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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

    Needlestick injuries


    It’s the stuff of horror stories; needlestick injuries conjure up tabloid horror stories of people being attacked by a random person with ill on their mind. And it is true; people waiting to find out if they have got a possibly deadly disease from needlestick injuries are put through a huge amount of stress, with the agony of waiting months for test results to come through. The positive news is that it is very rare that anyone will contract a disease as a result of a needle stick injury. But that doesn’t take away the stress that you would have gone through in the process of waiting for your test results. That not knowing period can be deeply stressful and something for which you might be able to claim compensation.

    Claiming for needlestick injuries

    Check this list to see if there is anything that fits your situation.

    1. If you were behaving in the process of your job or in an understandable fashion (i.e. you did not purposely stick your hand into a needle bin).

    2. A needle punctured your skin.

    For a claim to win, it is not necessary to prove that you have got a disease as a result of the injury.

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    Take our quick 30-second test to see if you can make a claim for needlestick injuries.

    What will happen when you make a claim?

    Factors that will be taken into account when deciding on the level of compensation that should be awarded include assessing the anguish that the needlestick injury claimant experiences during the “limbo” period; when a victim does not know if they have contracted a disease or not.

    Your accident must have happened in the last three years and you must have received medical attention for your injuries. Your medical evidence will play an important part in the success of your claim. Other evidence might include witness statements and photographs. If you would like to discuss the claim process in more detail, give us a call.

     

    The impact on claimants

    Many claimants from needlestick injuries find that they have to take a significant amount of time off work, that their personal relationships are affected while they find out if they have contracted a disease and that there is often a deep emotional trauma. Accident Advice Helpline can help you take the next steps to finding out if you can make a claim.

    Give us a call today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone. If you would prefer that we call you then text ‘claim365’ to 88010.

    Date Published: 14th March 2013

    Author: thewritersbarn

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