Life at work can be stressful. It is easy to tell people to leave work at the door, but we all know the difficulty of such a task. Sometimes stress from work is hard to shake off, especially when you can access work from the computer in your pocket: your phone. With technology providing us with new ways to access work and keep open communication, sometimes the demands of our job are greater than what we signed up or what we are paid for.
Americans have always been known for the strong work ethic. This is based our immigrant past where you had to hustle in order to get a good reputation around where you lived. Sometimes, though, employers are demanding in a way that leads to unhealthy living and work conditions. When you do not feel as if you are valued at work or you do not feel as if you have any decisions making power over your work responsibilities, it can lead to some very real and very physical ailments. California thankfully recognizes that mental health is a necessary component of working. Because of this, California has passed laws protecting those who are suffering from mental illness due to work-related stress.
We have all had a stressful day. Usually, we are able to quickly recover because the event usually has a beginning and an end. The stress may result in some minor discomfort, but overall there are no long-standing issues. But, what if you were subjected to a continuous lengthy amount of stress every day? What if there wasn’t a way for you to leave the stress? Stress has a funny way of showing itself. Stress ailments are very individualized, but there are some commonalities:
- Upset stomach
- Lack of sleep
- Frequent illnesses
- High blood pressure
These are just several ailments. Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at JML Law, a Professional Law Corporation, in Los Angeles have dealt with many clients who are dealing with mental stress who need representation. Even though California has embraced mental health, many insurance companies are suspicious of claims. Since mental health illnesses are hard to determine where they started, it can be hard for claims to be filed with an accurate start date. Because of this, it can be challenging for insurance companies to know how to compensate; therefore, they may delay or deny a claim.
What To Do
Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at JML Law, a Professional Law Corporation understand that stress-related illnesses are more than just being unhappy. When some is dealing with not only mental anxiety, but the physical manifestation of stress it can influence your entire life. You are not the same person. You lose interest in your job, you lose interest in your social life, it creates feelings of isolation and desires to seclude. Don’t let the insurance companies bully you into thinking that you are not eligible for compensation. Call 818-610-8800 or click here to talk with our professionals at JML Law, a Professional Law Corporation today.
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