A female employee at a care home received compensation after being assaulted by a resident. The male resident had dementia and had been violent towards other care workers in the past. Despite this, the woman was left alone in the unit at the time of the attack.
She was left with injuries to her neck, arm and shoulder, as well as suffering from psychological effects caused by the trauma of the assault. Due to these injuries she now finds it difficult to work or perform basic household tasks.
Due to this she decided to pursue a compensation claim against her employer. She was successful, as her employer had not maintained the required health and safety standards. An employer has a duty to provide a safe working environment. This was not met as the woman did not have support from her colleagues to let her do her job safely. The court awarded her compensation and also ordered that the resident who assaulted her be sent to a secure unit.
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