Do you need to make a personal injury claim after being stabbed by a hypodermic needle
When people think about compensation, a personal injury claim after being stabbed by a hypodermic needle is not the first accident or incident that comes to mind. However, the range of consequences of being stabbed by a hypodermic needle make these potentially very complex personal injury cases.
At Accident Advice Helpline, there are friendly and professional staff who will be more than happy to assist you with your personal injury claim. We are a law firm with a team of expert personal injury lawyers who are ready to take on the difficulty of a personal injury claim after being stabbed by a hypodermic needle presents.
What are the consequences of being stabbed by a hypodermic needle?
The range of outcomes are vast due to the nature of the incident. There could be virtually no consequence, or the injured person might catch a lifelong, incurable disease.
- The best possible outcome of being stabbed by a hypodermic needle is that it will cause some discomfort for a couple of days. Then it will heal and be forgotten about.
- The worst possible outcome is that the hypodermic needle contained an infectious disease, such as HIV or hepatitis. This is then caught by the person who was stabbed by the needle.
Whichever outcome happens there will undoubtedly be a great deal of stress and emotional upset to deal with. Even if the only consequence is discomfort, medical tests will be required to make sure that no disease was passed on. Not knowing whether a disease such as hepatitis or HIV has been transmitted is not an easy situation to deal.
Check out your personal injury claim after being stabbed by a hypodermic needle
Even if the outcome is that the only injury cause by the hypodermic needle was the discomfort of being stabbed you may still have a legitimate claim because of the stress of not knowing the outcome and the process of having tests to find out.
If the outcome is that an infectious disease has been passed on then a personal injury claim would usually give rise to a higher compensation payout. This is because of the length of time the person will have to live with disease and the medical treatment that may be required.
In order to check whether your personal injury claim will be valid, Accident Advice Helpline offers a 30-second test. All you need is 30 seconds of your time to find out whether or not you should pursue a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline is endorsed by Dame Esther Ranzen so you can rest assured that your claim is in exceptional hands whether you are pursuing a claim for stress and emotional distress, or whether you are claiming for an infectious disease.
Call us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.
Date Published: 24th September 2013
Author: Louise Thacker