Prison officers and staff have a demanding job to do in a challenging environment. They work alongside people who have been sent to jail for some reason. This could be for minor offences and also for major ones such as murder.
Prison officers will receive plenty of training before they ever set foot inside a prison. This training is designed to help them know how to break up fights and manage the safety of the people in the prison, as well as protecting themselves. However, there are still occasionally situations that occur where prison staff can be hurt while doing their job.
Finding out more about jail staff injury compensation
As with every compensation claim of this nature, it is important to work out whether someone else has been negligent. For example if you are hurt in a prison fight it could be argued that your employer did not provide adequate protection for you. Every case is different and it should be looked at very carefully to determine whether you have a chance to make a compensation claim.
Other more usual incidents that could happen in any workplace can also potentially happen in prisons. For example you could slip while walking down a prison corridor if someone has spilled something there. If there is a loose railing going down a set of stairs and you rely on it for stability, you might fall if it comes loose. These kinds of situations might potentially lead to jail staff injury compensation being potentially likely to be paid out.
Considering the facts
You will understand that every case is different, and there could be many factors that come into play when you are looking at whether or not you could get any sum in compensation. The most important thing is to get professional advice on a no-obligation basis. This means you can speak to someone with experience of dealing with such claims, as well as making sure it costs nothing to do so.
If you call Accident Advice Helpline this is exactly the service you will get. Call now on 0800 689 0500 and see whether a no win, no fee* claim might work out in your favour. We could represent you with a lawyer who has extensive experience in handling such claims. Why not see whether compensation could be due to you for the injuries you have recently suffered while at work in a prison?
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead