Working in prisons can pose many different dangers. After all, you are working within a close vicinity of criminals; their crime could be as minor as shoplifting or as serious as murder or rape. For these reasons there are several potential claims for prison workers.
Slips, trips and falls in the cells
This could be an accidental trip over a doorway to a more purposeful shove causing a painful fall injury. Either way these slips, trips and falls could all count as potential claims for prison workers.
Physical harm from a prisoner
Unlike other jobs, a prison worker has to always be on their guard. They are looking after potentially dangerous men and women so they can be put in harm’s way in terms of facing a physical threat from a prisoner.
Emotional abuse as a potential claim for prison workers
The physical abuse that prison workers can and do receive is something which is easy to prove as the marks and scars are evident. However, one potential claim for prison workers away from physical injury is one after being subjected to psychological abuse.
This can be worse than physical damage and is definitely something prison workers need to be aware of. Some criminals are not only clever but very manipulative and if, as a prison worker, you don’t have thick skin they can find a way to damage you emotionally as well as physically.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have had an accident at work that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make a claim. To satisfy the requirements for a claim for compensation, your claim has to:
- have happened in the past 3 years
- have documentation to prove it wasn’t the fault of the claimant
- showed evidence to prove the claimant sought medical help
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that has over 15 years’ experience in dealing with personal injury claims. Endorsed by consumer champion and TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen, Accident Advice Helpline can alleviate the stress associated with making a claim for compensation.
For the convenience of our clients and potential clients, our freephone helpline is open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Give us a call today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Alternatively, you can head to our website and take the simple 30-second compensation calculator test online to find out if you’re eligible to make an accident claim.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown