If you are a nurse and you have been injured in an accident at work, you may be eligible to make a nurse accident claim. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have dealt with numerous such cases, and we have the experience and the workforce required to help you make a successful claim.
There is no doubt that nurses provide a vital service to the society. They often work long hours and it is not surprising that most of them take days off due to stress-related complications. Nurses are also vulnerable to accidents in the workplace.
These accidents may be caused by using faulty equipment, slippery floors in the hospital, obstructed corridors or even spillages in the workplace. Furthermore, nurses can contract infectious diseases from the patients they are tending. They may also develop illnesses owing to exposure to harmful medicines and other toxins found in hospitals. While some of these accidents result in injuries that are readily apparent such as fractures and sprains, others might lead to illnesses that take a long time to manifest.
Grounds for making the claim
Like other employers in the UK, those in the health sector are legally obligated to provide a safe and healthy environment for their employees and patients. This means that as a nurse, your employer owes you a duty of care. If you feel that your employer’s negligence or carelessness led to your accident, then you may have valid grounds to make a nurse accident claim.
You can only claim compensation from your employer if you can prove that their actions, or lack thereof, directly resulted in your accident and subsequent injuries. This might have happened in several ways. For instance, you can prove that your employer failed to provide adequate protective clothing for you or they failed to give you proper training to enable you to use new equipment in the hospital.
You also need to prove that the hazard or circumstances that led to your accident existed for a long time and your employer failed to take sufficient steps to prevent disaster.
Can Accident Advice Helpline assist me?
We can only help you with your nurse accident claim if you were not responsible for the accident and if you sustained injuries that were serious enough to warrant medical attention. Additionally, you have to make a compensation claim within three years of the accident’s occurrence.
You can use the 30-second calculator on our website to check the validity of your claim. This innovative tool will also help you to determine the estimated compensation you are entitled to claim.
Accident Advice Helpline works with personal injury solicitors who specialise in nurse accidents. We can quickly match you up with a solicitor who is qualified to handle your case.
As a leading personal injury law firm, we are proud to have helped thousands of people to receive the compensation they deserve for their injuries. We would be happy to help you with your accident claim. Contact us using the online claim form on our website or by dialling 0800 180 4123.
Date Published: February 15, 2014
Author: David Brown