Work Injuries: Beyond the Physical

Law Offices Of Kropach & Kropach

The Internet is a blessing and a curse. The internet allows us to search endlessly for answers to a myriad of questions. It is a highway for electronic communication that enables us to move information quickly and efficiently. Almost all communication is via email or some kind of internal messenger program. During the workday, this feature helps collaborate projects and streamline deadlines. But, this technology has also seeped into our private lives; our off-the-clock lives. Around 50% of Americans today check the email before bed. It is not distinguished between work or personal email, but regardless, communication is reviewed before going to bed. This may some trivial, but if you are already juggling a lot of projects at work, receiving an email about any of the projects could lead to stress seeping into your personal life instead of while you are at work. This can cause some serious stress.

There are many web articles that you can find about managing stress. One suggests that you should create an “email budget” which will help you devote time to other, more important tasks. The author also suggests that you should turn off your email notification as this can be distracting and encourages you to keep checking your email. This is a really good strategy, but what if the culture of your job does not allow this kind of behavior? What if your stress level is already to a point of medical condition?

What does stress-related injury look like?

Stress is normal. To be human means that you are stress. Stress can come in different shapes and sizes. It can be really small as in you need to get gas and you aren’t sure the location of the nearest gas station. It can be worrying if you are going to make it to the appointment on time because you had to leave later than your plan. These are normal stressors. Big stressors affect your heart and negatively impact your ability to live. Here are some examples of stress overload:

  • Memory problems
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Anxious or racing thoughts
  • Aches and pains
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Chest pain, rapid heart rate
  • Depression or unhappiness
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Moodiness, irritability, or anger
  • Sleeplessness or too much sleeping
  • Withdrawing from others
  • Using alcohol or drugs

Our Los Angeles stress-related injury lawyers at Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach understand that your mental, as well as your physical, is important to not only be a good worker, but a partner, friend, and family member. We know that office jobs can be just as stressful as more physical labor positions. We also know that the workplace is changing and worker compensation laws are not keeping up with the pace. This is why we want to work for you. We can help you build a case that represents the damages from your stress-related injury. Call us at 818-609-7005 or click here to get started on your first free consultation today.

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