If you have been assaulted in the workplace then it is possible that you could make an assaulted at work claim against your employer.
The success of your assault claim will depend on the circumstances of the incident and whether or not blame can be clearly established.
Are You At Risk Of An Assault At Work?
Some job roles mean workers are more exposed to the risks of suffering being assaulted at work. Your job may be a care assistant who is looking after people with challenging behaviour; you may be employed as a police officer who has to deal with people who become angry and upset or you may work as a security guard faced with confrontational situations.
There are some instances where your employer cannot be held responsible for your violent assault. However, if your employer was aware of a violent past from an employee or it did not provide certain training or protective equipment necessary for the job, then they may be to blame for your assault.
Your Employer’s Duty To You
In all workplace establishments, your employer has a duty to protect employees from any potential safety hazards. The law also imposes upon employers, the requirement to ensure employees are safe from harm like violent acts (assaults) from other employees.
If your assault injuries have caused you pain and suffering; if you have had to buy medical equipment in relation to your injury or if you have had to have time off work as a result of your employer’s negligent actions then you may be eligible for workplace compensation. All of these facts and the extent to which you have suffered will be considered in a compensation settlement amount.
Making A Workplace Assault Claim
If you believe that you could have a valid claim for being assaulted at work then it is advisable to speak to a personal injury lawyer as soon as you can. Almost all personal injury cases must have occurred in the last three years in order to be valid and in all cases, third party blame must be clearly demonstrated.
Other Accident At Work Claims Types
Jefferies Solicitors are no win no fee solicitors who deal with many different kinds of workplace accident claims cases including assault at work claims. Please get in touch with a member of our team today on 0800 342 3206 or contact us online and one of our personal injury lawyers will respond.