Occupational Stress Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
The Law Firm That Has Been Serving New Jersey for Generations
Everybody has stressful days at work, but in some cases, stress can become so bad over time that it can impact the physical and mental health of workers. That’s when it can be considered a workplace injury that is eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. The experienced occupational stress lawyers at Shebell & Shebell, LLC fights for the rights of injured workers.
Occupational stress can happen at any type of workplace. What causes occupational stress? Stress can be caused by many different factors. These factors may include heavy workloads, interpersonal conflicts, harassment, discrimination, lack of support, unmanageable demands and poor management practices.
Over time, occupational stress can lead to anxiety, depression, panic attacks, poor decision-making and even suicidal thoughts. It can also cause physical symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, muscle tension, digestive problems, rapid heartbeat, insomnia, high blood pressure and chest pain. In serious cases, workers may be left unable to do their jobs.
Occupational Stress Attorneys Who Get Results
Workers who are suffering the effects of occupational stress can submit a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, but these types of claims are difficult. Under the law, the burden of proof is on you. In order to receive workers’ compensation for occupational stress, you must:
- Provide objectively verifiable evidence of stressful work conditions
- Demonstrate that the work conditions are unique to your workplace
- Provide medical evidence to document that work conditions resulted in injury or illness
Do you need a lawyer for an occupational stress claim? Employers and insurance companies often deny these types of claims, because they want to save money. They have lawyers looking out for the best interests. They’re hoping you will just accept their decision and drop your claim for benefits.
That’s why it’s important to have an experienced attorney on your side. We’ve been helping injured workers for generations. We know that the effects of occupational stress are very real and that they can have a significant impact on people’s lives. Our lawyers are determined to help you get the best result.
We gather evidence to help move your workplace stress claim forward. This includes medical records, family and work history and other evidence that links your illness to work conditions. It may include the statements from witnesses who can confirm the conditions at your workplace. There may be other types of evidence that can help, as well.
Occupational Stress Lawyers With A Record Of Results
Our attorneys know how to build strong cases and present them at hearings during the appeals process. We know what it takes to convince workers’ compensation judges that benefits should be approved. Our lawyers are ready to fight for your benefits all the way to court, if that’s what it takes.
We expect employers and insurance companies to fight these claims every step of the way. We know how to help you fight back with evidence and facts. Many times, we can negotiate a settlement with insurance companies.
You may have a lot of questions about work-related stress compensation, including:
- What are different types of work-related stress?
- Are occupational stress and job stress the same?
- Can I get workers’ compensation for stress and anxiety?
- How do I file a claim for stress at work compensation?
If you are suffering from the effects of occupational stress, it’s important to talk to an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Our offices are in Shrewsbury and Newark, and we serve clients throughout New Jersey.
Learn more about how we can help you with your claim. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our occupational stress lawyers. We’ll review the details of your claim, explain your options and answer any questions that you have.