It seems that every few months the national news media reports on a horrific act of violence in the workplace. Disgruntled workers, clients, and others choose to take out their anger on the agents of the company or organization which they perceive to have committed some wrong against them, and the consequences of this acting out can be far-reaching and catastrophic. The grim reality is that similar incidents occur with astonishing frequency and leave victims in need of medical attention and psychological care.
If you have been hurt in the workplace as a result of another person’s physical aggression then you may be entitled to file a claim to receive workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits are intended to cover the costs of the current and ongoing expenses incurred by your injuries. For help at any stage of the workers’ compensation process, contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of Law Office of Sam Scudder, at (252) 222-0227.
Potential Effects of Workplace Violence
Perhaps the most challenging and troubling effect of becoming the victim of or witnessing the commission of acts of violence is the scope of problems that may arise as a result. Turning what had been a safe place into a constant reminder of one day’s horror can make the task of returning to one’s workplace utterly terrifying. Some potential effects of workplace violence may include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Fractured bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Heart attack
- Anxiety disorders
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
We understand how extensive the needs of workplace violence victims can be. Let us help you to ensure that you are properly provided for in the aftermath of this traumatic event. Contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of Law Office of Sam Scudder, at (252) 222-0227.