Working in a hospital in any capacity is demanding. In the case of working as a nurse or doctor, the hours can be long and you could face many different situations during the course of a single day.
While hospital staff are not normally injured during their shifts, there are situations that may crop up that could lead to someone being hurt. For example you might be walking along a corridor between wards and you could slip over on the floor if it is wet and hasn’t been signed as such. You might also be hurt if you walk across the car park during the winter and it has not been de-iced, which could lead to a slip or a fall.
What other accidents might happen?
You may receive an electric shock from a piece of equipment if you are unlucky enough to use something that has not been checked as being safe to use. While incidents such as these are rare, this doesn’t mean they will never happen at all. Hospital staff injury compensation could be paid in situations where the injured person has been hurt and someone else is clearly found to be at fault.
In some cases the fault lies with the employer. Every employer has a duty of care towards the people they employ. If you work in a hospital and you are not properly trained to take on your role, or you are not given equipment you need to do your job safely, this could mean you are put at potential risk of injury.
Could you claim hospital staff injury compensation?
You may be able to if your injury happened within the last three years. You must also be able to prove someone else was responsible for that injury. Negligence is something that must be proven to be the case for your compensation claim to go through successfully.
Make sure you have a chance to make a no win, no fee* claim by calling 0800 689 0500 today. This puts you through to Accident Advice Helpline, and there is a chance our lawyers could potentially help you with your case. Find out the facts and see whether they will support you through a no win, no fee* claims procedure. With our help you might be in with a chance of success, so call the free enquiry line today.
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead