If you work in the NHS you will know that it can be a busy and demanding job. You will likely be working with a large number of people every day and under pressure to meet the needs of your patients. There are a number of different risks for NHS injuries at work, including being hurt by patients, malfunctioning medical equipment, contact with infection and disease, use of potentially dangerous medical tools such as dirty needles or simply slips, trips and falls.
Reported NHS injuries include broken bones, dislocated limbs, scratches and lacerations, electric shocks, fractures, sprains and strains, biohazard injuries and infection. There are accident-reporting systems in place in the NHS to help prevent further injuries and put in place health and safety procedures, but not all accidents are prevented. As an NHS employee you should be properly trained for any equipment you need to use in your job as well as the procedures that are in place to make your job as safe as possible.
Have you been injured at work?
If you have suffered NHS injuries at work you have every right to make a claim. You should not feel guilty for making a claim against an employer or someone who has been negligent. If the proper health and safety procedures have not been followed you are entitled to make a claim. Making a claim can also alert the employer to the seriousness of the hazards they are leaving employees open to. Injuries can often cause a lot of problems, not only for the person injured, but also for their family. Families often suffer if a family member is hurt and making a claim could help with the financial side of the problem
What can Accident Advice Helpline do?
At Accident Advice Helpline we have the experience of 14 years in the industry so we have the knowledge and expertise to help you in making a claim after suffering an injury. We have a no win, no fee policy, which means you won’t pay unless your claim is successful. If you need advice on what you can do just call our 24-hour helpline for free on 0800 689 0500 for no-obligation advice that can help you in deciding if making a claim for your injury is right for you. Otherwise you can use our online claim calculator to find out how much you could be entitled to.
Date Published: February 6, 2015
Author: David Brown