By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated 24th May 2022. Welcome to our guide on prison officer injury claims and prison staff assault injury claims for prison officer compensation. If are a prison officer who had an accident at work and have suffered an injury in an accident that was not your fault, you might be eligible to claim compensation for your prison injury. At Accident Claims UK, we have specialist solicitors who could help you secure compensation awards for prison officer injury claims. We have some prison injury lawyers with as much as thirty years of experience, who can help you to make your prison injury compensation claim.
Can a prison officer who had an accident at work claim compensation?Prisons can be hard and harsh environments, and it is unfortunate to say that accidents and injuries can arise fairly commonly in them. In fact, we have seen that the frequency of accidents and injuries has increased in the last decade. Whilst many people are harmed in preventable accidents, prison officers, as well as other staff members, can be the victims of assaults. As an employer, the Prison Service is responsible for ensuring the welfare of all those working in the UK’s prisons, whether operated by the private or public sector.
In failing to do so, they have breached their duty of care to keep employees safe from anything which could harm them. If you have sustained an injury whilst working for the Prison Service, you could be able to claim prison officer compensation from them.
Making a prison staff injury compensation claim with us
To make a prison injury compensation claim, you need to get the right legal advice in order for the claim to be successful. Due to the complex nature of prison injury claims, the variety of circumstances under which these injuries can happen, and the way liability needs to be proven, having the right personal injury solicitor is essential.
At Accident Claims UK, we have drafted this guide to help give you all of the advice you need in order to make an accident at work claim if you have been injured while working in jail in the UK. If after you have read this guide, you still need further information, please call us today on 0800 073 8801 to talk to our team.
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- A guide to prison injury compensation claims
- Prison accident and injury statistics
- Serious assaults in prison are increasing
- The effect of fewer prison staff on injury and accident statistics
- Staffing Levels and Violence in Prison
- Prison injury compensation claims for prison officers and staff
- Slips, trips and falls in prison
- What can be included in a prison injury or negligence claim?
- Examples of how much compensation could be claimed against the Prison Service
- How to make claims against the prison service
- No win no fee prison compensation claims
- Why choose Accident Claims UK for prison injury claims?
- Start your prison staff injury compensation claim today
- Useful links relating to prison staff injury compensation
There are many ways in which those working in the Prison Service, from front line officers to other members of staff, can be hurt. Working in such an environment can be very stressful, and the overall atmosphere can be tense for both members of staff as well as prison inmates. In some instances (seen increasing frequency since 2010), inmates can become aggressive towards members of staff or to other inmates. Due to this large number of ways in which accidents and deliberate acts can lead to injury, there is a large scope for making a claim if injured while working in jail in the UK.
Could you claim prison officer compensation?
If you are or have been an employee of the UK Prison System and have been hurt in the course of carrying out your job, you could be eligible to make a prison officer compensation claim. This guide has been written to provide you with all of the information vital to launching your prison injury claim. We have included details on how the claims process itself works, the best way to begin your claim, what forms of compensation you could be eligible to claim, as well as what you need to do to give you a better chance of making a claim against the Prison Service.
We have also included some guidelines of average compensation settlement award amounts, helping to give you an idea of what settlement you may be able to claim. Please continue reading our guide for further information on prison officer injury claims and prison staff injury claims.
In recent years we have seen a rise in the number of accidents and injuries which have happened in the UK’s prison system. One of the main reasons for this increase appears to be attributable to reductions in staffing levels in prisons over the past few years, with the rise in violence and the decrease in staff directly correlating.
Data released in a report in late 2018 by the Prison Officers Association has shown that in a single week, 15 workers had to visit an A&E for treatment after being assaulted by a prisoner. An additional eighteen were the victim of an unprovoked assault, not leading to injury. The data went on to show that, on average, two prison officers are treated in A&E departments across the UK every day as a result of inmate attacks. Overall, it highlighted the rising levels of violence in prisons in England & Wales, as well as mounting staff pressure.
How common are assaults at work?
If we look across all industries, including prison staff assaults, we can see that violence at work does happen, and it can cause reportable injuries. The HSE provides annual statistics relating to workplace accidents and injuries, and their causes. According to their 2020- 21 figures, the percentage of people injured at work due to violent acts was 8%.
