Work is not all fun and games or we would not be paid for doing it. However, workplace stress should not result in you being injured. Workplaces where physical stress or repetitive stress—or even emotional stress—are a job hazard should make provisions to their employees to help ensure they can do their jobs safely, whether it means providing safety gear for workers or offering “hazard pay.” If you experienced a stress related injury on the job and want to talk to a stress related injury lawyer to get some legal advice, contact Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. to learn more about your options as an injury victim.
Stress is a natural part of daily living. Stressors that we all deal with each day can include workplace stress, financial stress, the stress of moving or of attempting to maintain a work-life balance, or even the stress caused by divorce or loss of a loved one. Physical stress can include things like lifting heavy objects, while repetitive stress can take the form of actions such as typing or repeatedly clicking a mouse. Emotional stress can come about in many ways, including experiencing trauma.
Some real world examples of workplace stressors that can be injurious are outlined below.
People who work in stocking or in shipping and receiving may be in charge of repeated heavy lifting throughout their work shift. This heavy lifting can be injurious, especially if the employer does not provide safety gear such as kidney support belts to reduce back strain and gloves to protect employees’ hands.
Repetitive stress is something many clerical and administrative office workers are all too familiar with. Typing and operating a computer mouse for eight or more hours per day can cause major strain on wrists and fingers, leading to repetitive stress injuries. The likelihood of getting one of these injuries can be reduced by using a wrist support or ergonomic equipment like specially shaped keyboards and mouses designed to reduce strain when in use. However, not all employers want to spring for the price of these sometimes expensive items, and not all employees can afford to bring their own ergonomic equipment into the office.
A less-talked-about form of stress, emotional or psychological stress can happen to workers in virtually any field, especially if there is a hostile work environment leading to psychological trauma.
If you need a stress related injury lawyer in Raytown, the legal experts at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. can help. We have more than 40 years of experience in the legal field, and personal injury litigation is our passion. We are committed to helping you turn a bad day into a brighter future by pursuing courtroom justice. We work on a fee-contingency basis, which means you do not pay any attorney’s fees until your case has been fully resolved through a settlement or a courtroom win. Call today for a free consultation, and let us be the legal advocates you need.
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