Holding Parties Responsible For Workplace Violence

It’s a nightmare scenario that nobody should have to experience: shots fired in the workplace, robberies, physical assault, rape or even murder. Unfortunately, it happens all the time. Workplace violence is a growing problem across the country.
At Ganly & Ramer, P.L.L.C., in Asheville, we hear about many incidents of violence in the workplace. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, violence is the second leading cause of injuries on the job. Workplace violence leaves a lasting imprint on everyone involved. As a victim, your injuries likely extend beyond just physical harm. You may also be suffering from emotional and psychological trauma — all of which can keep you from earning a living. You may be entitled to compensation from our state’s workers’ compensation program. If you need help, turn to an attorney at Ganly & Ramer, P.L.L.C. From our law office in Ashville, we serve injured workers and their families throughout North Carolina.

Serving as co-counsel in Allman v. Union Butterfield, our attorneys recovered over $9 million for the widows of two employees shot and killed at work by a recently terminated employee. Learn more about our case results.

Ways To Enforce Your Legal Rights

Your employer has a duty to keep the workplace safe. If you were injured or lost a loved one due to workplace violence, you have important rights. You could be entitled to benefits such as wage replacement and medical costs through workers’ compensation. You may even have a personal injury claim based on considerations such as:

  • Did your employer have a zero-tolerance policy for intimidation, harassment or threats in the workplace?
  • Was your employer aware of warning signs?
  • Did your employer offer training on how to identify and handle potentially violent situations?
  • Did your employer conduct sufficient background checks before hiring?
  • Did your employer fail to take steps to improve an unsafe workplace?

An attorney can evaluate your options based on what happened.

Proven Guidance And $1 Million-Plus Results

For more than 35 years, injured workers across North Carolina have turned to the legal team at Ganly & Ramer, P.L.L.C., in Asheville for trusted guidance. We have successfully handled some of the state’s most significant workers’ compensation claims. What’s more, we have won several million-dollar-plus victories for work injury victims.

Allman v. Union Butterfield— co-counsel for widows of two employees shot and killed at work by a recently terminated employee. Recovered over $9,000,000, including a $7,900,000 jury verdict which is the highest workplace violence jury verdict in the United States.

Learn More Today

Backed by a reputation for excellence, we will work hard to fight for your rights and pursue a fair recovery. Learn more by reaching out to us online or calling 828-348-6957. The consultation is free, and we don’t charge fees unless we win compensation for you.