Can I claim compensation following being assaulted at work?
Your employer is responsible for ensuring your safety at work. If they have not taken appropriate action to do so, they may be found to have acted negligently and so be responsible for your injury. Employers are responsible for the actions of other employees, including criminal actions. Therefore, if for example, another employee assaults you at work, your employer will be liable to compensate you for any injury suffered.
If you work in a job that carries a high risk of an assault occurring, for example in a nursing home for dementia patients or an A&E department, your employer must assess the risks to their employees and have policies and procedures in place to adequately protect against them.