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Stress at Work

What is stress at work? 

Stress means different things to different people, but in general terms it can best be described as a  reaction to excessive pressure at work. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) defines occupational stress as: ‘The adverse reaction people have to excessive pressure or other types of demands placed on them’.  However, even excessive pressure doesn’t always lead to occupational stress – this can depend on the type of stress itself and the individual involved.

We at SSB specialise in complex claims involving stress as they can often be difficult to take forward because of the general principle that an employer is entitled to assume that an employee can cope with the normal pressures of work unless the employer is otherwise notified.

If you would like to talk about a stress at work claim, please get in touch with Jeremy Brooke or any of our specialist team. We'll provide free, no obligation initial advice session and remember - we're not a call centre or helpline - we're a real law company and we'll help you however we can. 

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