Support worker receives £30,000 in compensation after an assault in the workplace

May 25 2023,

May 25 2023,

Debbie*, an employee of a health provider specialising in child and adult mental health, suffered multiple injuries at work, when she was assaulted by a support user.

Following the attack, Debbie contacted Truth Legal, where Sarah Wilkinson in the personal injury department started to gather evidence, including medical evidence in support of the injuries suffered and evidence in support of financial losses. An admission of liability was obtained from Debbie’s employer.

With Sarah’s help, Debbie was able to receive compensation for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity caused by her physical and psychological injuries. In addition, she received compensation for her loss of earnings, treatment costs and care and assistance provided by her family.

As a result of being assaulted, Debbie sustained injuries to her neck, lower back and long-term headaches. She experienced memory loss and had difficulty concentrating for several months. In addition, she suffered with a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and also Situational Anxiety and Stress Disorders. Due to the attack, she did not return to the care industry and changed her career.

Thanks to the efforts of Sarah and the personal injury team at Truth Legal, Debbie received £30,000 in compensation.

If you have suffered an accident or assault at your place of work and you think that your employer was at fault, Truth Legal may be able to help you to claim compensation.

*name changed to maintain confidentiality

Support worker assaulted at work
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Catherine Reynolds
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