Here at Accident Advice helpline, we offer free legal advice through our telephone helpline which is relevant and reliable and always given without obligation. If you choose to proceed with making a claim using our lawyer in Clifton, then we are happy to handle your claim on a no-win, no-fee basis.
Lawyer in Clifton
Our accident lawyer in Clifton team can provide legal representation to anyone living in the Clifton area that has been hurt or injured in an accident that was not their own fault. At Accident Advice Helpline, our accident lawyer in Clifton team has experience of dealing with all different types of accidents.
A common accident that they deal with is work related accident injuries. Work related injuries can occur in any work place whether it is a factory, a restaurant, a shop, an office, a building site or a hospital.
If you are a healthcare worker and you have been injured in an incident involving a sharp medical device that could have been contaminated by the body fluids of a patient, you are probably feeling worried and concerned right now. There are many rules, regulations and procedures that are put in place to prevent this sort of injury occurring.
Accident Advice Helpline: help when you need it most
If you have been injured in an incident of this type which was not your fault, then you may be thinking about making a claim for a work related injury. This can be handled effectively and professionally by a specialist law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline using our lawyer in Clifton. As we have been established for over 15 years, we have a wide range of experience in this type of claim. Here are some important facts about this type of injury.
- It is estimated that around 100,000 sharps related injuries occur each year in the NHS alone. If you add on the incidents in private hospitals and care homes, then this amounts to a staggering total of incidents. It is the second most common injury in the NHS after musculoskeletal problems, which are often caused by lifting heavy objects of course.
- A sharp is a needle, blade, scalpel or other sharp medical device that is needed in healthcare but which can also potentially injure workers. Sharps injuries are caused by the instrument penetrating the skin. This is also sometimes called a per cutaneous injury. It can happen when sharps are being stored, prepared, used or disposed of.
- Though the injury itself may be painful, it is rarely the main problem. The main risk is a potential exposure to pathogens – germs – that may have been on the equipment because they were contaminated by the blood of another person – usually a patient. There are a number of blood-borne viruses that cause concern and they are:
- Hepatitis B (HBV)
- Hepatitis C (HCV)
- Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) – which causes Acquired Immune Deficiency (AIDS)
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim, call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.