Here is a link to a 2013 report about accepted claims for work-related stress – the most expensive type of workers compensation claim. Factors identified include ‘work pressure’ amongst professionals (including teachers), police officers and clerks, ‘exposure to workplace or occupational violence’ amongst younger workers. ‘Work-related harassment &/or bullying’ claims were more common amongst female workers, particularly retail trade workers.
These figures probably only represent the tip of the iceberg as in many jurisdictions there are legislated exclusions for stress claims (in Tasmania you can’t claim for psychological injury due to ‘reasonable management action’) and many workers who do have genuine problems don’t claim because of the associated stigma.
Have a read!