As a paramedic you will be called out to lots of different emergencies each day. They could involve injuries or illnesses but in both cases they will involve people who need urgent medical care. In some cases the paramedics arriving on-site will be responsible for saving lives, and they never know what they might face.
The last thing you might expect while working as a paramedic is to be the one who needs help after suffering an injury. Few paramedics will be hurt while on duty, but it can and does occasionally happen. Sometimes it will be as a result of negligence, and in these cases there is a reasonable chance you might get paramedic injury compensation.
Examples of incidents that may potentially occur
While most paramedics will do their duty and not find themselves in a situation where they are injured, it might happen from time to time. For example, if the ambulance you use is old and is not properly equipped to get people in and out of with ease, you could be injured as a result of taking someone’s weight to help them in. Lower back injuries might also be caused in other ways, but these instances can be reduced if proper training is provided in manual handling techniques.
Injuries can be caused in other ways as well. Needlestick injuries can potentially happen to paramedics, leaving them concerned as to whether they have contracted an illness or disease from coming into contact with the needle. If you are subsequently tested for illnesses as severe as HIV and you need to wait weeks for the results, this can have an adverse effect on your life.
Getting proper advice
As you find yourself in a situation where you may be emotional, upset and dealing with an injury sustained through your work, it makes sense to seek no-obligation advice concerning the likelihood of claiming paramedic injury compensation.
So why not contact Accident Advice Helpline today? The only call you need to make is to 0800 689 0500 and this will put you through to our friendly advisors. They can consider the facts of your case and possibly match you with one of our professional injury compensation lawyers too. Get the advice you deserve today and start things rolling towards a potentially-successful outcome. Don’t run out of time – you have three years in which to make that claim.
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead