Life is full of stressors. Even joyous events like weddings or moving to a new home can come with a boatload of stress. However, although stress exists all around us and is a part of everyday life, some forms of stress can cause injury—especially workplace stress. Stress comes in many forms, including physical stress, repetitive stress, and even emotional stress, and all of these can lead to pain and suffering if the stressors are not mitigated and are left to continue unchecked. If you were hurt because of stress of any type while on the job and want to consult with a stress related injury lawyer, call Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. to discuss the possibility of filing a stress related injury claim.
Financial strain, interpersonal relationship troubles, and even tearing a ligament during a workout can all be stressful experiences. Sadly, stress in the workplace can take a variety of forms, including physical stress from jobs that require strenuous activity, repetitive stress from jobs that call for a lot of repetitive manual tasks (such as typing), and psychological stress stemming from emotionally traumatic workplace experiences. All of these types of stress can cause lasting damage to the body and the mind.
It may come as a surprise that injurious stress can be so prevalent in the workplace. Here are some examples of how stress can harm employees who are just trying to do their jobs:
Workers who do a lot of heavy lifting throughout the course of their work day can experience physical stress on the job. Employees who work in warehouses hauling heavy boxes around or in shipping and receiving centers can become injured on the job all too easily, especially if their employer does not require or provide safety gear such as back support belts or gloves.
Office workers are likely to succumb to repetitive stress injuries at work. Repetitive stress from typing on a keyboard all day or clicking a mouse around (or both) can be injurious, especially when ergonomic supports, such as specially shaped keyboards and wrist rests, are not provided to workers by employers.
Another form of potential workplace stress is psychological stress. For example, workers who are forced to labor in hostile work environments and whose managers do not take action to reduce the hostility of the work environment can become emotionally scarred by workplace stress, resulting in psychological trauma.
If you want to talk to a stress-related injury lawyer in Grandview, the stress injury lawyers at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. can offer legal advice to you. We have more than four decades of experience in practicing personal injury law, and we will fight for you in court. As an injury victim, you have the right to hold responsible parties liable for your injuries that could have been prevented but for someone else’s negligence. Call us today for a free consultation and take the first step toward turning a bad day into a brighter future.
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