San Diego: Workplace violence is unfortunately a sad truth of the world we live in and has sadly been with us since Cain killed Abel. Violence is defined by the Merriam-webster dictionary as ” behavior involving physical force to harm someone, to damage property, ect.
The modern workplace and its workers can potentially be subject to a myriad of violence events. Below are just some of the “violent” events that can occur at work.
Worker on Worker Violence
Workplace violence can take the form of blatant attacks on fellow workers by an existing employee such as the workplace shootings at the San Diego MTS bus yard in 2009.
Workplace violence can occur when an employee is robbed by individuals using or threatening violence such as recently occurred in the Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego, California. Employees who care for individuals in healthcare settings can also be victim of attacks by unstable clients. Worker’s in group homes or prisons are also often victims of attacks ranging from verbal threats to actual physical assaults with a weapon.
Domestic Violence at the Workplace
Workplace violence can also manifest itself when a relative or domestic partner physically attacks or threatens an employee or other employees at work.
Workplace Violence and California Worker’s Compensation
Whether violence at your workplace is compensable through the California Worker’s Compensation system is something that should be discussed with best California Worker’s Compensation attorney you can find. San Diego Worker’s Compensation attorney Brent Pfeiffer regularly meets with injured workers and offer a free consultation regarding the specifics of their case and can help advise them regarding whether the workplace violence which they were exposed to fall under the jurisdiction of the California Worker’s Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB).
There are important deadlines that occur in California Worker’s Compensation and if you have been injured at work and/or are a victim of workplace violence you should speak with an attorney immediately.