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How to prepare claim for work related stress

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How to prepare claim for work related stress

Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance.

We prefer to front load our investigations so that we can assess cases as accurately and quickly as possible. We ask all of our new clients to complete a ‘Case assessment and compensation assessment.’ This questionnaire allows us to obtain a brief but focussed overview of your claim. We may also follow this up with a brief telephone call if we need to obtain further information. We will use this initial information as the skeleton for our own analysis and we will also ask you to provide supporting evidence where possible.

We also like clients to prepare a timeline of key events focussing on the main incidents, particularly those that affected thier mental health or triggered an absence from work.

Top Tips

  • Preserve and Collate supportive evidence.

    Please see our blog on ‘How to prove Stress at Work’ for the type of evidence you should be obtaining.

  • Remember limitation.

    As a general rule you only get three years from the date you first became unwell and linked that illness to work, to being a claim for personal injury.

  • Venue.

    It is not uncommon for clients to have claims that could be brought as work related stress claims in a county court as well as a claim that can only be brought in the employment tribunal, such as discrimination or unfair dismissal claims.

    It is important that you instruct a solicitor who can advise you on all legal options available as once you elect a venue it is very difficult and to remedy any mistakes made.

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David Miers

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.

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Call David 01513 180 329