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Assault at Work Compensation Claim
Any kind of assault can be terrifying and traumatic, but when this event happens in the workplace, it can become even scarier. It can have a major impact on the rest of your life and even make you feel uncomfortable in the workplace in future. If you’ve been the victim of an assault at work, either from a manager, another employee or a visitor, then you could be entitled to compensation.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can provide comprehensive legal services for all kinds of personal injury claims. If you’ve been assaulted in the workplace, then the money you’ll receive as part of your compensation could go a long way towards helping your recovery. In many cases, you’ll receive payments following loss of earnings, traumatisation and more.
What Counts as An Assault at Work?
Assaults in the workplace can be either physical or verbal – both are extremely serious, but physical violence can be far more traumatic and unexpected than verbal abuse. In today’s workplaces, there are three categories for assaults in the workplace. These are:
- Legitimate Connection – This is an unprovoked act of violence which has been committed by someone who has a legitimate connection to your employer. This could be assault by an employee or manager. It could also cover any violence between yourself and an employee’s spouse, or a delivery person.
- Non-Legitimate Connection – This could be an unprovoked act of violence that was committed by someone with no legitimate connection to the business. This could include being attacked by a burglar or vandal on the business’ premises.
- Customer Assault – This is an unprovoked act of violence which involves a client, patient or customer.
Any of these can count as assault at work. It is worth noting, however, that assaults in the workplace aren’t just limited to violent episodes. Some of the most common forms of workplace assaults/violence include:
- Physical Violence. This can include punching, scratching, biting, kicking, tackling and more.
- Verbally Threatening or Abusing Someone.
- Staring at Someone Menacingly or Intimidating Them.
- Sexual Assault or Soliciting Sex for Promotion or Hiring.
- Pressuring an Employee or Colleague into a Date.
- Making Sexual Comments Towards, or About, a Person.
- Insisting a Colleague or Employee Goes Against Company Regulations.
- Attacking Someone with a Weapon or Setting an Animal on Them.
- Spitting on a Colleague.
Am I Entitled to Make an Assault at Work Claim?
What Should I Do After a Workplace Assault?
- See A Doctor – If you’ve received any kind of physical injury, then it is essential that you see a doctor or other healthcare professional. This isn’t just essential for your health but is useful when it comes to documenting the extent of your injuries.
- Get Your Witnesses Together – Getting the contact information of any witnesses to the assault can really help in the long run. Independent witnesses can make all the difference in any legal case.
- Write Down Exactly What Happened – While the incident is still fresh in your mind, write down everything you can remember. This can help you to prevent forgetting any aspect of the assault later on.
- Report to Your Employer – Unless your employer is the one who assaulted you, you need to report it to them. All employers keep an accident book and it needs to be recorded in there. Your employer also may be able to protect you, either by firing the individual, barring them from the establishment or moving them away from you until the case is resolved.