Most of today's work opportunities come with a large amount of stress. The employer's demand to produce, meet deadlines and take on extra work shifts cause employees to feel anxious and stressed. According to the American Institute of Stress, other causes include:
- A lack of job security
- Balancing work and personal life
- Difficulty dealing with people
Whatever the cause, occupational stress plagues many workers. Most of these employees do not realize that workers' compensation can cover treatment for occupational stress in some cases. This means that workers can seek help for their suffering at no cost.
We urge all workers who are suffering from on-the-job stress to seek help for their condition. The right mental health care can prevent your condition from worsening while also enabling you to enjoy your work again. If you are worried about the cost of treatment, consider filing a workers' compensation claim instead of paying for care out-of-pocket.
As you might imagine, there are occasions when either your employer or your workers' comp insurance adjuster may deny your occupational stress claim. When this happens, it is a good idea to consult an attorney. A fresh viewpoint can often uncover the evidence you need to file a successful claim.
Another reason to seek help for your occupational stress centers on keeping you safe from physical injuries in the workplace. For example, if you are constantly feeling stressed out while working, you could be distracted enough to experience a serious workplace accident.
Please continue browsing our firm's website for information on filing a successful workers' compensation claim for any condition or injury you have suffered.