Assaults on Public Transport
Translink has recently released statistics to highlight that its staff and passengers were assaulted 115 times in the first eight months of 2018,
Figures made available to BBC News NI recorded 69 physical attacks, including sexual assault and there were also 46 incidents of people being verbally threatened or abused
Almost 700 incidents have been recorded in the past five years.
“These attacks can be quite serious and threaten lives,” said Davy Thompson, regional coordinating officer for Unite Union. “Translink management must ensure the safety of their staff and whilst we acknowledge that the company has improved the level of support offered to affected workers, unfortunately in way too many cases staff end up out of pocket due to the long-term impact of such assaults on their health”.
If you have been a victim of an assault on public transport, and have suffered injury and/or a loss of earnings as a result, we can help. At MTB we specialise in Personal Injury litigation and our ‘Plaintiff: Mainly Claimant’ department was ranked as number 1 in Northern Ireland by The Legal 500. Contact us on 028 9032 9801 for a free consultation.