Prison officer developed PTSD after hearing graphic description of sex offences

February 15, 2011

I was delighted to see that the former prison officer who developed post traumatic stress disorder because he was required to listen to prisoners’ graphic descriptions of sex offences, obtained compensation this week. Despite having no qualifications or experience as a therapist he was placed on a wing comprised entirely of sex offenders at Grendon prison in Buckinghamshire. Mr Heaven developed the condition after being involved in discussions with the prisoners five times per week. He was signed off work as a result of his condition and was awarded six-figure compensation as a result. If you have developed a psychological condition as a result of your work, contact one of our qualified and experienced personal injury solicitors for free advice about making a work accident claim.

Posted by: Cheryl Abrahams

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