While the goal is to be professional and responsible in the workplace, the reality is that a place of employment has the same possibilities for conflict as do many other situations. Conflicts may arise between co-workers or between workers and customers. Sometimes, those conflicts go beyond verbal assaults and become physical assaults particularly when an employee is disgruntled, sexual harassment occurs or verbal altercations become personal.
Responsibilities Of Property Owners In Sexual Assaults
- Employers have a responsibility to protect employees from criminal attacks in the workplace. Similarly, owners of hotels, malls and shopping centers have a responsibility to protect their guests. This area of law is known as premises liability.
- Employers and other property owners can help prevent rapes and other criminal attacks by installing video cameras and improved lighting in parking lots and stairwells, hiring private security guards, and requesting additional police patrols. Hotel and motel owners can ensure that ground floor units have window locks and that deadbolt locks are in working condition.
- As former prosecutors, our lawyers will work hard with experts to determine what caused the attack and what might be done to protect others from becoming rape victims in the future.
What Compensation Can I Receive?
Our premises liability lawyers can help you demand the compensation you and your family need to move forward.
The Florida Victim Compensation Fund provides compensation for wage loss, loss of support, funeral expenses, medical treatments, mental health counseling and property loss reimbursement.
If you were assaulted in Florida and the property owners were found to be negligent in providing security, you may also be entitled to compensation beyond the state's Victim Compensation Fund.
By filing a personal injury lawsuit, you can also seek compensation for pain and suffering and emotional distress, which are typically the most significant damages in a rape attack
Have You Been A Victim Of Workplace Sexual Assault?
When you have been raped in the workplace or in another place, you may be scared and in shock. We are here to help. Our attorneys and staff at The Umansky Law Firm understand your fears and concerns. We are dedicated to helping you see that your attacker is prosecuted and held responsible, and you as the victim get the justice you deserve.
Our attorneys view our work as more than obtaining compensation for victims of violent crime. Holding the responsible parties accountable can be a first step in putting your life back together after a traumatic experience. It can also help to protect others from becoming rape victims in the future.
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