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Workers' compensation benefits are in place to protect the worker in case he or she is injured on the job. But the line can be blurred at times when it comes to what injuries are covered. For example, in the case of job stress, a claim could be denied. Therefore, here are a few suggestions to help reduce work related stress.
According to the Better Health Channel, work related stress could manifest physically, psychologically and behaviorally. A worker could experience fatigue, headaches, heart palpitations, depression, anxiety, mood swings, and irritability. These symptoms can be the results of the pressure of doing the job or the fear of losing the job. The causes of work related stress according to the Better Health Channel could be due to the work culture. Workers are expected to put in longer work days, meet tight deadlines, and to deal with over supervision.
Ways to Reduce Job Stress
If job stress or injury occurs despite your efforts, it may be time to seek advice. Contact an experienced Illinois Workers' Compensation attorney who has your best interest at heart.