Compensation awarded for assaulted care worker
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20th January 2017

Compensation awarded for assaulted care worker

A care worker has secured a settlement package after being assaulted by a 14-year-old child.

The care worker was working with a child of 14 years of age in a care home as an emergency placement. The child did not feel settled in this environment, and began threatening care staff in the facility kitchen area.

Whilst backing out of the kitchen, the child suddenly and without warning ran at the man, grabbed him and kneed him in the chest. The care worker suffered fractured ribs, multiple bruising and anxiety but fully recovered within three months.

The incident occurred because no adequate risk assessment had been undertaken prior to the placement, in order to protect the child as well as the care support staff.

After contacting our specialist accident at work solicitors, he was awarded compensation for his physical and psychological injuries.

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