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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Injury lawyer Middleham


    Had an accident whilst working in hospital? An injury lawyer in Middleham can take the pain out of your claim!

    Healthcare workers are particularly vulnerable to accidents and injuries due to the nature of their work with sharp related instruments and coming into contact with patients’ bodily fluids.

    If you or someone you know, has come into contact with a patient’s body fluids as a result of a sharp related instrument then you may be extremely anxious about the impact of the accident on your own health.  Whilst there are procedures and regulations in place to reduce the number of incidents occurring with sharp instruments, unfortunately accidents occur when you least expect it and they may have far reaching implications for health care workers, both within the NHS and private sector.

    Sharp related instruments

    A sharp related instrument can be a needle, blade, scalpel or other sharp medical instrument that is used whilst working in the health care workplace.  These sharp instruments can puncture or penetrate the skin and this can occur whenever a sharp instrument is handled, stored, prepared or disposed of.  

    The risks to your health

    • Bacteria from the patient may be present on the instrument and if it punctures your skin, then it can be transferred to you through injury compromising your own health
    • Blood borne viruses are particularly worrying such as Hepatitis, HIV and AIDS.

    Although rare, a workplace employee may actually develop the infection themselves and need to undergo further tests to establish if this is the case.  This can cause considerable stress and anxiety for the employee and their family whilst test results are obtained.  In some cases, the employee is offered drugs to prevent the infection developing and this can cause symptoms to develop that are unpleasant and debilitating.

    Making a claim for healthcare related injury using an injury lawyer?

    If you have suffered a painful injury as the result of coming into contact with a sharp related instrument in the workplace as a result of an accident or incident that wasn’t your fault within the last 3 years’, then you may be eligible to make an injury compensation claim using an injury lawyer with Accident Advice Helpline.  Just call their helpful advisors 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 to find out how easy it is to process your claim using an injury lawyer.  They will act on your behalf on a 100% no win no fee* basis, meaning you don’t have the additional worry of financial obligations.

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    Accident Advice Helpline have over 13 years’ experience in processing injury claims and are proud to provide this service in a reliable, dependable and accountable manner with their injury lawyer. Just go online and find out if you can claim with their unique 30 second test!

    Date Published: 13th October 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.