Occupational Stress and Harassment Claims for Compensation

Stress is part and parcel of every day life. Anxiety and symptoms brought on by stress are not usually compensatable. However when levels of stress in the workplace become so high that they cause a recognised psychiatric injury it may be possible to claim compensation.

For an employer to be legally liable to pay compensation for injuries caused by stress at work a number of things must be proved by the victim.

It is for the victim to prove that the employer owed him/her a duty of care and that the employer breached the duty of care and that a recognised psychiatric injury was caused by the actual breach of duty. The victim must also prove that the injury was foreseeable. An injury can be deemed to be foreseeable in the legal sense if the victim gives a timely warning of impending injury or, given the particular circumstances, it ought to have been apparent to the employer that, in the absence of intervention, psychiatric injury was likely to occur. It might be possible in cases of extreme bullying and persecution to bring a claim under the Protection from Harassment Act for anxiety alone and/or psychiatric injury.

There are time limits for bringing claims for compensation for Occupational Stress and Harassment.

We are a specialist firm of personal injury solicitors with experience and expertise in acting for victims of Occupational Stress and Harassment. We will provide independent and impartial advice to you.

We never act for insurance companies or employers.

You will will receive free initial advice and, if we take your case on we’ll offer you a no win no fee agreement if, you do not have legal expenses insurance or, are not a Trade Union Member.

To meet the Pattinson & Brewer Industrial Disease Claims Team click here.

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Or if you just want to speak with one of our experienced solicitors – no obligation and free of charge – please call: –

Tel: 0800 458 1974

For more information about industrial illnesses and disease claims please visit our specialist industrial disease website:- www.industrialdiseaseexperts.co.uk

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