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.

Assaulted at Work Cases – In The News

It often surprises people how widespread the danger of being assaulted at work has become. It is a hazard in the workplace faced by many workers, and in many different professions, yet there is a general sense that the threat of assault is only encountered in careers which are inherently [...]

By | 2018-12-03T11:58:17+01:00 December 3rd, 2018|Assaulted at Work|

Increased violence against NHS staff – New measures announced in clampdown

Recent figures have shown violence against NHS staff has reached its highest level in five years. Last year, an astonishing one in seven health professionals were attacked in the course of their work. However, action is being taken.  In this regard, new measures to provide protection to NHS staff will [...]

By | 2018-11-28T14:50:25+01:00 November 26th, 2018|Assaulted at Work, Employment Disputes|

More and More Mental Health Workers Suffering Assaults at Work

Following a Freedom of Information request, incorporating almost two thirds of mental health trusts in the UK, it was shown that the number of assaults on staff had risen from 33,620 in 2012-13, to 42,692 in 2016. The current figure is 25% higher than it was 4 years ago. An [...]

By | 2018-02-14T12:52:34+01:00 February 8th, 2018|Assaulted at Work|

Shop Workers Suffering Physical and Verbal Abuse

Last year saw an astounding 25% increase in verbal and physical assaults on shop workers in the UK. Not only this, it was also found that a shocking 250 workers were assaulted at work every day over the same period. Despite the increase in assaults, the number of workers reporting [...]

By | 2018-01-31T22:52:00+01:00 January 31st, 2018|Assaulted at Work|

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-11T15:26:44+01:00 December 11th, 2017|Assaulted at Work|

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-04T17:28:08+01:00 December 4th, 2017|Assaulted at Work|

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 [...]

By | 2018-11-13T17:17:28+01:00 December 4th, 2017|Assaulted at Work|

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 [...]

By | 2017-11-27T19:29:25+01:00 November 27th, 2017|Assaulted at Work, Guest Authors|

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-04T17:16:23+01:00 November 14th, 2017|Assaulted at Work|

Successful Assault at Work Claim

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, [...]

By | 2017-10-27T19:43:00+01:00 October 20th, 2016|Andrew Gray, Assaulted at Work, Success Stories|