We all have experienced stress multiple times in our lives. Even the toughest of us have. Some have to cope with stress only a few times throughout their lives, while others have to deal with it on a daily basis. Work as well as commuting may be the most common stressors in Los Angeles and all across California.
Luckily for you, you can get compensation for your work-related stress, and our Los Angeles stress-related injuries attorney is going to explain how.
Stress-related injuries have become a growing problem in California and all across the United States. Not only does work-related stress – or any other type of stress, for that matter – negatively affect health and well-being, but also your productivity at work and earning capacity.
Generally, in order for your stress-related injuries to qualify as “work-related stress” and entitle you to workers compensation benefits, you have to prove that the stress was caused by unbearable work demands, stressful work environment, or a combination of factors that exceed your capacity and capability to cope.
Experts estimate that work-related stress may be the most common reason why workers sustain both physical and psychological trauma in the workplace. Causes of work-related stress vary from one case to another, but the most common are long hours, heavy workload, tight deadlines, and over-supervision.
But do you really have work-related stress? This is the question we asked our Los Angeles stress-related injuries attorney from the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach. Symptoms of workplace-related stress fall into three main categories: physical, psychological, and behavioral.
It is important to note that while some workplace stressors may cause work-related stress in some employees, others may be unaffected by the same stressors. For example, if one employee feels that long hours or heavy workload is greater than he/she can cope with, he or she may get stressed out. His or her co-worker, meanwhile, in the same circumstances may not be stressed out. It largely depends on the person as well as the source of work-related stress. Nonetheless, if you can prove that your stress – and all the injuries, losses and damages stemming from it – was caused by your job or workplace environment, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits.
Sources of workplace-related stress – or the so-called stressors – may vary from one case to another. However, our Los Angeles stress-related injuries attorney have outlined the most common stressors that persist in workplaces in California:
This is a non-exhaustive list of stressors that may cause work-related stress. If you believe that you have stress-related injuries are stemming from your job duties or workplace environment, seek legal advice from a workers compensation lawyer.