A court case has ended with Whipps Cross NHS Trust being found liable for the obsessive compulsive disorder a trainee nurse developed while working at Whipps Cross Hospital. She pricked her finger while at work and subsequently became nervous of contamination. This led to a severe OCD disorder and the court heard she was eventually dismissed from the position she held at the hospital.
The damages for OCD compensation amounted to £75,000, of which £20,000 was awarded as a consequence of the pain and suffering she had gone through. Her marriage also broke down as a result of the initial injury that led to the OCD condition.
While the finger pricking incident was an accident, it occurred because the sharps bin containing the needles was ‘over full’ and therefore became a safety liability. The needle was dirty and she had to undergo a series of blood tests to rule out any infection. While she was lucky in this respect she then started to worry about infection and was concerned about infection from other areas as well. The OCD spiralled as a consequence of this initial incident, which the hospital admitted liability for.
Could an accident like this lead to compensation for you?
Every compensation claim is seen as an individual case. The specific facts of your particular case will be assessed in order to determine whether you could be entitled to make such a claim. OCD compensation is not a term you will hear often, but as we have seen it can result in a successful claim as it did in this case. It is most important to find out where you stand legally and whether you have evidence that negligence was to blame for your accident.
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When you visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website you will see you can take a quick test to determine whether you can claim compensation for your injuries. Regardless of whether these are related to potential OCD compensation or not, it is a good idea to start with this test and to talk with a professional injury compensation lawyer at Accident Advice Helpline as soon as you can. Our friendly team is well-trained and they can support you all the way through a no win, no fee* claim. Get in touch now on our freephone number – 0800 689 0500 – and see what happens next.
Source: Daily Mail
Date Published: August 12, 2014
Author: David Brown