A good friend of mine works for a government department here in Canberra which deals with people face to face daily.
Recently, she was involved in a nasty incident in the workplace. An object was thrown at her by a disgruntled member of the public, resulting in a trip to the hospital, a tetanus shot and 6 stitches to her face.
The workplace has now upped security by placing glass around the work station meaning objects can no longer be thrown and she, along with other work collegues recieved counselling, but is this enough?
She isn’t sure if she would be entitled to anything (workers compensation?) and I don’t know where to send her. Legal Aid are unable to provide advice for this matter.
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Can anybody offer any kind of advice? Anything would be appreciated.