You don’t have to work in a dangerous environment to be the victim of an assault at work. In fact, assaults have the potential to occur in any customer-facing workplace, such as a retail store, government building, library, office reception – the list goes on. If you have been assaulted by a member of the public, or even by another employee, it is important that your manager is made aware of the situation. If you have been injured, you could consider claiming compensation for an assault at work, no matter how minor or serious your injuries. Here are just a few examples of the types of injuries which could be sustained in an assault:
- Head injury
- Broken bones
- Serious injury caused by a weapon
- Shock and mental trauma
Your assault may affect you both physically and mentally and you may find you’re unable to return to work in the same role. If this is the case, claiming compensation for an assault at work could cover any loss of earnings whilst taking into account pain and suffering caused.
Making a claim – how easy is it?
For most personal injury claims, there is no need to attend court, however in more complex cases you may need to. You’ll be represented at all times by your personal injury lawyer, so it’s important to choose a reputable lawyer you can trust. There is usually a three year time limit in place to make a claim, and your lawyer will need to prove that your assault could have been avoided in order to make a successful claim. You’ll receive a settlement which will take into account the severity of your injuries plus any loss of earnings or medical expenses incurred as a result of the assault.
Call Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline is here to support you throughout the claims process, from offering you confidential, no-obligation advice and a 100% no win, no fee* service, to representing you in court and ensuring you get the compensation you deserve. We are highly recommended by our patron, TV personality Esther Rantzen, for our excellent standards of customer service, and we strive to satisfy our customers, whether they are making a claim for injuries sustained in an assault at work or in a road traffic accident. So call us today and find out how much you could claim; we’re open 24/7 and it’s free to call.
Date Published: November 11, 2014
Author: David Brown