When we take this into account, looking at the 441,000 workers that sustained a non-fatal injury during this., we can say that this 8% represents quite a number of people that suffered injuries due to acts of violence in the workplace.
If you would like to learn more about the other common causes of workplace injuries, you can take a look at the graphic below.
We have seen that there has been a dramatic rise in the number of serious assaults taking place in prisons in the UK. In 2019/20, there were 118 assaults on prison staff per 1,000 prisoners. Although this is a reduction on the previous year, where 124 assaults per 1,000 were recorded, this is over three times as many as reported in 2003/4. This graph shows just how stark this increase has been.
If you work or have worked in prison and were injured in any of the following ways during the course of your duties, you may be able to make a prison injury claim;
- Sexual assault,
- Internal injuries which require treatment as an in-patient at an outside hospital,
- Concussion or internal injuries that require medical treatment,
- Fractures or broken bones,
- Burns and scalds,
- Stab wounds,
- Crushing injuries,
- Cuts that need stitching and extensive or multiple bruising,
- Black eyes and/or permanent blindness,
- Broken teeth
Assaults in prison – a growing concern?
The Safety in Custody Bulletin published in April 2020 shows that in 2019, 23% of total assaults in prison (either prisoner-on-prisoner or prisoner-on-staff) involved the use of weapons, of which 28% involved spitting and 16% involved the use of a blunt instrument. Of the injuries resulting from serious assaults in prison, 24% were cuts requiring sutures, 16% resulted in a black eye, 14% resulted in a fracture, and 14% resulted in extensive or multiple bruising. Although these statistics aren’t specific to assault to staff by prisoners, it gives an idea of the kind of injuries that can be sustained in prisoner-on-staff assaults.
Prison injury compensation claims can be made by anyone working in a prison or those visiting the prison for work. Our specialist prison injury solicitors are on hand seven days a week to help you begin your claim. If you’ve been seriously assaulted while working in a prison, get in touch with our team today for more information on prison officer injury claims and prison staff injury claims.
Correlating with the rise in the number of accidents, assaults, and injuries, there has been a commensurate fall in the number of prison staff. Various reports have shown the dramatic fall in prison staff numbers since 2010. This has meant fewer people operating prisons, working harder over longer hours to make up for this shortfall. At the same time, these people are also facing an increased risk of being the victim of an assault. As such, those officers and staff are facing a higher chance of being involved in an accident and making a claim against the prison service.
The Ministry of Justice has released data showing that the number of prison staff has been on the decline since 2010. As the graph below shows, there was a slight improvement in the data from 2019, but this dropped again in 2020.
We have included the relevant graph above.
If we overlaid the two graphs, one on top of the other, we could very clearly see the direct relationship between the rise in the number of people suffering a violent assault at work and the number of prison officers falling. As we can see, the two sets of statistics track together.
As more people working in the prison system suffer assaults, as well as other forms of injury which can happen in any workplace, the number of people making a prison injury compensation claim will also rise. To be able to get the highest possible settlement from your claim against the prison service, you will need to use an experienced personal injury solicitor.
For more information on prison officer injury claims and prison staff injury claims, or to start your claim today, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team.
Working in prisons, either as a member of the front line prison officer staff or in other roles, is an incredibly tough and stressful job. Many prison officers will face highly stressful situations and environments on a weekly or even daily basis. As their numbers have been cut, the pressure on each member of staff has increased.
Whilst all prisons do have procedures and policies in place to make sure that operational processes and duties can be carried out with minimal risk to members of staff, there are times when accidents and violent attacks can and do happen. In recent years there have been several high profile instances of people being assaulted at work and who then need to make a claim against the prison service.
Workplace accident examples
There are several ways in which people can be injured in a workplace accident in a prison. These can include (but are not limited to);
- Slipping, tripping, or falling over – This type of injury can happen in many different ways and have numerous causes. Slips, trips and falls could be attributed to spills or wet floors, or they can be caused by floors having been maintained poorly.
- Strains and sprains – This can include things such as soft tissue injuries to the musculature or damage to the spine in some way. Many such cases can be caused by not following the correct manual handling techniques or be a secondary injury from tripping and falling over.
- Assaulted by an inmate – From simple and milder through to serious forms of injury can happen as a result of being attacked by an inmate. In the most extreme cases, death could result from this.
To make a workplace accident personal injury claim with our prison injury solicitors, contact us today.
