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Occupational Stress


Insurance Matters – Emergency Contact Details

Until further notice, BTO does not accept service of any document or motion by email unless a solicitor at BTO responds positively to advise BTO are doing so. If you have no response within 24 hours and you need urgent assistance please email

During the ongoing COVID-19 event if you are unable to contact any relevant individual at BTO by telephone or email please use our emergency contacts as follows:-

Email –
Telephone hotline +44 (0) 141 225 4850


Employers and their insurers are dealing with an ever changing landscape of claims involving stress at work. Claims can arise at all stages of the employment relationship involving over-work, bullying or harassment.

Potentially unlimited compensation can be awarded for:

  • Financial losses
  • Anxiety
  • Personal injury if a psychological condition results

Who can raise a claim?

  • Employees
  • Workers
  • Agency workers

In financial terms, the costs of occupational stress claims to insurers and employers can be substantial.  BTO has considerable experience of defending such claims. 

Sometimes, the cost to an employers’ reputation of facing a claim of occupational stress can be more significant than the financial one. It is vital to create and implement effective strategies and interventions to avoid or manage such situations. Our employment team can advise you on how to minimise the risk, to prevent claims and on remedies that can be taken against ‘harassers’.

Contact: Stephen Bryceland, Partner T. 0141 221 8012

“The level of service has always been excellent, with properly experienced solicitors dealing with appropriate cases" Legal 500

Contact BTO


  • 48 St. Vincent Street
  • Glasgow
  • G2 5HS
  • T:+44 (0)141 221 8012
  • F:+44 (0)141 221 7803


  • One Edinburgh Quay
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 9QG
  • T:+44 (0)131 222 2939
  • F:+44 (0)131 222 2949