Assaulted at work?
If you have been assaulted at work then there is a chance that you could make a no win no fee compensation in Eastleigh claim against your employer for any personal injuries you may have sustained as a result. This is because your employer has a legal obligation to ensure that you are kept safe, or as safe as practical, during the performance of your duties. This means that if your assault was preventable or foreseeable then there is a good chance that Accident Advice Helpline can help you make your no win no fee compensation in Eastleigh claim.
How can an assault be foreseeable?
In this situation we are not suggesting that your employer digs our their crystal ball and checks to see if there is a chance you are going to be assaulted, we simply mean that they exercise common sense and judgement. There are various situations in which we have helped people make no win no fee compensation in Eastleigh claims in the past after they have been injured in attacks that could have been predicted, and therefore stopped.
- Understaffing – there are some situations that are more risky than others, for example, prison guards and those working with drugs or medicines are likely to be at greater risk of assault and attack than those working in libraries. This is a simple fact of the job, and the employer should do all they can to minimise those risks. One way they can do this is to ensure that there are always enough members of staff working to help protect each other, acting as look out and back ups where possible. If your employer does not ensure the right staff ratios and you are injured as a result, you could be able to make a no win no fee compensation in Eastleigh claim.
- Lack of training – another way risks can be reduced is by ensuring that all members of staff have received the right training to be able to spot and predict attacks, and act accordingly where necessary. If a member of staff has not been trained and they put other members of staff at risk as a result, then your employer is likely to be found to be responsible and successful no win no fee compensation in Eastleigh claims made.
- Failing to take notice of previous issues – often when you work with unpredictable members of the public there is a degree of warning that can be gleaned. If a customer or patient has been violent in the past then it is a good chance that they will be violent again. If steps are not taken to ensure additional care is taken when dealing with such individuals then a claim could be brought against your employer.
Can you make a no win no fee compensation in Eastleigh claim?
To see if you could make a claim, call us today on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 099 from a mobile).
Date Published: 22nd December 2014
Author: David Brown