Criminal Injury Claims
Price Slater Gawne
Home chevron_right Serious Injury Claims chevron_right Criminal Injury Claims chevron_right Assault or Abuse at Work

Criminal Injury Claims

Assault or Abuse at Work

We all have the right to feel safe and protected in our places of work

Contact us

We all have the right to feel safe and protected in our places of work. The law in England and Wales UK law imposes strict duties on employers to protect their workers from injury, including deliberate acts of violence such as assault or abuse in the workplace.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) defines a workplace assault as “any incident in which a person is abused, threatened or assaulted in circumstances relating to their work”. This includes racial, sexist and homophobic verbal abuse – in other words, it does it not limited to physical assault.

Employers who fail to address or minimise the risk of violence against their workers may be liable if such occurrences take place in the workplace.

If your employer knew, or should have known, that there was a risk of assault or abuse and failed to take reasonable steps to avoid you being hurt, you may be able to claim compensation.

The Price Slater Gawne team of expert lawyers have extensive experience in this field: we will work with you to establish if you have a claim, and how best to take this claim forward. If you believe you have been a victim of assault or abuse at work, please contact our team today on 0161 615 5554, or email We are here to help you.

Read our Serious Injury Claims FAQs

Meet the Team

  • Victoria Price


    Victoria Price

    t:03333 058375


  • Gemma Stanley

    Associate, Serious Injury Claims

    Gemma Stanley

    t:07534 847421


  • Alexandra Bastow

    Paralegal, Serious Injury

    Alexandra Bastow

    t:07939 988918


What our clients say...

  • “I found the service of Price Slate Gawne to be of a high and efficient standard. My mother’s case was handled by Victoria Price, and I can’t speak too highly of her expertise, professionalism and compassion when handling it.” BB


  • “Victoria and her team were very helpful and informative throughout the process, very sympathetic and answered all questions in a quick and efficient manner, I would recommend them to anyone who needs legal services.” Mr M


  • “There is nothing you can do to improve your excellent service. I would like to thank you for your help you gave me.” RF


  • “I received a real, personalised service. I felt that my best interests were being looked after by Victoria and my health and well-being were at the forefront of all decisions and communications.” LM


  • "The firm was very professional in all aspects of its interactions with me. In addition, the advice given was clear and accurate. The firm chose highly experienced and well respected external experts to make representations on my behalf." Legal 500


  • "Faultless dedication to their clients, willingness to go above and beyond." Legal 500


  • "Gemma professionally and calmly negotiated a a very reasonable settlement for my bike accident. The law doesn't cater well for this type of incident, but Gemma appropriately used what leverage we had and kept me very well involved and updated."


  • "The team is excellent, efficient, and provides rapid responses to my queries." Chambers & Partners


  • "The team is devoted to its clients' interests." Chambers & Partners


Get in Touch

If you would like to speak with one of our expert lawyers, just call or email using the information below, or complete this form.

call03333 058375

Our Accreditations