No-one should experience a personal injury due to violence or the fear of violence at work. Sadly over half a million people are affected on an annual basis.

Personal injury caused by workplace violence can have a major impact on an individual and their family. The injuries sustained following workplace violence range from physical pain to psychological trauma. The impact of such an injury can cause an individual to require treatment such as surgery, physiotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy for the psychological trauma caused.

An individual and their family may be able to make legitimate workplace violence claims following an attack in the workplace, as a way of compensating for lost earnings and treatment costs. Your claim will also take into account the nature and severity of any injuries, with compensation being awarded for physical and psychological trauma.

As one of the largest employer liabilities teams in the UK, our specialist solicitors may be able to help you recover the financial losses incurred, costs for on-going care and rehabilitation and compensation for the stress and trauma caused by your accident.

On a no win no fee basis, our workplace violence solicitors can help you claim the compensation you deserve with free, no obligation advice on making your claim. If your claim is not successful, you won’t be charged.

Key contact

Iain Scott is a partner at Hugh James. A Fellow of APIL he has in excess of 20 years experience in representing injured clients. He undertakes a broad range of high value claims including fatal accidents, accidents at work, public liability and serious road traffic accidents.

Your questions answered

How do I make a claim?

During your free, no-obligation consultation our specialist solicitors will discuss whether you are entitled to make a claim. If negligence is established, we will discuss the various options with you, including the no win, no fee element of your personal injury claim. You will be provided with a step-by-step breakdown of how we will proceed with your workplace violence compensation claim without obligation to proceed.

How much will making a claim cost?

In the vast majority of cases, our workplace violence claims are funded on a no win, no fee basis, also known as Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs).

This means that if your case is unsuccessful you will not have to pay anything. We will only take on your case if, after assessing your claim, we decide that there is a reasonable chance of success. Our initial consultation is free, so you won’t pay a penny if we don’t accept your case.

Will I have to go to court?

Only a small percentage of personal injury claims brought will actually proceed to trial though we do prepare every case in depth to make sure we are ready should it go to court.

The personal injury procedural system is geared towards encouraging parties to be open with each other so that any claims for compensation can be settled without the need for going to court, which can save both time and cost.

A lot of people are naturally nervous and uncomfortable about going to court. We understand this and will advise you every step of the way, should your case reach a trial.

What are the time limits in respect of bringing a personal injury claim?

There are strict time limits in personal injury claims. The usual rule is that a potential claimant has three years from the date of an accident within which to bring a claim for compensation.

The court does have the discretion to override the three year period, but it is not regularly exercised.

Although there is a three year period within which to bring court proceedings, it is important that you seek legal advice as soon as possible should you believe you might have a claim.  

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