What Does Emotional Stress Look Like?

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Employers are looking for workers with real commitment. The easiest way to show commitment is through working as many hours as possible through the week and making yourself as accessible to your job as humanly possible. We do this because we want our job to know that we are devoted workers who are willing to put the company in front of our needs. American idealism around employment is the harder you work the more money you will get. This isn’t always the case, and it’s not always a good motto to go by.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average worker works around 44 hours a week. This equates to a little less than 9 hours a day. Admittedly this is better than the 12 hour shifts that were six to seven days a week, but we are finding that a person’s workday doesn’t end in their office. Often, the work is being taken home in their pocket via their cell phone. We keep our phones as close to us as our wallets. We never leave home without them, and we certainly keep them close at all times. However, this means that even when we aren’t in the office we are checking work related materials. This can drastically affect how we plan to go about our day. This also adds more stress to our lives.

The State of California recognizes that mental health can be challenged when working in a stressful environment. Here are several signs to look for if you are dealing with a high stress work environment (this is not a comprehensive list):

  • Frequent headaches and teeth grinding
  • Depression with frequent or wild mood swings
  • Excess anxiety, worry, guilt, or nervousness
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • Social withdrawal and isolation
  • Reduced work efficiency or productivity
  • Increased minor accidents
  • Tired, weak, fatigue
  • Problems communicating or sharing
  • Heartburn or nausea

What a stress related injury attorney can do for you

Americans are known for their pride. This is a very good thing, but it can become harmful if you don’t seek out the right kind of help when needed. Seeking a Los Angeles stress-related injury attorney at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, we promise to reduce your stress by taking on the responsibility of filing for workers compensation. With over 40 years of experience, we understand the legal details needed to create a successful claim. Call us at 818-609-7005 or click here to start a conversation. We understand that your situation is unique. Our attorneys have the experience and resources to ensure your claim gets a fair chance. Let us do the worrying for you.

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