It has been reported (http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/britains-most-dangerous-prisoner-charles-9279786) that a prison guard who was attacked by Charles Bronson has been awarded £32,500 damages after the Ministry of Justice admitted liability for the prison attack after the guard claimed the MoJ failed to provide proper support when dealing with the inmate.
The Claimant, a dog handler at HMP Woodhill, suffered head wounds, concussion, and neck and shoulder injuries in the attack in April 2010.
He recovered from most of the physical effects of his ordeal within six months of the attack, the court heard, but had endured a devastating psychological legacy including post traumatic stress disorder.
The prison guard has since returned to work and the judge said that he “had shown great resilience in managing to return to his prison duties just four months after the attack”
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People can be wary of making a claim against their employer for fear of reprisals, being labelled a trouble maker or the worry that it may affect the companies’ finances. Employers are legally required to have employer’s liability insurance, for this very reason.
If you are in an accident at work, it may not be at the fault of your employer, however if it could have been avoided then you may have a claim for personal injury, contact our team today at Ringrose Law where we can advise you if you have a claim. Where an employer fails to comply with their duty to keep their employees safe, we are very proud to be able to help workers get the compensation they deserve.
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