In almost every form of the workplace, the most common type of accident in the workplace is those classified under slips, trips, and falls. They are also one of the most common prison claims for prison officer compensation.
In many cases, slips and falls are caused by floors that are damaged and have not been maintained properly. They can also be caused by the general carelessness of fellow employees, either dropping items or placing them in a way that could cause a trip hazard. Injuries caused by slips and falls can range from minor to mild to serious. They often include;
- Mild to severe bruising
- Fractured or broken bones
- Cuts and grazes
- Muscular strains and sprains
- Back, neck and spinal injuries
- In extreme cases, death could even occur.
Whilst these might be the most common form of accident and injury in the workplace, it can sometimes be difficult to establish the employers’ liability when making a prison injury claim.
If you’re wondering what prison officer injury claims and prison staff injury claims can cover, then read on to our next section.
Whether you are claiming compensation after being assaulted in a prison, after an accident in the workplace, or under any other circumstances, there are two different types of damages that your claim can be made up of. These are called general damages and special damages.
Prison staff injury compensation – General damages
General damages are the part of a claim, such as for prison injury compensation, which is awarded for the injury itself, and the effect it has had on your life. This type of prison officer compensation covers the pain and suffering which you have experienced, both at the time of the injury and the suffering you experience in the future. It could compensate you for any disabilities sustained or the loss of function in part of your body. If you have suffered stress or mental trauma, they could also be claimed for in this type of damages.
Prison officer compensation – Special damages
Special damages are awarded in light of all of the other (non-injury) negative consequences which you have suffered due to your accident. Special damages could include compensation for things such as any financial losses, including loss of income, medical costs, the cost of travelling to medical appointments, care in the home, and any adaptations which need to be made to either your house or your vehicle.
Working out how much compensation you could receive
Special damages can sometimes be harder to quantify than general damages. This is because they greatly depend upon your individual circumstances and case. They also need to take into account the effect that the accident and injury will have on the claimant in the future. If you choose to make a claim with one of our prison compensation lawyers, we will always strive to claim as high an award for special damages as possible. Note, the fee which we will be paid will depend on the settlement you are awarded. As such, we are as motivated as you to secure the highest prison officer compensation settlement for you.
One of the most common questions we are asked by those who are looking to make prison officer injury claims or prison staff injury claims is, “how much compensation can I claim for an injury or assault when working at a prison?” The first thing which we should note is that each and every case is individual, with different injuries and consequences from them.
As such, we cannot provide you with a definitive answer to your question without assessing what happened to you. What we can do is provide you with some examples of average settlements that people can be awarded for some of the most common forms and severities of injury. We should also note that these figures do not take into account special damages which you could claim as well as these general damages. The figures provided are not guarantees given. They provide examples of settlement bands according to the Judicial College guidelines published in 2018.
|Reason for Compensation||Average Amount Awarded||Comments|
|Severe Head Injury||£219,070 to £403,990||Injuries that have caused severe brain damage where the injured is left unresponsive and in a vegetative state.|
|Moderate Head Injury||£15,320 to £219,070||Injuries that have caused substantial damage to mental capabilities and caused personality changes.|
|Minor Head Injury||£2,210 to £12,770||Temporary damage to the head with no lasting negative effects.|
|Severe Face Injury||£23,810 to £36,740||Le fort fractures of face bones|
|Moderate Face Injury||£14,900 to £23,950||Fractures and breaks to facial bones leading to ongoing pain and suffering.|
|Minor Face Injury||Up to 2,990||Temporary injury and scarring to the face with full recovery expected.|
|Severe Ear Injury||£90,750 to £109,650||Complete loss of hearing as a direct result of the injury.|
|Moderate Ear Injury||£31,310 to £45,540||Deafness and loss of hearing in one ear.|
