A great many people work in jobs that put them under an almost constant threat of attack or confrontation, often for a relatively low wage. Security and prison guards, psychiatric nurses, bouncers and police officers must all do their jobs in the knowledge that they may well cross paths with somebody who is more than capable of doing them harm.
Fortunately, the vast majority of workers who are placed in scenarios that could result in violence are well trained and know how to react if something nasty should happen. They also know how to avoid putting themselves in scenarios that might increase the chances of them being attacked.
You sign up for this when you take on this type of job. But if you haven’t been trained in dealing with violent individuals or your employer puts you in a position where you would have been more likely to be in danger and you do get attacked, you might be able to use the services of a top no-win, no-fee personal injury lawyer in Llanelli.
Work-related assaults and a personal injury lawyer in Llanelli
Prison authorities know that it is not safe to send a single officer into some violent offenders’ cells alone. If you work as a warder and were sent into a dangerous convict’s cell unaccompanied only to be attacked, you and a decent personal injury lawyer in Llanelli might well be able to launch a personal injury case against your employer.
You may be put in a position where you have to deal with a potentially violent person in a job were you might not expect this sort of thing to happen. If you work in a clothes shop, you might be asked to confront and detain shoplifters. If you were to attempt to do so and become injured in the process, you might be in line for a pay-out if your employer had not given you training on how to do so properly.
If you have been injured in a violent work-related incident and feel that your employer could have taken steps to avoid it or minimise the harm you suffered, talk to Accident Advice Helpline about its personal injury lawyer in Llanelli representation.
Give them a call today on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 and see how much your compensation claim could be worth. You’ll be given free advice with no obligation for you to proceed with a claim. There’s no risk to picking up the phone, so get in touch and you may be pleasantly surprised.
Date Published: 21st February 2014
Author: David Brown