Have you had tension headaches from computer screens? Have you ever felt that panicked feeling of not getting to work on time or finishing everything on your list? There is nothing wrong with worry about doing a good job at work. However, there are times when the worry is so consuming that it turns into daily anxiety attacks which prevent you from doing the work you need to do.
Have you ever dreaded going to work? Not because you don’t love your job, but because there are people there who are not nice to you? Do you deal with people who hit on you at work? Or people who make fun of the way you dress or your need for religious time off work? It is okay to share a joke every now and then, but persistent behavior can turn workplaces into hostile work environments which prevent you from achieving the career goals you want.
Every day we enter our workspaces with the intention of getting our goals accomplished. Whether our goals are to fold clothes, set up new accounts, convincing strangers to buy products, or serve food, whatever it is that you do at your job it shouldn’t be life endangering. By that our Van Nuys Stress Related Injury Lawyers at Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach means that your job should not be the root cause of injury or illness. Our jobs have a huge influence on our lives. They are why we have food on the table, roofs over our heads, and if we are lucky, a way to travel and do fun things with our family and friends. Work should not be putting you in the hospital or making you feel as if you need to visit one.
There are two kinds of stress-related injuries: bodily injury and stress/harassment. Bodily injuries are can sometimes be caused by mental stress and harassment. Bodily stress comes in the form of stomach troubles or heart issues. For example, emergency responders are some of the most caring people, but they are also some of the most at risk for heart disease due to the long hour shifts, unhealthy eating at work, and exposure to pollutants on a daily basis. Bodily issues can cause serious injury with an even more serious medical bill.
The second kind, stress, and harassment are more mental struggles, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t as harmful. Stress and harassment at work can lead to severe anxiety or depression. Mental illness is a silent killer and can greatly affect how people conduct business and move forward in their career. Thankfully California recognizes mental stress as a workplace issue and there are options for you to deal with such issues at work.
If you or someone you love is experiencing any kind of bodily injury, stress, or harassment at work then they have the right to file a worker’s compensation claim. Call 818-609-7005 or click here to start a conversation with our Workers’ Compensation at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach in Van Nuys today.