Do you feel like you don’t have enough hours in the day, you are working long hours to get everything done, or your task list never seems to decrease? If so, you may be eligible for an excessive workload compensation claim.
To succeed with an excessive workload compensation claim, you must prove that your employer has breached their duty of care; this means you need proof that the employer has acted negligently or in breach of a statutory duty. This can be a difficult aspect of a claim, especially as a lot of employees in stressful situations tend to have conversations with their managers rather than sending emails.
You also need to demonstrate that it was reasonably foreseeable to the Employer that you would suffer psychiatric illness as a result of your employment. If you have been off sick more than once with stress at work, or were reporting to your Employer regularly that you were becoming ill because of your workload, then you might be able to demonstrate that it was reasonably foreseeable to your Employer.
You also need to prove that the sole or material cause of your psychiatric injury is due to stress at work; we would obtain a Psychiatric Report providing an opinion as to the cause of your psychiatric injury. Any other stressors such as financial or marital pressures will be taken into account and any damages awarded would be reduced accordingly.
Oakwood Solicitors has a team of lawyers dedicated solely to handling claims of this nature.