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Attacked at work

Compensation claim advice for assaults in the workplace

Here at Clear Answers we understand that being attacked at work can be a very traumatic experience. Clear Answers' solicitors are experts in dealing with attack at work compensation claims. We understand the sensitive nature surrounding this type of accident claim and treat all of our clients with the utmost sympathy and respect throughout. We promise that we will strive to obtain the maximum amount of compensation for you in the shortest possible timeframe.

Strict time limits apply for making a personal injury compensation claim, so please seek expert legal advice as soon as you think you may have a valid claim for compensation.

If you decide to pursue an attack at work compensation claim with Clear Answers' personal injury solicitors, we will provide you with:

Assaulted at work by patient who had suffered brain damage

Our specialist personal injury lawyers were able to secure assault at work compensation for our client when she was injured in a violent attack at work. It was necessary to issue court proceedings when the other side’s insurers refused to negotiate an acceptable settlement. However, some time before the trial date, we were able to negotiate in excess of £40,000 in assault at work compensation, which our client was pleased to accept.
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Why choose Clear Answers?

Clear Answers' personal injury solicitors have an impressive track record when it comes to attack at work compensation claims.

Clear Answers' solicitors are proven specialists in all injury claims linked to assaults at work

If you decide to pursue a personal injury compensation claim with Clear Answers we promise that we will strive to:

Telephone us now on 0800 783 9019 or complete one of our online claim enquiry forms.

Visit our section on information and advice for more details on making a personal injury compensation claim.

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Attacks in the workplace

The Health and Safety Executive define violence at work as "Any incident in which a person is abused, threatened or assaulted in circumstances related to their work." According to The Health and Safety Executive, workers most at risk from workplace violence are those in the following types of jobs:

Employers have a duty of care to protect their employees under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. This act states that employers are expected to take reasonably practicable steps in order to safeguard their employees against any foreseeable dangers in the workplace, including the risk of them being assaulted at work.

Reasonably practicable steps depends upon the degree of risk that the employee is exposed to on a daily basis and the chances of them coming to some form of physical harm in the process.

Employers are expected to carry out suitable risk assessments for any tasks that their employees may have to undertake throughout their working day. If an employer does not do this then they can be held liable for the failure to minimise the risk of accident or injury in the workplace.

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Attack at work statistics

The Health and Safety Executive states that there were 6252 reported injuries caused by violence at work throughout the 2004 / 2005 financial year. As a result of these incidents, the people involved were absent from work for at least three days or more.

When analysed, this amounted to:

In addition to these figures it has been estimated in the British Crime Survey that in the same time period there were 339,000 threats of violence and 317,000 physical assaults by members of the public on British workers.

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Attacked at work cases we have dealt with

Clear Answers' specialist solicitors, Thompsons Solicitors, has extensive experience in dealing with all types of work related accidents, including assaults at work and attacked at work accidents, with very many satisfied clients. Please go to our Successful Injury at Work Cases We Have Dealt With section to read examples of our successful personal injury compensation claims for both accidents at work and victims who have been attacked at work.

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Compensation claim

If you or a member of your family have been injured in an attack at work through no fault of your own, contact Clear Answers' personal injury solicitors on 0800 783 9019 and speak to one of our advisors who will be able to assess whether or not you have a claim. Alternatively fill out one of our online online compensation claim form.

Our specialist lawyers deal with many accident compensation claims for injuries caused by assaults at work every year.

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