Workplace violence is not a new phenomenon. But recent statistical analyses reflect how prevalent a problem it is for employees and employers — and suggest it is a growing concern.
Beyond the physical effects, including potential injuries and fatalities, victims of violence and those who are indirectly exposed can experience post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression and burnout. Violence can also be costly to employers, contributing to workers’ compensation claims, litigation, lost productivity, property damage and additional expenses.
Given the substantial nature of this risk, it’s vital that employers create and regularly update and test workplace violence response plans. They must also understand how insurance coverage may respond and consider supplementing workers’ compensation insurance with additional forms of coverage.
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