One of the most stressful and demanding jobs out there today surely has to be that of a paramedic. And yet it is also incredibly rewarding. Think about the lives you could save and the people you could help, and all on a daily basis too.
Of course it helps to be fit if you work in this role. You will be on your feet for much of the day and you need to be able to take the right actions in every circumstance as well. You can imagine then that being injured could make your work very difficult. Indeed, your personal life may suffer as well, especially if your injury limits what you can do.
How could paramedics be hurt?
For the majority of the time, paramedics will work in safe surroundings. They will have modern equipment that is fit for purpose. However, if this is not the case they could find themselves injured as a result of something going wrong when they least expect it. For instance, lifting equipment may not work properly, leaving the paramedic to lift someone instead. Even if they only partially lift someone it could leave them with severe injuries.
Paramedics injured on duty could also be attacked by people they are trying to help, or by bystanders. Thankfully such things are rare but there have been instances where this has occurred. This may leave a paramedic suffering from both physical and mental injuries – both of which might prevent them from being able to go back to work.
Knowing how to move forward
If you are one of the few paramedics injured on duty each year, you could have a chance to claim compensation for the injuries you suffered. It all depends on whether you can prove that negligence led to your injuries occurring. If this is so, you could get help now from Accident Advice Helpline.
AAH has years of experience of dealing with all kinds of compensation claim situations. There is a chance we might be able to handle yours too. All you need to do is call us. The number you can get in touch on is 0800 689 0500. Our team is highly-trained to deal with all manner of situations and circumstances, so you should call us as soon as possible to see if you could get compensation for the accident or injury you suffered at work.
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead