Most assault at work No Win, No Fee compensation claim are brought because a patient or resident has attacked a member of staff. As above, the victim of such an attack at work can make three overlapping compensation claims. In these circumstances, however, it is unlikely that the patient or resident is worth suing. Moreover, many people who work in the care industry are reluctant to involve the police when they have been attacked, resulting in CICA claims being rejected because the attack wasn’t reported to them.
Patients and residents should be routinely and regularly risk assessed to check for any changes in the likelihood of them attacking a member of staff. Often there are so many “minor” attacks that staff do not have the time to report every assault. The more attacks there have been before the “big one” and the less that an employer did in order to reduce the risk of injury, the higher the chance of winning a compensation against an employer.
If you have been assaulted at work by a patient or resident, call us today on 01423 788 538.
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