Stress Injuries are Real Injuries


We love to work. America is one of the leading countries of employees who are taking less and less vacation. We have always been a proud nation boasting a strong work ethic, but sometimes are behaviors lead to stressors that are hazardous to our health.

In a recent study from the US Travel Association Project Time Off, it was found that 52% of American workers did not use all of their vacations. From the years 1976-2000, the average vacation time was 20 days a year. Currently, the number has decreased to 16. Also, the concept of vacation isn’t really determined on actual travel. A vacation could be parents taking care of sick kids or dealing with their illnesses. Vacation days can be used for anything and we shouldn’t assume that it means that employees are actually using them to relax.

America is the only country that doesn’t guarantee paid vacations or paid holidays. In some ways, this entices us to keep working and showing up. However, this kind of work culture can be detrimental to our health. But this isn’t all our fault. If you or a loved one is suffering from stress related injuries from work, you need to contact our stress-related injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach in Los Angeles. We recognize that any job comes with stress, but there are circumstances in which your work is contributing more to these stressors.

What is stress-related injury?

Stress Related Injury means how it sounds. At your workplace, you may be under some pressures. These pressures can be greater or less depending on job requirements, training, or workplace environment. This is why it is so important to document your stress related issues. The more awareness society brings to mental health, the more places of employment are starting to consider mental stress as a BIG issue.

Here are some of the most stressful jobs in the US:

  1. Senior corporate executive
  2. Broadcaster
  3. Public relation executive
  4. Reporter or journalist
  5. Event coordinator
  6. Police officer
  7. Pilot or aircraft worker
  8. Firefighter
  9. Military personnel

These jobs are vital to the function of society. Dealing with excessive stress can be very debilitating and if you are working in a job where many rely on your skills then it is imperative that you deal with this situation as soon as possible.

Our Stress-related injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Kropach and Kropach in Los Angeles know that the State of California recognizes mental fatigue, anxiety, depression, and other mental issues as conditions in which you can file a workers compensation claim. However, just because the state believes this doesn’t mean that your employer’s insurance is willing to be so understanding. Unfortunately, mental illness is still challenged, undermined, and all the blame is put on to the worker. This is why it is so important to have a strong legal aid by your side. Give us a call at 818-609-7005 or click here for more information on how stress-related injury attorneys can help you.

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