Workers Losing Days Because Of Stress


Does stress at work have consequences?

I think we all know the answer to that question is – yes.

What we may not realize is just how detrimental it is.

According to a Quartz article, our workplaces can be toxic because of stress and the related physiological effects it can have on our bodies. Why do we not focus more on ways to reduce work-related stress?

Are work-related mental illnesses even covered by workers compensation insurance?

At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, we know how hard our work environments can be on our mental and physical well-being. If you have been denied workers compensation coverage for a mental illness claim, we want to help. When you need a Los Angeles stress-related injury attorney, we will be by your side.

What causes these problems?

Work-related stress affects entire organizations and should be taken seriously by employers. Many jobs are demanding, now more than ever. Many people find it hard to “turn off” when they leave work for the day. After all, technology has made it so there is really no way to get away from work.

Studies are finding that work-related stress is one of the most commonly compensated injuries in other countries.

Some of the common causes of work-related stress are:

  • Bad management
  • Physical demands
  • Poor organizational culture
  • Strict deadlines
  • Overworking
  • No advancement prospects
  • Dangerous working conditions and more

The symptoms of these stressors are two-fold: psychological and physical.

  • Psychological symptoms can include depression, anxiety, cognitive difficulties, and mood disorders.
  • Physical symptoms can include fatigue, muscle tension, headaches, sleeping disorders, and internal issues (blood pressure, gastrointestinal, etc.)

A note on discrimination and harassment

We know that workplace discrimination and sexual harassment are illegal but prevalent throughout most industries. Workers who are subjected to this are much more likely to be stressed while on the job. We know that recent movements, such as “Me Too,” have opened the public’s eyes to these issues, we also know that many people in lower-paying jobs do not have a voice and simply put up with discrimination and harassment.

At the Law Office of Kropach & Kropach, we do not think anyone should have to put up with this in the workplace and will do everything we can to help you end the abusive behavior.

What you can do

If you have a mental illness that was caused by your work environment, let the knowledgeable and experienced team at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach help. We know that stress-related mental illnesses can be detrimental to your psychological, emotional, and physical health. They can be so bad that you are unable to work. If you have been denied coverage for a mental illness claim, we will work with you to get the compensation you deserve. This can include:

  • Lost income if you have missed work
  • Coverage for medical expenses
  • Reinstatement if you have been let go
  • Punitive as well as pain and suffering damages

If you need a stress-related injury lawyer, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-609-7005.

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