Needlestick Injury Claims
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Have you or a loved one suffered from a needle stick as a result of your working environment or a visit to a medical institution? If so, we’re here to help.
Health and Safety legislation is put in place so that your employer protects you from potential hazards in the workplace. They should regularly conduct a thorough assessment of all potential risks, provide suitable training on disposing of needles and protective equipment to ensure all needles are removed safely, therefore, eradicating the risk of injury. If they don’t take these precautions, and you suffer an injury, then you may be able to claim compensation.
At The Compensation Experts, the solicitors we work with on Needle Stick claims work on a No Win No Fee* basis. This means that if you don’t win your claim for compensation, you and your family aren’t left with any scary costs. *conditions may apply. Please see details at the bottom of the page.
Don’t suffer in silence, speak to our friendly team today to receive the justice you deserve.
What is a needlestick injury?
A needlestick injury happens when a contaminated needle goes through the skin. Needlestick injuries are also often known as ‘sharps injuries’. Needlestick injuries can be very serious if, for example, a needle has taken infected blood and it accidentally pierces someone’s skin, the infection could be transmitted to that person.
What is the most common cause of needlestick injury?
There are lots of different causes of needlestick injuries across different sectors. Needlestick accidents at work can happen in any job that involves handling needles, but some of the most common causes of needlestick injuries include:
- Incorrectly disposing of used needles
- Lack of training on correct use of needles
- Not having the right equipment to dispose of needles
- Lack of protective clothing or equipment
- Defective equipment
- Fatigue after doing long hours
Hospital workers are particularly vulnerable to this kind of accident. The NHS has a needlestick injury protocol, with which you should familiarise yourself. The Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013 also apply to the healthcare sector.
Other workers at risk include prison officers, tattooists, cleaners and refuse workers. No matter which sector you work in, your employers are responsible for your protection under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
What to do if you get a needlestick injury?
If you suffer a needlestick injury, the NHS guidelines encourage you to wash the wound with soap and running water, encouraging the wound to bleed. You should seek medical advice to find out if you need treatment to reduce the risk of infection.
As soon as you’ve received appropriate medical care, record the injury in your workplace accident log. As with any workplace injury, reporting needlestick injuries is important. Reporting an needlestick injury means that your employer is aware of the issue, and it also means you have a record of the accident.
Why should you use The Compensation Experts for your Needle Stick claim?
Sensitivity and Knowledge
Firstly, at The Compensation Experts, we have unrivalled industry knowledge. This allows us to handle the most complex cases, always with sensitivity and delicacy.
In addition, our nationwide network of hand-picked solicitors will work closely with you throughout the claims process. Acting with professionalism and courtesy, we are always on hand to answer your queries.
Once you make contact with our team, they will put you in touch with an appropriate solicitor. They will then gather more information about your needle stick injury and will advise you what needs to be done to make a successful claim for compensation.
What you need to do now
Complete and submit our claim form and an agent will contact you to discuss the details of the case. They will also determine whether you will be able to make a claim.
We understand that certain injuries may not become apparent until decades later. So don’t be put off if you have only just recognised certain symptoms.
Am I eligible?
If you’ve been a victim of a needlestick injury in the last 3 years due to someone else’s negligence, then yes, your case is eligible for compensation.
Even if you’re not completely sure if your needlestick injury was due to negligence, speak to the Compensation Experts and you could have top needlestick injury lawyers reviewing your case.Find out more
How much could I claim?
Needlestick injury compensation can be different from case to case, with lots of factors contributing to the final settlement figure. The type of injury, the circumstances of the needlestick injury, the impact on your life, loss of past and future earnings will all be taken into consideration.
Our dedicated team of needlestick injury lawyers and experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.Find out more
How does the process work?
When you’re making a claim, we understand that it’s because you’ve suffered a serious accident that has had a significant impact on your life. That’s why we want to make the process of claiming compensation for you clear and easy to understand.
You’ll have an expert solicitor working and negotiating on your behalf, who will gather all the evidence about your needlestick accident, and make sure you’re always up to date on proceedings.Find out more