If you have developed stress due to your place of work, this can be a hard thing to escape from. A little bit of stress is usual within a workplace and means that you have care for your job, but there are boundaries to the amount of stress that is acceptable and what is not. Here we outline the impact that stress can have on your ability to perform your duties, on your personal life as well as your overall mental health.
Ability to perform your work
Being under immense amounts of stress can cause you to be unable to perform your duties in the workplace. Stress can result in clouded judgement of your tasks and your inability to make correct decisions and can result in compounding stress if your judgement is clouded and incorrect decisions or errors are being made. If you find you are unable to adequately perform your contracted duties due to stress, you may be able to claim compensation for your inability to adequately perform your tasks and thus result in loss of income.
Impact on Personal Life
If you are under stress due to your wok life, this can then filter into your personal life. It can result in a loss of desire to complete your general household tasks and your will to leave the house to socialize. It can also result in having a much shorter temper or lack of interest in those closest to you as you are so drained from the stress you are under in the workplace. Stress not only affects you personally, but also your friends and family that are closest to you. Our team at Workers Compensation & Personal Injury Attorney Victorville, CA don’t believe this is fair on either you or them and will help wherever they can to make sure the stress is alleviated for you.
Being under stress can cause mental health issues to become apparent, such as anxiety and depression. Anxiety can occur due to stress and your ability to make correct decisions, and the pressure that any of your decisions will have repercussions. Anxiety can leave you close to frozen and unable to make any decision as you fear the outcome and making the incorrect decision. Depression can arise due to stress as you can be mentally drained and unable to complete tasks outside of the workplace and can leave you with feelings of isolation.
As with our other areas of expertise, it is best to have medical confirmation of your condition. This will be used as evidence of the impact that there has been on your work and personal life due to the stresses you are put under at work. We also work with you to outline what matters have led to this level of stress to include in the letter of demand for compensation. We will always be completely transparent with you through the process so that you always know the standing of the matter.