Working as a hospital porter means you will undertake all kinds of duties. You will usually help transport patients from area to area as requested. This could mean taking them to theatre, to x-ray or to other parts of the hospital if treatment is required or if any other process is to be completed. It means helping people in wheelchairs and pushing beds from one part of the hospital to the other.
It might also involve providing advice to lots of different people as they move throughout the hospital. You will get to know the layout much better than many other people who are there. You’ll also be likely to deal with laundry and handling many other duties of a physical nature.
Why might you consider claiming hospital porter injury compensation?
Since this role involves a lot of physical work, you would expect to receive appropriate training for it. For example you would usually receive manual handling training so you can lift things safely and also move them from place to place without incurring any injuries. If this does not happen, there may be a greater chance you could be injured as a result.
Hospital porter injury compensation may be paid out for an injury you sustain that was not your fault. However you must also be able to prove it was down to negligence on the part of a third party. This will help you discern whether or not you can make a compensation claim.
Do you work as a hospital porter?
Perhaps you have been injured in some way in the last three years. Maybe you slipped on a wet floor that wasn’t signed. Maybe you injured your hand moving a bed when you hadn’t received proper training on how to do so. There could be all kinds of situations you are confronted with each day, and yet you would never assume any of them would result in an injury for you.
If you have been hurt and you are wondering whether you have a chance to claim compensation, you could get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500. We are always here to make sure you get the no-obligation advice you could benefit from when you have been injured at work, or anywhere else for that matter. Don’t you deserve to get proper advice right now?
Date Published: September 12, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead