Workplace violence can occur between co-workers, bosses and employees, visitors and employees, and on-site third parties and employees. Vendors, suppliers, and clients may also be involved in workplace violence. In some cases, the employer may be sued directly for negligence that leads to a workplace crime. Incidents of violence in the workplace can be just as traumatic as other violent acts.
When you or a loved one has been injured by workplace violence, the violent crime attorneys at Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., may be able to help. We represent victims of assault, sexual assault, stabbings, and shootings as well as families of wrongful death victims who have suffered physical and mental injuries. We understand the complex emotional issues involved in violent crimes and will work to help you obtain justice and compensation.
Attorney Jeffrey Fritz leads our practice in this area. He has a proven track record, and he knows how to hold any type of negligent party accountable. Mr. Fritz is a charter member and past president of the National Crime Victim Bar Association, an affiliate of the National Center for Victims of Crime. To schedule a free confidential consultation with one of our Philadelphia workplace violence lawyers, please call.
There are various ways in which workplace violence incidents can occur. This includes criminal intent, in which a perpetrator has no relationship to the victim or establishment, but is motivated by other factors, such as theft. Additionally, workplace violence can also occur between a:
In workplace violence cases, there may be multiple negligent parties that are liable for your losses. We will investigate your case to determine if there are issues such as:
If a Philadelphia workplace violence lawyer in Philadelphia finds evidence of negligence that was a contributing factor in your case, we can file a civil suit against the negligent party.
Victims of workplace violence can sustain various types of injuries. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., our Philadelphia workplace violence injury attorneys regularly help clients who have sustained the following:
Our lawyers in Philadelphia also understand that workplace violence incidents can lead to a victim sustaining significant emotional and psychological injuries as well. Though emotional and psychological injuries may not be as visible as the acute traumatic injuries mentioned above, we understand that they can still significantly impact a victim’s ability to work and live their daily lives.
It is important to understand that victims of injuries have a limited amount of time to file lawsuits to recover compensation for their losses. The Pennsylvania injury statute of limitations is two years from the day the injury occurs. This gives victims a two-year window with which to file a lawsuit against the alleged negligent party. Failing to file a lawsuit within this timeframe will result in the victim being unable to recover compensation for their losses.
The majority of these claims will fall outside of the workers’ compensation system in Pennsylvania and into civil court. An attorney in Philadelphia could ensure a workplace violence suit is filed on time.
Those injured due to an incident of workplace violence should be able to recover various types of compensation for their losses. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., our workplace violence attorneys in Philadelphia have been able to help clients recover the following types of compensation:
The total amount of compensation awarded in these cases will vary depending on the facts related to each particular situation.
When you or somebody you care about has been injured due to an incident of workplace violence, contact an attorney about your case as soon as possible. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., we will not hesitate to use our resources to investigate what happened in order to prove liability. Our goal is to secure full compensation for losses. For a free confidential consultation with a Philadelphia workplace violence lawyer, please contact us.