Needlestick injury compensation claims
Needlestick injury compensation claims can be made when someone has suffered as a result of a needlestick injury in work that wasn’t their fault.
While a punctured needle can be very painful, it is actually the risk of infection of diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis B and C that causes the most concern for victims of needlestick injuries. Even if someone affected by a needlestick injury does not get infected, the psychological stress they suffer can be great, and they may consequently require counselling.
Needlestick injury compensation claims can help victims cover the costs that arise from being infected by these diseases, as well as the physical and psychological injuries they cause.
Who can make a needlestick injury compensation claim?
It is up to your employer to ensure that you work in a safe environment. There should be procedures in place to safeguard you from the risk of needlestick injuries, but sometimes these procedures may not be sufficient or someone else’s negligence may lead to injury.
People working in an environment with needles most commonly make compensation claims. These include nurses, doctors, hospital porters and cleaners.
Who should I speak to about making a needlestick injury compensation claim?
Accident Advice Helpline have provided expert advice on compensation claims to people for over 10 years. We can take your calls 24/7 on our freephone helpline and all our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis.
Call us today to speak to one of our friendly, professional advisors – you’re under no obligation to proceed and you can find out quickly whether you’re entitled to make a needlestick injury compensation claim. Alternatively, you can find out if you’re eligible by taking our 30 second test.
How much compensation can I expect to receive? Do I need to go to court?
The amount of compensation you can expect to receive depends on your individual circumstances, and in many cases settlements are made outside of court, causing you minimal convenience.
To find out how much you could be entitled to or if you have any other questions regarding needlestick compensation claims, simply call our freephone helpline today and speak to one of our professional advisors who will be happy to answer any of your questions.
Date Published: 28th June 2013
Author: David Brown