|Minor Ear Injury||Up to £45,540||Deafness, although not complete loss of hearing in one or both ears.|
|Severe Eye Injury||£63,950 to £268,720||Complete blindness in both eyes or complete loss in one and partial loss in other eye.|
|Moderate Eye Injury||Up to £54,830||Severe partial loss of sight in one or both eyes.|
|Minor Eye Injury||Up to to £8,730||Vision impairment in one or both eyes that is temporary.|
|Severe Back Injury||£38,780 to £160,980||Permanent paralysis or loss of motor function.|
|Moderate Back Injury||£12,510 to £38,780||Long term pain and suffering due to permanent damage to the back.|
|Minor Back Injury||Up to £12,510||Short term pain due to temporary damage to the back.|
|Severe Neck Injury||£45,470 to £148,330||Permanent paralysis or loss of motor function with ongoing pain.|
|Moderate Neck Injury||£7,890 to £38,490||Long term damage that causes movement to be restricted and ongoing pain.|
|Minor Neck Injury||£2,450 to £7,890||Short term pain and restriction of movement that is temporary.|
|Severe Shoulder Injury||£19,200 to £48,030||Permanent restriction of movement and long term pain.|
|Moderate Shoulder Injury||£7,890 to £12,770||Arm movements are limited and require surgery.|
|Minor Shoulder Injury||Up to £7,890||Short term pain and restriction of movement.|
|Severe Arm Injury||£96,160 to £130,930||Damage to one or both arms that requires amputation.|
|Moderate Arm Injury||£39,170 to £59,860||Loss of movement in one or both arms causing long term ongoing pain.|
|Less Severe Arm Injury||£19,200 to £39,170||Temporary loss of movement and pain.|
|Severe Elbow Injury||£39,170 to £54,830||Complete loss of movement and may require corrective surgery.|
|Moderate Elbow Injury||£15,650 to £32,010||Partial loss of movement of one or both elbows.|
|Minor Elbow Injury||Up to £15,650||Short term loss of movement of one or both elbows.|
|Severe Hand Injury||£96,160 to £201,490||Permanent loss of function and possible need for amputation of one or both hands.|
|Moderate Hand Injury||£5,720 to £13,280||Moderate in nature|
|Severe finger fractures||Up to £36,740||Could lead to partial amputation|
|Wrist Injury - Severe-Minor||Up to £59,860||From total loss of function in both wrists, to short term sprain in one wrist.|
|Finger Injury - Severe-Minor||Up to £85,170||From amputation of one or more fingers to temporary sprain in one finger.|
|Severe Leg Injury||£96,250 to £282,010||Amputation of one or both legs due to damage caused that cant be fixed.|
|Moderate Leg Injury||£27,760 to £39,200||Moderate in nature|
|Minor Leg Injury||Up to £27,760||Fractures or breaks and temporary loss of movement with full recovery expected.|
|Severe Knee Injury||£52,120 to £96,210||Permanent loss of use of one or both knees.|
|Moderate Knee Injury||£26,190 to £43,460||Damage to one or both knees that is long term causing reduced movement and ongoing pain.|
|Minor Knee Injury||Up to £13,740||Short term damage and loss of movement to one or both knees causing temporary pain.|
|Severe Ankle Injury||£31,310 to £69,700||Long term pain and loss of function that may require corrective surgery.|
|Moderate Achilles||£12,590 to £21,070||Loss of function and ongoing pain.|
|Severe Foot Injury||£83,960 to £201,490||Amputation of one or both feet.|
|Moderate Foot Injury||£13,740 to £70,030||Permanent loss of function of one or both feet with long term pain.|
|Minor Foot Injury||Up to £13,740||Short term loss of use of one or both feet with temporary pain.|
|Toe Injury - Moderate- Severe||Up to £56,080||From amputation of all the toes to loss of one toe and ongoing pain.|
For a more comprehensive assessment of your eligibility to make a claim and how much you could be entitled to in that claim, contact our prison compensation lawyers today on the number above.
If you have been harmed during the course of your duties as a prison officer, a member of staff, or a contractor visiting a prison for work, you may be eligible to make a prison injury compensation claim. In case you are able to make a claim, there are several things which you should do to give yourself a better chance of it being successful. You should make sure that you get any treatment necessary and that you keep a record of this treatment.
This might be a report from a hospital or a letter from your doctor. Make sure the accident is logged in the prison’s accident report book; this can later serve as vital evidence. Next, make sure to take photographs of the cause of your accident, if possible, and your injury. The next step should be to seek legal advice through Accident Claims UK.
Questions we could ask you
During your initial call, we will ask you lots of questions about what happened to you, how it happened, and what injury you sustained. This is so that we can establish whether you have a valid claim and build a picture of what happened to you to pass on to the solicitor. We might ask you questions such as;
- How did your injury happen?
