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Assault and Personal Injury Claims

A person can face criminal charges for assaulting another individual. However, that individual may also be held liable for injuries and damages resulting from the assault. The victim of an assault can file a claim for personal injury to seek compensation for damages caused by the assault.

The criminal and civil cases are distinct cases. Even if the police do not arrest the assailant or the court dismisses the criminal charges, the victim may still file a civil claim for compensation.

The following damages may be included in a personal injury claim for assault:

  • Cost of medical care and treatment
  • Lost wages, benefits, and earnings
  • Physical harm, agony, and distress
  • emotional suffering and psychological trauma
  • Permanent disabilities and disfigurement
  • Future wage losses and medical expenses
  • Loss of quality of life and pleasure in living

In certain circumstances, employers and other parties may be held liable for assault claims. For instance, if a nursing home staff member assaults a patient, the nursing home could be held liable for the resulting damages.

A commercial property owner who fails to provide adequate security and lighting is another example. Under premises liability laws, the property owner may be responsible for an assault.

Identifying all parties who may be liable for an injury claim increases the victim’s potential compensation.

Injuries Caused by an Assault

Assault can result in injuries ranging from minor scrapes to life-threatening conditions. When a weapon is used in an assault, the injuries can be catastrophic.

Injuries suffered by assault victims may include, but are not limited to:

  • Organ damage
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • fractures and bone breakage
  • Facial injuries
  • cervical and back injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Embarrassment and scarring
  • Amputated limbs

Immediate medical attention can prevent injuries from worsening. In addition, prompt medical treatment strengthens a person’s claim for compensation.

Workers’ Compensation Claims and Third Party Claims

Generally, a worker injured on the job is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Included in workers’ compensation benefits are medical care for injuries and a portion of lost wages. However, workers’ compensation benefits do not reimburse or compensate an injured worker for all resulting damages and losses.

In most instances, workers’ compensation laws prohibit injured employees from suing their employers for additional damages. However, it does not prevent a worker from bringing negligence claims against third parties. When workers sustain permanent disabilities as a result of a workplace accident, a claim against a third party can provide additional compensation, which can be very helpful.

Injuries on the job can result in a variety of third-party claims for compensation. Typical third-party claims include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • defective merchandise
  • negligence on the part of subcontractors or third parties
  • Injuries sustained in a motor vehicle collision caused by a third party
  • On-the-job injuries caused by coworkers or other parties
  • Assaults by third parties
  • Falls and other premises liability accidents on the property of a third party.
  • Construction site accidents

Employees who sustain injuries may file both workers’ compensation and third party claims. They need not choose between the two assertions. Workers who are injured on the job can consult with a personal injury attorney to determine if they have a third-party claim.

Contact Our Personal Injury Law Firm

Contact Abrams Law Group for a free consultation if you’ve been hurt in an accident and require legal assistance.

Abrams Law Group
104-70 Queens Boulevard, Suite 502
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 997-9797

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