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Needle Stick

Needle Stick Injury Claims

There are a surprising number of people who are needlessly injured every year as a consequence of other peoples carelessness and failure to follow correct procedures when disposing of needles. These type of injuries can have far reaching consequences for the victim resulting in quite serious psychological and emotional stress.

Needle Stick

What is a Needle Stick Injury Claim?

Needle stick injuries arise when an individual’s skin is accidentally punctured by a hypodermic needle.

Although the physical injury can be painful it is frequently the risk of infection which represents the main cause of concern by the victim. Nasty diseases such as HIV, Hepatitis B and C can be contracted through contaminated needles. It is often necessary for the victim to receive a course of immunisations as a precautionary measure and we have also found that clients need counselling to help them come to terms with the psychological effects of the injury and funding for this can be provided for as part of the needle stick injury compensation claim.

Who is most at risk of suffering a Needle Stick Injury?

Health Care professions such as doctors, dentists, nurses, hospital porters or cleaners are probably most at risk as they are working in an environment where needles are commonly used. Clearly if the organisation responsible for the handling or disposal of the needle has a proper procedures in place in relation to the use and disposal of needles then risks of infection will be minimal although there is always going to be an element of human error in this context.

How can we help you make a Needle Stick Injury claim?

We have a great deal of experience of dealing with needle stick injury claims and if you have been injured in this way it is so important that you receive the right advice from a solicitor with the relevant experience in winning needle stick injury compensation. In the first instance we will be able to let you know whether your needle stick claim is likely to succeed and if so what steps you need to take to ensure that your position is protected as far as possible.

We know from years of experience dealing with Needle Stick Injury Claims that Defendant’s insurers will often try to deny any responsibility for the accident and will do their best to throw back the responsibility for the accident upon the injured client. We know how important it is to present the claim correctly to ensure that all the arguments are presented forcefully maximising the chances of success. Once we win the arguments we also pride ourselves in securing the best compensation for our clients.

Contact us today

There are lots of ways to talk to us about your needle stick injury, and we’ll contact you as soon as possible. You can fill in our Online Contact Form, or if you would prefer to email us, you can on chris@candcsolicitors.co.uk . You can talk to us on 01663 761890 and our friendly and very experienced team of solicitors will be happy to help.

 

 

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