Working in a hospital can often be a very demanding job. With increasing numbers of patients admitted to hospitals for care, hospital staff may find themselves under a great deal of pressure whilst doing their job. The demands can be physical as well as mental stress. A lot of hospital staff will likely be on their feet much of the time and this could lead to a slip or a fall. Worryingly there are a number of reported cases of violence towards hospital staff, including attack with a weapon, being bitten and being knocked unconscious. If you are injured whilst working in a hospital you could be entitled to compensation.
Of course there should be health and safety procedures in place to reduce the number of injured hospital staff, but if you do fall and are injured whilst working you could be entitled to compensation. The nature of the job means that there are a lot of different types of machinery and tools that as a hospital worker you may be using frequently. If these become faulty and cause injury and is not your fault there may well be a chance you could claim compensation for the injury. Hospital staff are also exposed to dirty needles and infections and if procedures are not followed correctly these could harm staff.
Potential problems for injured hospital staff
Obviously injured hospital staff will need to consider the impact their injury can have on their work, as it could cause difficulty in carrying out the tasks you normally do at work. This may lead you to needing to take time off work as a result of the injury, which could cause a number of problems including financial difficulties for you. Claiming compensation could make things easier for you after dealing with a personal injury from work.
How can we help?
At Accident Advice Helpline, we want to help you if you have been injured at work and it is not your fault. We understand it can be a difficult time, so we offer a no-obligation advice service that leaves you with no pressure to continue with a claim. We have 14 years’ experience in the industry and we have plenty of expert injury compensation advisors who will be able to let you know if making a no win, no fee* claim is possible for you. You can call on our 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 or use our 30-second online claim calculator to see how much you could be entitled to claim.
Date Published: February 6, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Hospital accident claims