A man from London approached the personal injury team at Oakwood Solicitors after he sustained an injury at work following an assault; his compensation claim was accepted as a genuine case of third party liability in the UK.
There are some shocking statistics regarding violence in the work place. Here are statistics presented by the British Crime Survey (BCS) and RIDDOR data for the years 2010/11. There were more than 300000 threats of violence towards UK workers. There were also more than 300000 physical assaults to workers in the same period. Almost half of all people assaulted or threatened with assault at work were repeat victims. Men aged 25-34 years were the highest risk age group for violence at work whilst for women it was 55-59 years. There were over half a million injuries to employees caused by violence at work that could have been reported.
Mr M was 35 years old when he was assaulted at work. A man from Manningtree was 36 years old when he reported an assault at work to Oakwood the same year. These are just two of the claims received by Oakwood on one year which relate to work related violence.
If you need to know if you are eligible to make a claim against a third party for violence at work you can look at the Health and Safety Executive website which defines work related violence as “any incident in which a person is abused threatened or assaulted in circumstances relating to their work”. Violent incidents at work can lead to employees feeling anxious distressed and in pain. Physical attacks can often be more serious and dangerous to the victim. Verbal abuse should not be taken lightly either as it can still affect the victims? health and wellbeing.
Oakwood are highly trained to work with claims involving violence or assault at work and can provide professional legal help for anyone who has suffered an injury at work and who wants to make a compensation claim in the UK.
You will receive 100% of the compensation when Oakwood have resolved your case. The legal costs are charged to the third party so you do not have to spend any money at all. This is great news! Basically with a no win no fee arrangement you don?t have to pay if you win or lose. This means that you don?t need to hesitate in making a claim because of financial issues as it won?t cost you a penny!
Compensation is awarded for everything that is related to the injury. It is not just awarded for the pain and suffering the injury may cause it is awarded for any expense that is related to the injury.
If you have been assaulted at work or suffered any injury at work due to an accident that wasn?t your fault and you want to make a compensation claim call Oakwood Solicitors in the UK for professional and confidential advice:0844 499 9302.