Assaulted at Work

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Assaulted at work includes cases of violence in the workplace and people who have been assaulted at work. Find out what a “duty of care” means and what you can do if you have been in a similar situation. Read more about how to calculate the compensation in an assaulted at work claim and the benefits of speaking to one of our specialist solicitors.

11 12, 2017

Assaults on Police Officers Happening Every Day

By | 2017-12-11T15:26:44+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Assaulted at Work|Comments Off on Assaults on Police Officers Happening Every Day

Startling figures from Staffordshire Police suggest that at least one police officer is assaulted every day in the course of their job. While steps are being taken to try and deter assaults on police officers, and to prosecute those who injure police men and women as they go about their [...]

4 12, 2017

Assaults At Work – What Should My Employer Do?

By | 2017-12-04T17:28:08+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Assaulted at Work|Comments Off on Assaults At Work – What Should My Employer Do?

The following steps are what employers should do in order to minimise the risk of injury to their staff from violence at work, taken from the guidance issued by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Step 1 - Discover if there is a problem Every employer should assess the hazards [...]

4 12, 2017

14 Things To Do When You Have Been Assaulted at Work

By | 2017-12-15T16:44:22+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Assaulted at Work|Comments Off on 14 Things To Do When You Have Been Assaulted at Work

Here are 14 things you should do after an assault at work... If you have been assaulted at work call us on 01423 788 538 to speak to an expert solicitor. Find safety Violence incidents at work can cause a variety of injuries – both physical and psychological. If you [...]

27 11, 2017

Recovering From An Assault At Work

By | 2017-11-27T19:29:25+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Assaulted at Work, Guest Authors|Comments Off on Recovering From An Assault At Work

Our guest author, Marie Scott, advises on how to recover from an assault at work. Number of employees assaulted at work According to the latest available Crime Survey of England and Wales, that for 2015/16, there were 329,000 reported physical assaults at work that year. This equated to 1.5% of [...]

14 11, 2017

Half of Community-based Nursing Staff Suffer from Abuse

By | 2017-12-04T17:16:23+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Assaulted at Work|Comments Off on Half of Community-based Nursing Staff Suffer from Abuse

A recent survey conducted by the Royal College of Nursing has found that around 48% of the nurses surveyed had suffered some form of abuse in the two preceding years. 1300 nurses, who work in the community, were the subject of the survey. 11% of the nurses surveyed claimed that [...]

20 10, 2016

Successful Assault at Work Claim

By | 2017-10-27T19:43:00+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Andrew Gray, Assaulted at Work, Success Stories|0 Comments

We recently acted for a lady who was assaulted at work by a service user during the course of her employment at a children's home. Our client's job role involved providing assistance to children with complex learning requirements and behavioural difficulties. Our client's claim was funded under a No Win, [...]

17 10, 2016

Assault In The Workplace – An Uncaring Employer

By | 2017-10-27T19:43:52+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Andrew Gray, Assaulted at Work|0 Comments

A recent case, successfully resolved by Truth Legal, paints a shocking picture of an employer’s complete disregard for the well-being of one of their workers. When Stuart sustained a vicious assault at work, he naturally expected his employer of 7 years to be supportive. What he actually encountered was a [...]

1 04, 2015

Violence in the Workplace: Don’t Become a Statistic!

By | 2017-11-08T11:48:57+00:00 April 1st, 2015|Assaulted at Work|0 Comments

Violence at work is more common than you might think! Read on to find out more. Assault can happen anywhere and at any time, and the workplace is no exception to this rule. However, few of us truly recognise how widespread this problem has become. There are some shocking [...]

1 04, 2015

What are Some Sources of Compensation after an Assault in the Workplace?

By | 2017-11-08T11:49:33+00:00 April 1st, 2015|Assaulted at Work|0 Comments

You’ve been assaulted at work and would like to apply for compensation. What options are available to you? Life after a physical assault in the workplace can seem frightening and overwhelming. You may have reported the incident to the police and to your employer, and you may have received any [...]

1 04, 2015

What Does “Duty of Care” Actually Mean?

By | 2016-10-14T22:23:43+00:00 April 1st, 2015|Assaulted at Work|0 Comments

Assaulted at Work explores the contentious topic of employer responsibility. Most of us know that employers have a “duty of care” towards employees. However, we are usually only familiar with just that phrase and not what it actually entails. There are several aspects to this law, including: Protecting employees from [...]