Nurses and doctors have stressful jobs and are under intense pressure to meet the needs of their patients. In particular, emergency nurses can have a lot of pressure put upon them which means they may spend a lot of time rushing around their ward.
Of course, slips, trips and falls can happen at any time, and it is not always someone’s fault that a nurse is injured at work. However, if you are a nurse and have fallen because someone was negligent in your workplace, you could be entitled to compensation.
You may suffer from an injury due to a piece of faulty equipment as a result of poor equipment maintenance. In addition, stressed and worried patients or patient relatives may become aggressive and you could be injured because of someone in the ward or emergency department. If so, this could be due to a lack of security staff on call to help you.
Needlestick injuries are common when compared to other injuries therefore safety procedures should be in place to help prevent this. In addition, nurses spend a lot of time moving and handling equipment and patients. This could lead to a back injury if training is not provided. If you have suffered a nurse injury at work, you could claim compensation.
Nursing health and safety
Nursing can be a rewarding job but it can be stressful. Employers should have a health and safety policy in place to ensure that nurses get enough sleep between shifts and to ensure that they have a resource for those who become overwhelmed with the pressures of the job.
There should also be risk assessments in place to ensure that nurses are protected from general injury hazards. If these health and safety policies are not reviewed regularly and you suffer an injury, you could be entitled to compensation for a nurse injury at work.
How to get representation
Accident Advice Helpline works with a team of solicitors from around the UK so we can arrange representation for you if you wish to make your compensation claim with us. Contact us via our website and we can arrange a time to discuss your claim.
Alternatively, if you wish to speak with us sooner, contact us via our free 24-hour helpline for no-obligation advice from our team. We offer a no win, no fee policy so you have no need to worry if you are under some financial pressure after your accident at work.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: December 12, 2014