Securing personal injury compensation claim for harassment at work
We often think that personal injury compensation is only for physical injuries that have been received as the result of accidents at work; there is however a more sinister personal injury at work that can sometime have far more devastating results than any physical injury and that is when someone is harassed or bullied at work. This bullying or harassment can lead to a victim securing personal injury compensation claim.
What kind of behaviour qualifies as harassment?
There are many definitions that doctors and experts will give that qualify as harassment or psychological torment however there are some key components that all would agree and they are as follows:
- They are hostile or unwanted;
- They affect the person’s dignity or psychological integrity; and
- They are repetitive.
The last point being repetitive does not mean that a person would not be able to start a personal injury compensation claim, for example, if a person was subject to a single incident that has lasting psychological effects.
In this modern day and age with so much talk of being politically correct and courteous to work colleagues you might expect there to be a drop in the number of bullying cases but in fact in the last two years there has been a radical increase in workplace bullying cases. Most attribute the increase which has almost doubled to the recession and the increased pressure on employees to increase output as colleagues are made redundant.
Companies like Accident Advice Helpline and the 200 plus legal experts they work with are determined to see bullying stamped out by bringing employers and workplace bullies to justice. Personal injury compensation claims are one way to bring attention to this rising trend and go some way to helping innocent victims on the road to recovery.
Personal injury compensation claims can help victims. How? Often victims are made to feel they are in the wrong and that they are somehow weak. Compensation can often show the victims that experts think they were being bullied and that they were not weak and in any way inferior to other work colleagues and that they were being wronged in the eyes of then law.
Potential claimants of personal injury compensation claims should visit a doctor as soon as possible after any accident to ensure medical evidence of the accident is recorded by a medical professional. They can then liaise with the legal experts and a factual compensation claim can be mounted. With the help of Accident Advice Helpline, you can start securing your personal injury compensation claim.
It is important that people remember the law is on the side of the employee in many cases especially in the cases of bully or mental torment which have now been widely recognised as a serious breach of a person’s human rights.