How do I make a claim about stress at work
Your health is of paramount importance, so before contacting stress at work lawyers speak to your GP. Aside from helping to treat your illness, this will also produce useful evidence to support your claim.
You can help yourself to some extent. Keeping a diary of the stressful events or incidences of bullying or harrassment will help to support your claim, however many people are reluctant to do so because they don't want to be seen as being 'unreliable or unable to cope.' Others believe that it's difficult to take legal action for something as vague as 'stress at work'.
The fact remains that employers owe a range of general duties to take reasonable care to protect against any foreseeable risk of injury to their employees. Such duties are covered by the law of negligence and civil liability. A few cases have gone to litigation in the civil courts, however many more have been settled out of court without needing an admission of liability by the employer or the need for the victim to go to trial.
Suffering an illness due to workplace stress is not an inevitable part of any job. There are things you can do to prevent it happening in the first place or you can make a claim after the event to help fund your rehabilitation and recovery. It is true that taking such action can be very stressful in itself, which is why it's always best to get guidance from specialist stress at work solicitors in this complex area of law.