$XY compensation for psychological damage from a work-related incident.

Melbourne Solicitors win $XY for a 24-year-old woman who suffered psychological damages in a work-related incident.

Injuries: Psychological damages

The client was working in an office, whilst she was there the bullying and harassment commenced from her direct manager. The client had reported the case to human resources and nothing was done. Eventually, after almost 2 years of bullying, the client did resign from the workplace.

After leaving her workplace the client attempted to commit suicide. The attempt was unsuccessful, and the client was admitted to the hospital for a few days.

The doctor diagnosed the client with adjustment reaction disorder due to the bullying she had endured at her previous workplace.

The client had found another workplace and some emotional symptoms were still present.

Follow-up treatment

The doctor diagnosed the client with adjustment reaction disorder due to the bullying she had endured at her previous workplace. The client was prescribed medication to assist with insomnia, depression and anxiety. Regular visits to a psychologist were to assist in other symptoms.

Lifestyle impact

The client’s lifestyle received a huge shift due to her injuries. The client suffered depression, insomnia and anxiety. These symptoms contributed to the breakdown of her relationship and ultimately her divorce.

The client was unstable financially as her household income was reduced by one member as well as an unstable pay due to the time off work. She had to relocate to her sister’s home as she needed financial assistance.

The client now works in a low-stress job and earns half of what she earns in her previous job.

Final Compensation Settlement

The medical specialist confirmed the client had adjustment reaction disorder from the harassment in the defendant’s workplace. Both parties attempted to negotiate in the mediation process but unfortunately, the case was escalated to the Court in Melbourne.

The client was awarded $XY for her pain and suffering, medical expenses and other factors were considered.