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For several weeks we have been preparing our business to ensure we can continue to provide legal services during the Covid-19 outbreak.
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CAN I CLAIM FOR STRESS AT WORK?

Use our quick questionnaire to see if you have a case.

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What are the common types of stress at work claims?

Stress and injury can be caused in many different ways but broadly speaking, successful claims normally fit into one or more of the following categories:

Bullying and Harassment

Overworked

Exposure to trauma

Lack of support

Poor management

Do I have a valid claim against my employer for stress at work?

The easiest way to find out is to take our indicative test but in normal circumstances there are four hurdles you need to overcome in order to be successful.

  • Injury
  • You must show that you have suffered a recognised psychiatric injury (as opposed to just stress).

  • Foreseeability of Injury
  • In order for your employer’s duty of care to prevent you suffering psychiatric harm to be engaged, you must show that your employer knew, or ought to have known, you were becoming ill.

  • Breach of Duty
  • You must show some fault on behalf of your employer that would amount to a breach of the duty of care owed to you. There are various common law duties which place an employer under a duty to protect its employees from psychiatric injury which we can help explain to you.

  • Causation
  • You must show that your employer’s breach of duty caused, or materially contributed, to your injury and financial losses.

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David Miers

David is an occupational stress and psychiatric injury specialist.

David is one of the few specialists in the country whose practice is solely made up of work related stress claims.

His expertise covers:

  • Stress at work claims
  • Bullying & harassment claims
  • Violence at work claims
  • Sexual harassment

Take stress claim survey Call David 01513 180 329

David Miers

Why use Setfords for your stress claim?

£3.6m

The amount of compensation David Miers has recovered for clients in the last 2 years.

£100,000

The average amount of compensation per case David Miers has managed to recover for his clients.

15.4 million

Working days lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2017/18

595,000

Workers suffering from work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2017/18

57%

Stress, depression or anxiety accounted for 57% of all working days lost due to ill health in 2017/18

44%

Stress, depression or anxiety accounted for 44% of all work-related ill health cases in 2017/18

No win no fee

If we feel your stress claim case has merit we will enter into a conditional fee agreement (commonly known as a ‘no win no fee’ agreement) which means you will not pay any legal fees unless you win. You will also get to keep up to keep 75% of the compensation received.


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Recognising work related stress

During national stress awareness month, David Miers discusses the importance of why we need to recognise work related stress as being one of the greatest public health challenges of our time.


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1 minute stress claim survey

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Have you been made unwell because of work?

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