Indemnification against assault

Article 29

An employee (and in the event of his death, his dependants) shall be indemnified against financial loss caused by violent or criminal assault which in the opinion of the employer was suffered in the course of, or as a consequence of, his employment.

Indemnification shall be as follows:

  1. Death within 1 year from the date of the assault – the equivalent to 2 years' gross remuneration at the rate applying at the date of the assault or £7,500 whichever is the less where the employee has left 1 or more dependants and otherwise £200.

  2. In the event of total disablement from continuing in the employment followed at the date of the assault – the equivalent of the gross weekly remuneration of the employee at the date of the assault for each week of such disablement before he or she has attained the age of 65 years, after the deduction of all monies received as compensation for the injury inflicted, of all National Insurance benefits, of all sick pay, pension or gratuity received from the employing authority and of all remuneration earned in any other employment (subject to a maximum payment to any one employee of £2,000 in any one year for a period not exceeding ten years).

  3. A dependant means:
    • a wife residing with her husband at the time of his death, or, if not residing, wholly or substantially supported by him
    • husband wholly or substantially incapacitated from the following gainful employment and
    • a child who has not attained the age of 16 years at the time of the parent's death or who has not attained the age of 19 years and is following a course of full-time education or is regarded as an apprentice under the statutory provisions relating to Family Allowances

The foregoing are minimum payments and may be increased by the employer in the light of circumstances.

Last Updated - February 2016