. With the help of an experienced attorney, one may be able to recover damages for undergoing severe occupational stress.
Though it is possible to bring a successful lawsuit for occupational stress, it is difficult to prove. Some of the factors that must be proved in an occupational stress lawsuit include the following:
- That you are facing intolerable conditions such as threats and harassment on the job.
- Note that common work stressors such as pressure to make sales or meet deadlines typically do not count
- That your psychiatric disability was primarily caused by stressful working conditions
- That these stressful working conditions are particular to your workplace and that if you were doing the exact same job at a different company, you would not have this level of intense stress
Unfortunately, mental illnesses are often much more difficult to prove than physical illnesses. In addition, a workers’ compensation case regarding occupational stress is typically more difficult to prove because work is a generally stressful environment for everybody. An experienced attorney can assess your situation and determine whether you may have a valid case. Contact our firm today for strong legal representation.