Assault at Work Compensation
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. For more information, don’t hesitate to call our experienced team today. You can reach our professional team directly by calling us on 0800 699 0079.
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.
Am I Entitled to Make an Assault at Work Claim?
If you’ve undergone any of the horrible incidents listed above, then you may be able to make a workplace assault claim against the company or the person responsible. In some cases, the company will be to blame for neglecting to protect you in your workplace. In others, it will be up to the other employee or customer to defend their actions. Any assault at work can cause long-lasting problems to both your physical and mental health.
In some cases, they can make it impossible to work again without feeling nervous or physically sick with worry. It is essential that you make your workplace assault claims against the party responsible as soon after the event of possible. This will make sure it is still fresh in your mind and give you the opportunity to contact witnesses to support your version of events.
What Should I Do After a Workplace Assault?
If you’ve suffered assault at work, there are things you need to do if you want to improve your chances of making a successful claim. It can be difficult to act rationally after undergoing a traumatic experience, but these can really help you in the long run.
- 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.
What Rights Should You Understand?
All employees – no matter where you work – have a right to work in a risk-free environment where they feel safe, not threatened and uninjured at the end of the day. Any employers who neglect this and fail to comply with basic standard that put employers first, could be negligent. If this sounds like a familiar thing to you, then you could be owed compensation.
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Assault at Work Compensation Claims Calculator
If you’ve been a victim of an assault at work, it’s a good idea to get in touch with us and make a claim for compensation. There are different types of assaults that happen in the workplace and you shouldn’t tolerate them without any compensation. If the assault at your work has made you suffer in silence, you don’t have to suffer any longer. Call us today and start your claim.
Minor Injuries Compensation Amounts
If you have been a victim of minor injuries at work, you don’t have to tolerate this and we want to help you with your case today. If you’ve suffered with minor injuries but you’re expected to make a recovery within 28 days, you could still be owed compensation. Get in touch with us today to find out more.
Up to £12,500
Moderate Psychological Damage Compensation Amounts
If you’ve been a victim of assault at work, the chances are you could have developed moderate psychological damage. This may result in a person feeling vulnerable in future working environments, unable to work or it may effect a person’s ability to cope. If this sounds like your situation, get in touch with us today.
£4,450 – £14,500
Severe Psychological Damage Compensation Amounts
In these instances, the claimant will be vulnerable to working practices and it may even affect their personal life, relationships and lifestyle choices. This sort of damage can sometimes be ever-lasting and hard to reverse. If this sounds familiar to your situation, you could be owed compensation.
£41,675 – £88,000
Damage from a Traumatic Injury Compensation Amounts
In these instances, you may have been a victim of a stab wound or other object thrown at you in the workplace. These instances can often be quite traumatic and unexpected and the compensation amounts can range depending on the extent of the injury and circumstances. Get in touch with us today to find out more.
£32,700 – £47,050
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Choose Tylers to Make Assault at Work Compensation Claims?
Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can provide a wide range of no-win, no-fee legal services for all kinds of clients. If you’ve been unfortunate enough to suffer an assault in the workplace, our team are here for you. We will take the case off your hands and allow you to focus on your recovery while we work to get you the compensation and the justice you need.
For more information, or to start your no-win, no-fee workplace assault claims today, get in touch with our professional team. You can reach us directly by calling us on 0800 699 0079. If you prefer, you can email us at email@example.com and we’ll get back to you at a time that is convenient to you.
Is Tylers a No-Win, No-Fee Assault at Work Compensation Claims Solicitor?
At Tylers, we put our clients and the people we’re working with first and never asking them for money upfront. Our job is to make sure you get the money you deserve from you unfortunate event. You’ll only owe us money if we are successful with your case and we operate on a no-win, no-fee case. This really is no-risk so why not give Tylers a call today to see what we can do?
What's the Best Way to Assess the Severity of an Assault at Work Injury?
The physical symptoms of an assault at work can be clear from the obvious physical signs that you’ve been assaulted. However, we know that sometimes it can go a lot deeper than that and transpire to emotional pain and mental anguish, causing PTSD and long lasting trauma. The best way is to go and get medical advice to get proof of the the effects it’s had of you. We’re not medical experts but we can help you were necessary and point you in the right direction.
Can You Claim For Being Assaulted by a Customer?
Often the phrase ”the customer comes first” goes around a lot. However, if a customer assaults you at work you don’t have to put up with it. The compensation that we can cover for you will not only include the suffering and pain but it will also cover special damages.
You can also claim against you employer if they had the chance to protect you or stop the assault from happening but didn’t. Employers have a duty of care to all employees and need to protect them from hazardous and potentially harmful situations. If you want to send your enquiry and find out more information, then get in touch with us today to see what we can do for you.
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