I was a passenger in a car involved in a road traffic accident and suffered serious injuries to my right shoulder, my elbow and scarring to my forehead. I was unable to work for a long time. Jefferies Solicitors Ltd dealt with my case from the outset. I never expected that I would receive £21,191.00 of compensation for my injuries and other losses I had as a result of the accident. I am delighted with the outcome of my claim and would definitely recommend Jefferies Solicitors Ltd to anyone who wants to make an accident claim
Natasha from Manchester
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Statistically speaking it is rare to suffer violence in the workplace but unfortunately people do suffer from assaults and attacks by others while in work.
These types of claims are often traumatic experiences which can involve severe physical and emotional injuries, impacting hugely on lives.
Details of the type of workplaces which are most at risk for violence incidents at work are listed by the Health and Safety Executive. Those who work in the service industry; education; the care profession; those acting in authority; security workers; collection and delivery companies are deemed most at risk.
An assault could mean you have been attacked by a fellow worker, a supervisor or a customer/client. In some cases, this could mean that your employer has failed to provide a safe working environment.
All employers have a duty to protect employees on all levels including potential violence at work. The Health and Safety Executive states: “Any incident in which a person is abused, threatened or assaulted in circumstances related to their work.”
All employers must take appropriate and logical steps to avoid any violent incidents occurring. Possible steps could include:
All successful personal injury claims must be able to demonstrate that another party was to blame and there was a breach of a duty of care which caused your injury.
Jefferies Solicitors understands that beginning a violence at work compensation claim can seem daunting. We understand the difficult circumstances surrounding a claim of this kind and will offer advice and support where needed. Please call us on 0800 342 3206 to discuss your case in more detail. Alternatively, you can contact us online.