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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Can I claim for an accident as a nurse?

    Can I claim for an accident as a nurse? Nursing today can be a stressful and highly demanding profession.  Although there are more safeguards in place, the nature of the job means that nurses have to deal with inherently risky situations on a daily basis.  Unfortunately, sometimes this means that accidents can happen.  Dealing with disease, people in pain or despair, or working with surgeons in an operating theatre has its risks, which can lead to injuries.  Although this may be so, this does not mean you are not entitled to compensation. If you are wondering whether you can claim for an accident as a nurse, you would be well advised to contact us to check through your legal options.

    Document what you know about your accident

    Accident Advice Helpline helps thousands of people every year to claim compensation for accidents they did not cause themselves.  Typically, we would be able to help you if your accident happened in the last three years and required medical attention.  It is important that you document everything that you know about the accident, especially all the other people who were involved in it.  Starting a financial claim process for your nursing accident means establishing who was to blame for it, even if they did so indirectly.

    Should I feel guilty about claiming compensation?

    If you had an accident that was not your fault, there is no need to feel guilty for exploring your options for compensation.  After all, you may need the money to pay for medical bills, loss of earnings or increased expenses that come as a result of your accident.  Establishing who caused your accident as a nurse simply means you can show that you did not cause your own injuries.  Even though the other people involved in your accident may have had the best intentions – you may even be on friendly terms with them – this should not inhibit you from claiming the financial compensation that could be rightfully yours.

    Health and safety laws and regulations

    Working as a nurse, your health and safety are safeguarded by a series of laws and regulations.  These are designed to ensure that you can claim for nursing accident compensation, if your accident happened in the last three years and you were not at fault.  When you call Accident Advice Helpline, one of our expert advisers will be able to tell you free of charge whether you have a strong case. Our advisers are highly experienced, helping thousands of professionals every year.  This means that they will be able to judge your ability to claim, even though nursing is a specialised profession and is highly regulated.

    What should I do next?

    Contact Accident Advice Helpline regarding your accident as a nurse at any time of the day or night. Our helpline is open 24 hours on 0800 689 0500, and don’t forget that we work on a no win no fee basis so there are no upfront fees for you to find and nothing to pay if your claim is unsuccessful.

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    Date Published: February 16, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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