When attacked at work by a colleague, you are able to submit three types of compensation claim.
First, against your employer.
Second, against your colleague.
Third, to the CICA.
When suing your employer because you were injured by a colleague, usually you would have to show that your employer was “vicariously liable” for the attack. If the assault was entirely unpredictable and out of nature for the job, then it may be hard to pin legal blame on the employer.
In our experience, when someone is attacked at work by a colleague, their assailant is usually known to be violent and the incident is rarely a surprise. Violence at work is usually a gross misconduct offence and therefore employees with a preponderance to violence, ought to have been sacked before they injured someone.
If you have been assaulted at work by a colleague, call us today on 01423 788 538.
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