Work is often a stressful thing, but it should never be something that causes you to become injured. Still, many people do sustain serious injuries on the job because of stress. There are several types of stress that can cause damages, and if many cases, an employer can be held liable in court for stress related injuries you sustained while on the job. If you would like to talk to a stress injury lawyer about your situation and your rights under the law, the attorneys at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. can give you a free case evaluation and offer legal advice based on your unique circumstances.
Physical strain is a part of many jobs that include activities such as heavy lifting. Responsible and conscientious employers will often provide equipment to their employees to help ensure that they are safe from harm while performing these stressful tasks. Equipment may include kidney support belts and other gear intended to keep the body safe while engaging in heavy lifting or other stressful activities. However, not every employer provides such equipment and if you become injured, they could be held liable in court for their negligence.
People who work in corporate environments or in other jobs that require a lot of computer users are familiar with repetitive stress. Keyboarding and using a mouse all day can cause serious strain on the wrists and hands. Many employers try to combat repetitive stress by providing ergonomic equipment (specially shaped mouses and keyboards) and offering ergonomic evaluations to their employees. However, some employers are more concerned with their bottom line than with the safety of their employees, and would rather cut as many corners as possible in the name of profit. Sadly, this attitude can lead to disregarding best practices—and safety—and result in repetitive stress injuries.
In some cases, stress may not be physical at all, but rather, could involve a form of psychological strain. Many people choose to go into a line of work that they know can cause emotional exhaustion but because they believe in what they are doing, they forge ahead in an effort to “fight the good fight.” However, in some disturbing instances, a person may be hired on to do a specific job and then be assigned tasks that can be psychologically grueling which were not a part of their original job description. If these tasks cause lasting psychological harm, an employer could be held liable in court for causing trauma to the employee that they never consented to when being hired.
If you need a stress injury lawyer in Overland Park, the legal staff at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. can help you file a claim in the civil court. We are stress related injury litigation specialists with more than 40 years of experience in the legal field, and we believe in our mission of helping our clients turn a bad day into a brighter future. We will fight to get you the financial compensation you deserve, and we do not charge any fees until your case is fully resolved. Contact us today for a free consultation.
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