Nursing is a demanding yet rewarding profession. You can specialise in some areas or work with specific groups of people, such as with the elderly or the very young. Some nurses also specialise in various skills, such as taking blood samples.
If you work as a nurse you can be on your feet for much of the day. With so many different duties to get on with, you can imagine how tiring it can be. The last thing you would want then is to be injured in some way, particularly if those injuries are not of your own doing.
Might this lead to a nurse injury compensation claim payment?
It all depends on how you are injured and whether or not you can actually prove someone else caused the injury to be suffered in the first place. For example, regardless of whether you work in a hospital, a care home, a GP’s surgery or anywhere else, you have a right to expect that workplace to be safe in every respect. There should be no potential hazards around that could be harmful, and a risk assessment should confirm this is the case. Risk assessments can also identify any problems that can be resolved so they don’t cause any problems.
A nurse injury compensation claim may be paid if an injury warrants medical attention and had a specific cause that could have been prevented. For example nurses should receive proper manual handling training so they are not at risk of injury when they lift patients or help them move around. Compensation might also be payable for stress and other similar problems if no mental health advice or support has been given. Sprains, strains and even slips and trips can also result in a potential claim being made.
How can you see whether you could claim?
The most important thing is to get advice from a professional lawyer as quickly as you can. This will ensure any claim you can make can begin as soon as possible. You have three years from the date of your injury though, so even if it occurred a while back you still have time to claim.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500. We offer no-obligation advice that could determine whether you are in a good position to get compensation for what happened to cause you a nasty injury.
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead