One year ago we published our first article to offer assistance to the employees who form the large and in the main unrepresented group of care workers.
We were prompted to publish our article following many instructions we had received from employees in the care industry regarding the extreme level of physical abuse they suffered day in and day out. Some individuals have been compensated and some are still fighting on with claims.
On July 18 2012 the Court of Appeal gave permission for care worker to proceed with her claim against the organizations who had the care for a deeply disturbed and violent patient. This decision will offer to all the care workers who suffer and continue to suffer the glimmer of hope that at long last their pain and trauma will no longer be considered as part of the job and to be accepted.
The details of the case are that a 42 year old mother of three who is a Social Worker in Durham suffered horrific stab wounds by a patient in the care of the NHS Trust. Her injuries were such that her attacker left her for dead. The organizations knew that the patient was violent and did not offer the Social Worker sufficient protection from the threats and eventual attack she suffered.
Do you work in the Care Industry? Have you suffered injury as a result of an attack by a patient in your care?
How we can help:
We can offer you advice on how to claim if you have been injured in the past three years.
Gill Hale of UNISON Northern Regional Secretary said:
“the attack on C… was shocking, but also shocking is the fact that it could and should have been prevented.”
If you or a family member have been the victim of violence at work then contact us on 0800 213214 or complete our simple on line enquiry form to discuss claiming compensation.