If you are a health care worker who lives in the Pyecombe area and you have been injured in an incident involving a sharp medical device that could have been contaminated by body fluids you are probably feeling worried and concerned right now. You may be searching for a lawyer who will work for ‘no win, no fee’ on Pyecombe sharps injuries claims so that you can get some compensation.
There are many rules, regulations and procedures that should be introduced to prevent sharps injuries from occurring and if they were not put in place then the accident may have been someone else’s fault. This ‘someone’ is often your employer.
If you are having trouble finding a lawyer who will work for ‘no win, no fee’ on Pyecombe sharps injuries cases then you could try calling Accident Advice Helpline. As they have been established for over a decade they have a wide range of experience in this type of claim.
Important facts about claiming for sharps injuries with a lawyer working for ‘no win, no fee’ on Pyecombe claims
Fact 1: Lawyers working for ‘no win, no fee’ on Pyecombe sharps injuries and on sharps injuries from around the UK are busy people! Around 100,000 sharps-related injuries occur each year in NHS employees alone. Added to this are incidents in private hospitals and care homes. In fact, sharps injuries are the second most common injury in the NHS after musculoskeletal injuries.
Fact 2: A sharp is a term that is used to describe any needle, blade, scalpel or medical device that is needed in health care but which is sharp enough to potentially injure someone. Sharps cause an injury by penetrating the human skin and can do so when they are being stored, prepared, used or disposed of.
Fact 3: The actual injury itself may be painful but is rarely a real problem. The risk comes from the potential exposure to germs that may have been in the body fluids (such as blood) that were on the equipment. There are several blood-borne viruses that are of concern:
- Hepatitis B (HBV)
- Hepatitis C (HCV)
- Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) – which causes Acquired Immune Deficiency (AIDS)
Fact 4: The sharps injury can cause a number of effects on the injured employee and they all may cause them to find a lawyer who works for no win no fee on Pyecombe sharps cases:
- They acquire an infection – this is actually quite rare
- They will suffer a great deal of stress and anxiety
- They may have to take medication to stop them becoming infected (prophylaxis) and this can make them feel ill
Fact 5: All employees in the health care setting are at risk but employees carrying out the following procedures are especially likely to suffer a sharps injury:
- intra-vascular cannulation
- IV cannulae
- winged steel-butterfly-needles
- phlebotomy needles.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.
Date Published: 7th March 2014
Author: David Brown