If Iwas violently attacked by a co-worker and filled out a police report, now what?

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If Iwas violently attacked by a co-worker and filled out a police report, now what?

I was attacked with a pole and putty knife. I received eleven stitches in my hand.

Asked on September 28, 2011 under Employment Labor Law, Georgia

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You need to get to a civil attorney immediately for a minimum of two things. First, you want to ensure this co-worker (if still employed or otherwise) stays away from you. So, you need to have your lawyer file for a temporary and permanent restraining order. Second, you will want to consider suing this co-worker or former co-worker and any supervisors and the company. The reason you want to do this is because if this co-worker had a violent history and has done this to others or has had a criminal past and the employer knew, it could be used to show the employer did not properly protect you against this violence. You want to make sure your medical costs and pain and suffering are covered. Further, you want to ensure that you have to recover and that if time off from work is needed, that your paycheck still comes to you or the equivalent.


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