When working as a nurse, you are used to looking after other people. You are likely to be regularly in contact with all sorts of diseases and other ailments, perhaps even death. You may be professionally able to deal with this. Relatively few people, however, consider the risks that nurses run on a daily basis. Working with sick people in a hospital, or in their own homes, can have potentially harmful effects. If you had an accident as a nurse, in a hospital or other medical workplace environment, that happened in the last three years and which meant you had to seek medical help, you could be entitled to claim financial compensation.
Your legal protection
There are a number of laws and regulations in the workplace covering the nursing profession. This means that you are safeguarded in hospitals, GP surgeries, patients’ homes, accident scenes or other workplace environments. These laws and regulations were introduced over the years to ensure professionals’ health and safety, because nobody should run the risk of suffering an accident or injury without some form of legal protection. This may include financial compensation for accidents or injuries suffered.
Your accident as a nurse may have left you with significant physical or mental injuries. After your accident, you may be finding it difficult to perform your medical duties with the same standards of care and diligence. You may be liable for high medical fees or experience a significant loss of earnings. You may be able to claim financial compensation for your accident if it was not your fault, it happened in the last three years and meant that you had to seek medical attention.
What can we do to help?
When you contact Accident Advice Helpline, one of our expert advisers will be able to tell you within minutes if you have a potential claim for compensation. They will go through all the details of your accident as a nurse. They should be able to determine whether any laws or regulations were breached when you had your accident and who may be responsible for it. If you have a strong claim and wish to pursue it, they will put your case in the hands of one of our expert legal representatives. Accident Advice Helpline has specialist lawyers throughout the UK, and we will select one who has experience which is relevant to your accident as a nurse to handle your claim from start to finish, keeping you up to date every step of the way.
Seeking nurse accident advice
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today by calling 0800 180 4123 or try our free 30-second claim calculator to get nurse accident advice and find out how much compensation you could be entitled to receive.
Date Published: February 16, 2014
Author: David Brown