As a midwife you have responsibility for what is perhaps one of the most amazing processes we know – the process of a woman giving birth to a baby. Many midwives deliver dozens of babies over the course of their career, and often many more than that.
Certainly, this is not a career where you would expect many midwives to be injured as a result of doing their job. However there could be instances where a midwife might be hurt in some way. It is this type of situation that might eventually result in midwife injury compensation taking place.
Slips, trips and falls
Anyone in any job can suffer an accident because they slipped, tripped or fell in some manner. Sometimes you may simply be clumsy and have a freak accident no one could have predicted. However, there are other times when you might be injured because a lack of care was present in terms of health and safety.
Health and safety rules apply to every workplace you can think of. Midwives will often work in hospital delivery suites as well as visiting expectant mothers at home. They may also work in clinics. In every case they have a right to expect to work in safe surroundings. If anything goes wrong they could have a case to argue for midwife injury compensation.
The potential knock-on effect on a midwife’s career
As you can imagine, some injuries can affect the way you work. A back injury caused through inappropriate lifting techniques because you haven’t been trained in manual handling could result in being unable to work in the same way you did. The same applies with all other injuries if they are serious enough. To this end, it is always worth finding out whether any amount of compensation could be paid out if you have been injured while you were at work.
Whatever you were doing at the time and however you were injured, make sure you call Accident Advice Helpline. We have been in this line of work for many years and have amassed extensive experience that could be of significant use to you now. Call on 0800 689 0500 and find out if your injuries may lead to a successful outcome with regard to compensation.
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead