If we were to ask you about compensation, what would be the first thing to come to mind? It is very unlikely you would think of workplace bullying compensation. Instead, you’d probably think of compensation paid to those who were injured in accidents that were caused by others. Car accidents, accidents at work, and perhaps even accidents while out shopping – you’d be forgiven for thinking of all these things first. Indeed, compensation relating to bullying probably wouldn’t occur to you at all.
Yet there have been cases where people have asked about compensation possibilities relating to such incidents. Being bullied isn’t something that only happens among young people at school. Unfortunately, while all instances of bullying are quite rare, they do still occur, and they can still potentially happen at work, too.
What could you receive in compensation?
These cases are very difficult to assess without knowing all the facts. No two cases will be identical, since methods of bullying can vary widely. However, it does make sense to seek proper advice from someone who deals with such claims relating to being bullied. Remember, too, that mental upset and stress derived from bullying in the workplace can be just as devastating as any physical injuries that may occur.
If you are struggling to cope with an instance of being bullied and you need advice and support, do see your GP as soon as you can. Having a record of the complaint and official recognition of any injuries you have, either physical, emotional or mental in nature, can help support a claim if you do decide to go ahead and make one at some point having sought some advice.
Ask us about workplace bullying compensation today
If you’ve been unfortunate enough to be targeted by a bully in your workplace, don’t let it slide. They will probably go on to target others, too, and you have a right to be able to work safely and without worrying about the possibility of being bullied each day.
Accident Advice Helpline doesn’t just provide no-obligation advice regarding accidents and injuries caused through slips, trips, falls, and other mishaps. We have also provided advice about workplace bullying compensation, and if you call us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, you can seek information without any obligation to carry on with a legal claim.
Date Published: March 30, 2017
Author: Rob Steen