- Where and when did your accident happen?
- What medical treatment have you already received?
- Are you likely to have any ongoing or permanent medical issues as a result of what has happened to you?
Once we have this information, we can better advise you on what steps to take next. For most victims of an accident who are eligible to claim, we will be able to offer our services in helping you to make a claim and do so under a No Win No Fee agreement.
Our next section will provide you with all you need to know about making prison officer injury claims and prison staff injury claims on a no win no fee basis.
Whether you are looking at claiming for prison staff assaults, or other accidents at work, you might benefit from utilising the services of a personal injury solicitor. They could make sure that you have the strongest chance of getting compensation and could handle the legal legwork for you. However, some people may be put off by the thought that they would have to pay a large upfront retainer to a solicitor, without knowing whether their claim would be successful.
If this is the case, then a No Win No Fee claims service such as ours could be beneficial. You would not need to pay a solicitor upfront. Nor would you have to pay them anything during the course of your claim. Instead, you would sign a Conditional Fee Agreement which named a success fee that you would pay from your compensation payouts if you received one. Once you have signed this document, your lawyer could begin to work on your claim on a No Win No Fee basis.
What happens at the end of my claim?
When your compensation came through, they would deduct their success fees from it, with the rest going to benefit you. Should your claim be unsuccessful for some reason, you would not pay any success fees or cover the costs that your lawyer incurred while they were in the process of pursuing your claim.
If you would like to learn more about making a claim in this way, we would be delighted to talk you through the process in further detail.
There will be many solicitors or lawyers close to you as well as lots of national services, and we understand that you have a lot of choices in which service you use. At Accident Claims UK, we are a team of highly professional solicitors, legal experts and lawyers, specialising in helping people to make personal injury claims.
These solicitors have years of experience in helping people to make a claim for an accident or assault in the workplace, which was not their fault. Our team has an excellent track record in helping people successfully claim prison officer compensation and can often secure the highest settlement possible.
Our team are here to help
We can also offer you services from a team which are trustworthy, reliable, and friendly. We will always strive to get our claimants the best possible outcome to a claim. Our team will work quickly and efficiently on your claim, keeping you fully informed throughout the process. We care about the outcomes for our claimants, and we always understand that the prospect of making a claim can be very stressful for you. You can contact us today by sending an email to our team via email@example.com and start the journey to getting the compensation you could be entitled to.
If you have suffered any form of injury due to either an assault or accident in the workplace, which was not your fault, you could be able to make a successful compensation claim. As an employer, the Prison Service is responsible for the welfare of each person working on their premises. They have a duty of care under the law to make sure that you can carry out your duties in a safe way. If you can provide evidence that this duty has been breached and that you were hurt as a result of this, we could help you.
The team at Accident Claims UK deal with a variety of different types of personal injury claim every day, and we could help you too. You can contact us today by the email address above or by using the online support feature on this page. You can also call us by phone on 0800 073 8801 for more details on prison officer injury claims or to start your claim today.
Prison officer injury claims for prison officer compensation- FAQs
How long can you claim for an injury at work?
The claims time limit for an injury or illness that you’ve sustained at work is three years. So if you’re a prison officer who’s been injured or become ill whilst on the job, you’ll have three years from the date you sustained the injury to start your claim. If you’re claiming for a workplace illness or injury which doesn’t have a definite start date, then this time frame begins from the “date of knowledge”, or the point where you realised that your injury was caused by your job because your employer neglected their duty of care to you.
What happens if you can’t work due to injury?
If you’re a prison officer injured in work in a way that means you aren’t able to return to your role, then this will be taken into consideration when your prison officer compensation is calculated. As well as the general damages head of your claim, which compensates you for the pain and suffering you’ve experienced, the special damages head of your claim will compensate you for any out of pocket expenses you’ve incurred. This includes any loss of earnings you’ve experienced as a result of your injuries.
Who has a duty of care in a prison or young offenders institute?
A prison has a duty of care towards its inmates, to protect them from harm, which could include personal injury. However, as an employer HM prison service also has a duty of care towards its employees, to ensure they do not suffer undue harm or injury due to their work or workplace.
