The claimant was a Healthcare Assistant who worked in the seclusion suite at a psychiatric hospital. A patient was under constant supervision by two other assistants at all times. She went to check on the two assistants to see if they wanted refreshments and were told it was safe to enter the room. The patient then hit her hard in the face causing psychological injuries.
The Trust had a duty of care not to place the Claimant in a position of foreseeable risk.