Employees who are absent from work as a result of a serious physical assault by a patient/client incurred in the course of their duties are covered by the Serious Physical Assault Scheme. Payment is conditional on the assault occurring in the actual discharge of the employee's duties and without his/her own fault.
Long Term Absence Benefit Schemes Guidelines December 2012
Further details of the scheme can be found in the HSE's Terms and Conditions of Employment. Click here to read more.