Your workplace should be an environment of safety free from acts of violence by other co-workers, managers and owners, or persons from the outside.  However, workplace environments are often dangerous and are rampant with acts of violence including assault and battery, and sexual assaults, and gun shootings. Such acts result in serious workplace injuries and workplace fatalities.

Specific Examples of Workplace Violence may include:

  • Sexual Harassment Intimidation and Bullying
  • Intentional Infliction of Emotional Pain or Psychological Trauma
  • Sexual Assault Sexual Battery
  • Assault and Battery – Including acts of physical violence such as grabbing, pulling of hair, hitting, and punching.
  • Assault with a deadly Weapon – Including the use of guns, knives, baseball bats, and other dangerous instrument to inflict harm to another person.
  • Workplace killing & homicide and suicide

There are numerous individuals who can inflict harm in a place of work, including, strangers, customers they know, other employees, your relatives, or relatives of another employee, managers, partners, and business owners.  Workplace injuries can take place during robberies, normal business hours, overtime hours, in the parking lots of office buildings, and bathrooms of businesses.

Work Violence Lawsuits: If you have sustained injuries on the job due to a violent attack at work or your loved one has died due to a fatal act of workplace violence contact the Joseph Farzam Law Firm.  Our Esteemed and expert employment injury attorneys can help you receive the compensation you are entitled too.

Workplace Violence By Industry:

Workplace Violence by co-workers or outside patron’s can take place in any industry.  Some industries who’s workers may be specifically susceptible to workplace violence are as follows:

  • Bar and Nightclub Workers
  • Late-Night Retain Establishment including liquor stores and convenient stores
  • Health care workers in hospitals, ambulance drivers, and emergency room personal
  • Social workers
  • Prison Guards and Security Guards Workers
  • Domestic workers – maids and nannies
  • State and Federal Government employees
  • Firemen and Police officers
  • School Teachers Coaches and Staff

For further information visit the OSHA Workplace Violence Fact Sheet, and Prevention of Workplace Violence

Responsibility of Employers to Provide a Safe Place of Work Free form Violent Acts

It is the duty of an employer to provide for an environment free from known and knowable dangers to their employees. Intentional behavior which refrains from taking such an approach or negligent behavior which is divergent from the duty of employer care can form a basis for recovery by an injured party for acts of violence which can take place in the workplace.  At the Farzam Law Firm we are dedicated to protective the victims of workplace injury claims.  We have successfully litigated thousands of injury cases and have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients. If you have been a victim of a violent act in the workplace you may be entitled to recovery for

  • Medical Costs and Rehabilitation costs
  • Future medical cost including prescription drug costs
  • Loss of income and future loss of income
  • Pain and Suffering including emotional distress
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

If you have any further questions contact us to speak with one of our attorneys.