Most California workers would agree that some days are better than others regarding how smoothly events unfold as they carry out their tasks and duties. When work injuries occur, it can cause difficult in all aspects of a worker’s life. When such injuries are caused by violence in the workplace, it has a devastating effect on a person’s ability to function, as a female UPS driver in another state who was assaulted by a coworker may attest.
UPS employee said her life will never be the same
The worker in question has spoken about her challenges in recovery after her typical work shift was disrupted when her coworker attacked her. The woman said that her colleague wanted her to cut the shift short so that he could leave work early. She was the driver at the time and refused to do what the man asked. He punched her in the face, then threw her to the ground and kicked her multiple times.
The incident was caught on film
Security cameras in the area recorded footage of the assault. The man has since been found guilty in court for aggravated battery causing great bodily harm. The woman said that she still has a lot of physical discomfort from her injuries and believes that she will suffer emotional trauma for the rest of her life. She also said that the details of the assault replay themselves in her mind every day.
Seeking restitution for personal injury caused by assault
In cases where injuries are caused by assault on a coworker, a recovering victim may file a personal injury claim in a civil court against the person deemed responsible for damages. If the defendant has faced criminal charges for the incident and, especially, if he or she has been convicted, such information can be brought to the court’s attention in a personal injury case to help substantiate the claim. It is helpful to consult with an experienced attorney before pursuing litigation.