In 2010 – 2011 there were 285 assaults on paramedics with 128 being bashed in the course of their work duties. Ambulance Victoria said that they will not tolerate such behaviour and will pursue criminal charges against assailants.

If you have been the victim of a physical assault or similar crime while at work call Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for advice on 1800 000 055 or make an enquiry now at www.victimsofcrime.com.au

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