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Michael Lewin Solicitors are leading lawyers in accident at work claims. We are Members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and are able to offer expert advice on all potential claims you may have against your employer. We will conduct an initial assessment of your claim for free and act for the vast majority of our clients under the terms of a no win, no fee agreement. Call us now on 0113 200 9787 or email to make a claim. Alternatively, fill out the adjacent form to make a claim.

It is an unfortunate reality that assaults occur in the workplace. At Michael Lewin Solicitors we have seen a range of assaults which have occurred during the course of someone’s employment.
An Assault can include anything from assaults with weapons, punching or any form of sexual assault, including inappropriate touching. Such assaults may not result in any, or any significant, physical injuries but can leave victims with lasting psychological injuries which require treatment.

Such acts are unlawful and you may be entitled to compensation from your employer (or their insurers) if you have been subjected to an assault at work.

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Damages may include:

  • Damages for personal injury, including damages for purely psychiatric injury such as PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Depression or Adjustment Disorders
  • Treatment Costs
  • Loss of Earnings, including future loss of earnings
  • Loss of Pension
  • Care and Assistance
  • Loss of Opportunity of obtaining a future Employment (often referred to as a Smith v Manchester award)

Employers will often raise complicated arguments about whether the Employer is directly responsible to pay any compensation. There are established legal principles and case law which will assist you in this regard but it is vital that you instruct a legal representative who is familiar with the complex legal arguments which can arise.

In some circumstances you may also be entitled to pursue a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority however it is preferable to pursue the claim initially against the Employer as damages recovered in the civil courts will often be more generous than the rigid tariff scheme operated by the CICA.

It is often the case than an assault in the workplace may also result in claims which can be pursued in the Employment Tribunal, such as Constructive Dismissal.

Michael Lewin Solicitors are experts in claiming compensation for assaults occurring in the workplace. We are able to advise you about all potential assaults in the workplace claims you may have in the Civil Courts, Employment Tribunal and under the Criminal Injuries Compensation scheme.

We act for most clients under the terms of a no win, no fee agreement (also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement) together with After the Event insurance.

Call us now on 0113 200 9787 or email to make a claim. Alternatively, fill out the claim form below.


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