Claims for Stress at Work carry particular difficulties as they involve careful analysis of an employer’s conduct, usually over a period of time, in order to identify breaches of the employer’s duty of care. Generally, such claims require consideration of a substantial volume of documents and then a connection must be established between the breaches and a deterioration in the client’s psychological health, which must be foreseeable to the employer. BDE Law has experience in bringing these types of claims. The value of such claims varies but can be substantial, with six figure compensation sums having been obtained for some clients.
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A six figure compensation sum was obtained for a client subjected to an excessive workload in employment leading to serious psychiatric injuries and early ill-health retirement. The damages agreed covered claims for general damages, past & future loss of earnings and pension loss, together with other losses & expenses.
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