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National Needlestick Safety Day 6th November 2012

  • November 6, 2012
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As America goes to the polls let us not forget that today is also National Needlestick Safety Day; not another money making made up holiday from those good people at Hallmark Cards but to celebrate the 12th Anniversary of Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act.

Obviously the act has no bearing or power in this country but it is worth considering the thought behind the legislation which is that the number of needlesticks injuries was so high that specific legislation was erquired to reduce the risk.

If you look at the figures for needlestick injuries in the UK, some 40,000 p.a. in the nursing sector alone, you start to see why we need something similar over here.

Until such time and while needlestick injuries continue it is worth knowing your rights with regards to claiming compensation and damages for a needlestick injury.

To find out how we can help you claim the compensation that you deserve get in touch with us today

Here are a few videos that may assist you in bringing a claim for compensation and damages.

 Claim compensation for your needlestick injury

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If you have had an accident involving a needlestick, hypodermic or other sharp then you may suffer stress, worry and anxiety and be required to undergo blood tests to determine whether you have been infected by a blood borne virus (bbv), if so you can claim compensation and damages for your injuries, both mental and physical, as well as any financial losses that have arisen as a result of the incident.

Who can claim for a needlestick injury?

Regardless of how the accident happened or the profession you are in you are entitled to make a claim for compensation for your needlestick injury

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Valuing your needlestick claim

You may not think that it is worthwhile making a claim for your needlestick injury – it is.

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Post Exposure Prophylaxis and your needlestick claim

If is suspected that the user of the needle was a HIV carrier then you may be required to undergo Post Exposure Prophylaxis treatment; this video explains what this procedure entails and how it can impact upon your claim.

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Funding your needlestick claim under a No Win-No Fee Agreement

If you are looking to bring a claim we can assist you on a No Win-No Fee basis so it won’t cost you a penny, win or lose. We guarantee you 100% of your damages without any deduction whatsoever.

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To find out how we can help you claim the compensation that you deserve get in touch with us today

For the Quality Legal Service that you deserve.

To see further videos on bringing a claim for compensation and damages please visit the Gartonsleeds YouTube site

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