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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 as a hospital worker?


    If you have been injured whilst working in a hospital, you will probably want to know, ‘Can I claim as a hospital worker?’ If you intend to file a compensation claim against your employer, the best thing you can do is to call Accident Advice Helpline on the freephone number 0800 689 0500. Regardless of whether you have developed contact dermatitis, sustained a back injury, or slipped, tripped or fallen at work, you can claim compensation as a hospital worker. The only condition you need to comply with is to prove that your employer was responsible for your injury.

    Work-related dermatitis

    Working conditions within hospitals are known to cause dermatitis. You might have developed contact dermatitis by simply being exposed to enzymes, chemicals, dust, or fungi without wearing proper protective equipment. Although there is no cure for contact dermatitis, there are many treatments that you can opt for in order to ease the discomfort and pain usually accompanying this condition. People who suffer from contact dermatitis can spend a great deal of money before they find an effective combination of creams and ointments to treat this skin condition. Regrettably, some will never find that ‘lucky’ combination.

    Back injuries

    Back injuries are another condition that a hospital worker can sustain. Working with patients in hospitals can be very difficult. Some of them need to be shown compassion; others need careful supervision, whilst others need someone to take care of them physically. This means that a hospital worker must be ready not only to listen to and encourage patients, or to handle delicate situations, but also to give patients a bath, help them stand up or sit down, and even lift them from the floor when they collapse. Lifting and carrying patients from one place to another can lead to back injuries.

    Slips, trips and falls at work

    Anyone can slip, trip and fall at work. In fact, slips, trips, and falls are the most common accidents occurring in workplaces everywhere in the world. Many of these accidents, however, can be prevented by training staff and carrying out risk assessments in order to identify and eliminate any current or potential risks from the workplace. Although common workplace hazards, such as leaks and damaged floors, can be solved easily, many employees, including those who work in hospitals, still become injured as a result of slip, trip and fall accidents.

    Can I claim as a hospital worker?

    If you have developed contact dermatitis, injured your back after lifting and carrying patients, had a slip, trip and fall accident at work, or suffered an injury as the result of a similar situation, you may be able to claim as a hospital worker, compensation from your employer. We invite you to get in touch with our experienced personal injury solicitors to discuss your entitlement to compensation. Your call is confidential, and it does not place you under any obligation to pursue a claim if you do not wish to do so. If now is not the right time for you to speak to us, you can call us when it is convenient for you. Accident Advice Helpline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are waiting for your call!

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    Date Published: February 16, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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