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How do I file for disability due to work related stress?

I know I have work related stress and it's not that easy just to go out and find another job especially one that pays as well as my current job. I need to know how I can file disability for work related stress. Do I go to a doctor first for medical proof or talk to Huaman resources? What I really need to is to be out of this enviroment for a few months but as a single mom I can't afford to take unpaid time off but I seriously have an anxiety attack every morning before I come in to work.

Asked By: mkarakey - 5/7/2007
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I was in this same situation a few years ago. The first thing I did was went and saw my doctor. I explained to her what was going on (of course I was in tears the entire time) She took me out of work for a few weeks. My company offered short term disability, so I collected. I would ask my HR department if they offer... More
Answered By: missyofallainhouse - 5/7/2007
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you have to go to a doctor to prove any type of disability. then you can try filing thru your work comp carrier. your office manager will have this info.
Answered By: michellereducf - 5/7/2007
 
you do need to see your doctor to get a sick note asap and get in touch with the citizens advice bureau they are great at this type of thing you really need to get help with your anxiety attacks i suffer from them when i first met my partner i couldn't leave the house and they don't go away on there own please go to... More
Answered By: bellybabe - 5/7/2007
 
First, you must file a worker's comp claim with HR. You'll be sent to a health care provider chosen by the company, unless you have designated a provider in advance. The provider will evaluate your stress claim... More
Answered By: Mel - 5/7/2007
 
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