A man working as a nursing assistant with the Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has successfully claimed compensation against his former employer after he was injured by a patient at his workplace. The man worked as a nursing assistant and was violently pushed into a fire door after a patient he was escorting pushed into him with extreme force.
The incident left the nursing assistant with torn cartilage in his lower back, an injury that required hospital treatment and physiotherapy. He is now unable to continue in his job because of the injury. It also forced him into early retirement and he has to have regular twice-yearly injections to control the pain experienced as a result of the condition.
Claiming compensation after an assault at work
We should all be able to do our work without fear of being assaulted by anyone. While most people go through their careers and never find themselves in this situation, some are less fortunate, as the example above has shown.
If you work with people on a daily basis, particularly with the general public in one capacity or another, there is always the potential that things like this can occur. Fortunately these incidents are rare, but if you should be involved in one it is always best to seek proper advice regarding the potential for compensation. In some cases an injury experienced in this type of situation has the potential to change the life of the person suffering it for good, as was the case here. If this sounds familiar to you it is wise to seek advice within three years of the incident taking place so you have the chance to consider making a compensation claim.
Contact AAH now for information regarding your individual situation
Our team of professional injury compensation lawyers are here to provide you with the expertise and experience you are seeking if you have been involved in an assault at work. With our experience to back up our services, we could help you with a no win, no fee* compensation claim. Contact our experienced employees today by calling our free 24/7 enquiry line to discuss your situation further. We offer no-obligation advice right around the clock and we may be able to support you in bringing forward a claim for compensation. Call us now to take the first step.
Source: Lincolnshire Live
Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown