Needlestick Injury Claims: if you have suffered a needlestick injury you are entitled to claim compensation.
At Beardsells Personal Injury, we have over 30 years of experience in dealing with needlestick injury claims and getting the maximum amount of compensation for clients.
What is a needlestick injury?
A needlestick injury is the term used to describe an accident involving the human flesh being punctured by a hypodermic needle or similar piece of medical equipment, like a scalpel.
Needlestick injuries are serious. If you have been accidentally wounded by a needle or another piece of medical equipment, your risk and exposure to infection can be high and you could be entitled to needlestick injury claims.
Used hypodermic needles can carry a vast amount of infection as they are generally used on sick patients. Transferring needles between people is extremely dangerous and the victim of a needlestick accident should seek medical attention immediately to diminish the risk of infection.
In a lot of needlestick injury claims cases, the cause of the injury was due to a needle being disposed of incorrectly, leaving a risk behind for the person who’s job it is to dispose of the trash in which the needle has been left in.
In any hospital across the UK, there is a regulation that states all used needles and sharp object should be disposed of responsibly and with clearly labelled refuse containers. If a person with a hospital; doctor, nurse, health worker, does not abide by these rules then people are going to suffer from injuries.
Doctors and nurses are a great risk of needlestick accidents yet rarely so they admit it. In a study of 98 UK surgeons 44% of them admitted to having suffered a needlestick disaster at some point in their careers, yet none of the 44% would divulge personal details like names or hospitals for fear of being blamed for misconduct.
It’s not just doctors and nurses that are victim to needle stick injuries – they also affect:
- Health workers
- Council workers
- Landfill operatives
People from all walks of life and all careers are at risk of coming into contact with a used needle or medical tool. If you have been victim to a needlestick injury then you will be entitled to needlestick injury claims compensation for the pain, suffering and stress you have been put through.
Needlestick Injury Compensation
If you have suffered a piecing of the flesh with hypodermic needles then you will be all too aware of the worry and stress that comes along with it. After the initial accident has taken places you will then be left wondering and worrying about any lasting damage or infections.
Being victim to needlestick damage can increase your exposure of contracting certain life threatening diseases like HIV, Hepatitis B and C. An accidental needlestick injury can also cause immense stress and anxiety for the victim.
If the accident you have endured was caused whilst you were a patient in a hospital, doctors surgery or dentist then you will be entitled to claim needlestick injury compensation against the medical organisation responsible. When you are a patient, the medical professional that is treating you has a duty of care and is responsible for your safety.
If the healthcare treatment you have received resulted in injuries from needles then the provided quality of health and safety was not up to an acceptable standard and you therefore deserve a financial reward in compensation for the trauma you’ve endured.
Severity of the Accident
Needlestick injuries can range from minor – a small surface graze – to very major accidents, when the hypodermic needle contained blood or drew blood from the victim. When the needle or medical sharp comes into contact with your blood the exposures to viruses, bacteria and disease increases and you will need to seek medical attention immediately.
Once a blood sample has been taken it will be tested for all the diseases you may have been exposed to. It’s during this time that your stress and anxiety levels will be at their highest.
The risks that come alongside these kinds of injuries are what makes a person suffer from stress and anxiety. Find out more information on stress here:
Choosing the Right Solicitor for Your Needlestick Injury Claims
Beardsells Personal Injury Solicitors have been established for over 30 years. That means we have built up a noble reputation and over 3 decades experience in dealing with personal injury cases such as needlestick injury claims.
If you want to win the maximum possible compensation for your injuries, Beardsells are the lawyers for you. Our team of friendly solicitors knows what it takes to build a truly unbeatable case. We excel in building up the strongest relationships with our clients. Our main aim is to make sure you win staggering amounts of compensation, the money you deserve.
Our team will provide to with the highest level of service, ensure you feel comfortable in our company and guarantee a no win, no fee service.
Contact us today by simply giving us a quick call on 0800 677 1911 or 0333 577 2251 from your mobile. Both numbers are free! Don’t forget to check out our needlestick injury claims infographic below!
If you have any questions that you’d like answering before making a claim, send us a message via our Contact Form and we will get back to you with all the information you need.
Whatever Accident You Have Had, Call Us For Advice On Making Your Claim
The best and fastest way of finding out if we can help you is to contact us right away. We are a friendly bunch and if you have suffered from any of these:
- Road Traffic Accidents
- Accidents at Work
- Tripping, Slipping and Falling Cases
- Criminal Injuries Compensation
- Occupier's Liability Claims
- Medical Negligence
- Dental Negligence
- Industrial Diseases
We are sure we will be able to help you get what you deserve.
Meet Our Team of Personal Injury Experts
Amongst our team we have members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
Our aim is to ensure that you receive the full amount of compensation due to you, without deduction for legal costs, insurance or any other expenses. If you have a good claim we will fund all the costs on your behalf.
We’re not a faceless corporation, we’re a firm of real people that care about our clients.
A Company You Can Trust
Beardsells have not only been practising successfully in personal injury claims since 1984:
- We are also members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
Take a Moment to Read Some of Our Client Cases:
WE FUNDED ALL THESE CLAIMS EVEN THOUGH NONE OF THEM WERE CLEAR CUT, AND THERE WAS NO GUARANTEE OF A GOOD RESULT. WE BACKED OUR JUDGMENT AND BACKED OUR CLIENT - WE ARE ALWAYS PREPARED TO TRY TO GO THE EXTRA MILE FOR YOU TO ACHIEVE THE BEST POSSIBLE RESULT IN YOUR ACCIDENT CLAIM.
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You really are in safe hands when you contact us. We’ll be able to tell you very quickly whether you have a good case and how much you can expect to claim.