Needlestick Injury claims
If you work in the healthcare industry, the emergency services or are employed to clear land and have suffered an injury due to receiving a puncture or wound from a needlestick, sharp or syringe then you may be able to claim compensation. This is the case whether the injury was caused by the needle or sharp being in use or unsafely discarded.
A wound from a needle may seem a small thing initially but can result in infection and even mental injury or trauma in some cases. Both of these can be claimed for.
It is the case that needlestick and sharps account for about 400,000 injuries to NHS staff each year*. Whilst sharps are supposed to be disposed of safely in a “sharps” bucket, sometimes this does not happen. They may be discarded in a waste bin, lost in bedding or left on the floor. Resulting in subsequent injury.
However you come across your injury it is your employer’s duty to ensure that you are not injured at work. If that duty is not adhered to then you may be able to make a claim. The claim can include for the physical injury, the trauma and stress involved, the cost of any treatment and possibly any loss of income. A claim can be made on a No Win No Fee basis and you will not pay us a penny.
Those that can be at risk include
• Hospital Cleaners
• Workers in day care or old people’s homes
• Dentists / Dental Technicians
• People sent to clean up land
• Youth Workers
*Needlestick Injuries; NHS Employers, 2009.
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If you have been the victim of an injury from a needlestick, sharp or syringe then we can help you claim the compensation you deserve. Applebys will make a no-win, no-fee, compensation claim for any injuries you suffered due to your injury.
Wherever you are in the UK, you can get your claim underway immediately by getting in touch with Applebys Solicitors now. Contact us now for a free consultation about your needlestick claim.
Each medical claim is different, and the compensation will vary depending on the severity of the injuries. We evaluate each case to determine the extent of the injuries, any long-lasting effects or impairment, lost time from work and any other related expenses resulting from the accident. In general, more serious or permanent injuries will result in a higher settlement.