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.

In the News – Assault at Work – May 2019

The extreme dangers faced by prison officers It comes as no surprise to many of us that prison officers face the risk, and the reality, of assaults in their workplace on a daily basis. However, just because this line of work carries inherent risks does not allow employers to ignore [...]

By | 2019-05-23T08:03:07+00:00 May 23rd, 2019|Assaulted at Work|

In the News – Assault at Work – April 2019

Shopworker protections in Offensive Weapons Bill abandoned In our last edition of ‘In the News’ on assaults at work, I detailed how amendments were being tabled to a new Bill passing through the House of Lords. The Offensive Weapons Bill is set to add stricter regulation of the sale of [...]

By | 2019-05-02T18:07:20+00:00 April 30th, 2019|Assaulted at Work|

In the News – Assaulted at Work – March 2019

Continuing our series of blog posts, we look at what’s been in the news relating to assaults at work and the law surrounding them. The importance of worker protections The horrific account of a worker’s treatment in Bangladesh shows how vitally important robust legal protection is against assaults at work. [...]

By | 2019-04-30T21:39:29+00:00 March 30th, 2019|Assaulted at Work|

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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Assaulted at Work|