Stress is a disorder that is becoming more and more common in our daily lives. But what happens if you are exposed to high levels of demand and stress in your work environment? In the state of California, work and traffic are the biggest causes of stress among the population. Work-related stress or any other type of stress negatively affects the health and well-being of the employee.
Additionally, stress can trigger mild, severe, and even fatal symptoms. The causes of work-related stress vary from case to case, but the most common are long hours, heavy workload, tight deadlines, and excessive supervision.
Stress attacks the physical, psychological, and behavioral faculties of the employee; among the most common symptoms we have:
Physical symptoms of work-related stress:
- Fatigue and exhaustion
- Frequent headaches
- Tense muscles
- Upset stomach, diarrhea, or constipation
- Chest pain; fast heartbeat or frequent changes in heartbeat
- Insomnia and trouble sleeping
- Dermatological disorders
- Frequent colds and infections
Psychological symptoms of work stress:
- Anxiety, depression, and irritability
- Pessimism and lack of interest in life
- Suicidal thoughts
- Panic attacks
- Difficulty focusing or concentrating
Behavioral symptoms of work-related stress:
- Decreased productivity and creativity
- A noticeable drop in job performance
- Difficulty communicating with co-workers, supervisors, or employers
- Increase in sick days
- Humor changes
- Frustration and impatience
In most cases, workers’ compensation focuses on physical injuries resulting from accidents. However, certain circumstances may qualify for disability benefits for psychological problems.
Do you think you have experienced significant anxiety or stress due to your employment or due to a previous work accident? If so, our workers ‘compensation attorneys at Grupo Via Dorada can work with you to determine if you qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. Don’t hesitate, call us today!