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.
If you or a loved one has been injured by workplace violence, the 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 attorneys in Philadelphia, Allentown, Lancaster, Reading, Cherry Hill, New Jersey and New York, please call 215-732-2260.
Employer Negligence And Inadequate Security
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:
- Employer negligence — This may include not performing background checks when hiring, lack of supervision, not responding to complaints about harassment or violence, not establishing zero tolerance violence policies and safety protocols, failure to conduct worker training to recognize violence, and failure to take precautions when firing employees.
- Employer security negligence — Negligence may include lack of secured entrances; lack of security cameras; and inadequate lighting in the building, grounds and parking lots.
- Additional negligent third parties — There may be other liable parties such as your employer’s security company, maintenance company or employee assistance program (EAP).
If we find evidence of negligence that was a contributing factor in your case, we can file a civil suit against the negligent party. Damages that we recover can help you pay for medical treatment and counseling, and compensate for lost wages.