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i work at a hospital and was hit by a patient because the right

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i work at a hospital and was hit by a patient because the right safety prtocol was not followed what action can i take?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: California Employment Law
Expert:  Patrick, Esq. replied 5 years ago.
Hello and thank you for entrusting me to answer your question.

All employers are required to comply with the obligations to maintain a safe workplace as set forth by the Occupational Safety and Heath Administration (OSHA). You can read about the OSHA laws here: Here is a guide published by OSHA regarding the prevention of violence in the workplaces of medical providers:

Furthermore, if your employer acted in a generally negligent fashion (meaning the supervisors responsible for ensuring your safety failed to exercise the care of a reasonably prudent person) and your harm arose directly as a result, you may have a common law cause of action for negligence. You would need to have suffered physical injury for the claim to be pursuable. From a practical standpoint, unless your physical injuries are significant, the cost of pursuing a claim may be greater than any recovery you would be able to obtain.

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