Stress at work claims are becoming more common as work pressures in a 24/7 global society increase.
Employers have a legal duty to protect employees from unreasonable levels of stress at work – and to manage any risks to employees.
If an employee tells their employer they are feeling stressed and their physical or mental health are suffering as a result, it is the duty of an employer to take steps to manage and reduce the cause(s) of the stress.
If an employer fails to take reasonable steps to manage stress in the workplace – and the health or mental health of employees suffer as a result – it may be possible to make a claim for compensation at an Employment Tribunal.
Proving stress at work can be a complex and sometimes challenging process, however. It will almost undoubtedly require medical evidence relating to an employee’s stress condition, as well as evidence that their work caused the stress. It will also be necessary to show that the employer had been advised of the issue and failed to take action to alleviate or risk manage the causes of the stress.
It is essential to take expert legal advice from a specialist employment solicitor like Duncan Lewis, as claims for stress at work are a specialist area of employment law.
Duncan Lewis solicitors not only have a highly successful employment law department – but are also one of the UK’s leading firms of personal injury solicitors.
Duncan Lewis is also acknowledged as the UK’s leading provider of Legal Aid mental health services – and our in-house team will be able to offer employees wishing to being a claim against their employer for stress in the workplace clear advice on employment law, personal injury claims and mental health law, to give their claim for stress at work the best chance of success.
Duncan Lewis employment lawyers act on behalf of claimants and respondents in all Employment Tribunal related matters.
The Duncan Lewis employment team can represent all types of employers, both large and small – as well as advising individual employees on matters relating to the Employment Rights Act 1996 and stress at work claims.
Many claims are settled out-of-court – and Duncan Lewis will handle all the negotiations with an employer, obtain expert opinions if required, and will prepare claimants thoroughly if a court hearing is necessary.
Duncan Lewis employment law solicitors operate a transparent fee scale – and can offer a range of competitively priced funding options for claimants and respondents:
Duncan Lewis believes clients should always know what they will be paying – and will advise on the best funding option at the initial client meeting.
If you have a problem with employment and a stress at work claim, it is important to take legal advice and find out what your rights are as soon as possible.
Duncan Lewis can offer clear legal advice on employment law at any stage of an employment matter.
Duncan Lewis also has a successful track record in advising companies and employers on employment matters and disputes, including claims for stress at work.
The sooner you call us, the sooner we can help with an employment claim.
Duncan Lewis has offices nationwide and in most major cities, with more than 20 offices across London and the southeast.
For expert legal advice on employment law and stress at work claims, call Duncan Lewis employment solicitors on 020 7923 4020.