Mental health and prison staff statistics
In response to a Freedom of Information request from 2018, it was revealed that on 31st December 2018, 145 prison officers who were employed in England and Wales were on long-term sick leave because of depression, anxiety and stress. A further 196 had taken sick leave in the 12 months leading to December 2018 for other mental health. Long term sick, according to the Ministry of Justice is defined as more than 28 days off sick. Further to this, the Office of National Statistics revealed that when it comes to suicide by occupation, 222 males and 14 females in protective services were reported to have committed suicide between 2011 and 2015.
Can I claim prison officer compensation for stress at work if I work in the prison service?
Just like any employer, the prison service must take steps to protect workers from suffering undue harm at work. This also extends to protecting them from suffering work-related mental health issues such as stress, anxiety and depression. If you suffer mental health illness due to your work, and you can prove this, and your employer has failed to protect you, you could hold them liable for psychological injuries you suffer as a result.
Proving a psychological injury would involve having an assessment with an independent medic. They could ask you questions and assess your condition, providing a medical report that details your injury, the severity of the injury and how long it could take you to recover. This could then be used to calculate an appropriate level of prison officer compensation for your claim.
How long could a prison officer compensation claim take?
A prison officer compensation claim could be settled relatively swiftly if the liable party accepts liability and offers a settlement quickly. However, they could dispute liability or dispute the severity of your injuries in some cases. If this happens, your claim could take longer to settle. Personal injury lawyers could help you argue your case.
I was injured while in jail; could I claim compensation?
If you were injured while in jail, and it was due to the prison owner/operator’s negligence in protecting you from harm, you could be eligible to claim. However, you would need to prove that they had acted negligently and breached their duty of care to you, causing your injuries. If you would like an assessment of your case, free of charge, please call our team.
Could prison injury lawyers support me if my case goes to court?
Prison injury lawyers would support you if your case goes to court, although many claims settle without going to court.
Could I claim prison officer compensation for PTSD after an assault?
You could claim prison officer compensation for PTSD after an assault at work if you have a valid claim. Both physical and psychological injuries could be compensated for. You could also claim compensation for losses and costs you’ve incurred due to the assault and your injuries.
To have a valid claim, you’d need to demonstrate that your employer had negligently breached their duty of care towards you, and you’d suffered an injury because of this breach.
What could impact compensation awards for prison officer injury claims?
If you’re wondering what factors could impact compensation awards for prison officer injury claims, the unique facts and circumstances of your case could have an effect on how much you could receive. Factors considered when calculating compensation for a prison officer injury could include:
- How severe the injury or injuries are
- The level of treatment needed, and whether there are any long-term implications on the person’s physical health
- Any psychological impact of the injuries
- Financial costs and losses incurred due to the injury
If you are a prison officer who had an accident at work that was caused by your employer’s negligence, please call our team. We could speak to you about whether you’re eligible to claim and what your compensation payout could comprise.
What should a prison officer who had an accident at work do?
If you are a prison officer who had an accident at work, some tips could include:
- Getting medical attention
- Taking photographs of the scene and your injuries if possible
- Collating witness contact details
- Reporting the accident to your employer
- Seeking legal advice
We could help you if you’re seeking compensation for a prison officer injury. If you could prove your injuries were the result of a breach of your employer’s duty of care, you could be eligible for compensation.
How long could a prison officer injury claim take?
How long prison officer injury claims could take could depend on several factors, such as:
- Whether your employer accepted liability
- Whether further evidence is required
We would be happy to speak to you in further detail about the expected time scale for your claim.
NHS guide to black eyes
Here, you can find an NHS guide to black eyes, which are one of the most common injuries resulting from prison assaults.
Prison security measures
This link leads to a government statement of the security measures they are putting in place to increase the safety of their prison officers.
Health & Safety at work legislation
This is the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 legislation which shows the rights of the employees and legal obligations of the employer.
Assault compensation claims
If you have suffered an assault in any circumstances, you may be able to claim compensation for the harm suffered. Read this guide to learn more about this form of claim.
Our guide may help if you’re looking to claim compensation after sustaining a head injury that was not your fault.
Have you been left with a scar following an accident that you weren’t to blame for? If so, our guide could help you claim.
Final words on claiming for prison staff assaults or accidents in a prison
Thank you for reading our guide on prison officer injury claims and prison staff injury compensation claims. Hopefully you know now whether you could claim prison officer compensation. If you’re still not sure, please call our team.