Needlestick injury claims for nurses, care workers and dental staff

Cohen Cramer: No Win - No Fee injury specialists

People who work in the medical profession such as nurses, care workers and dental hygienists and surgeons have a high risk of injury from a needle stick, hypodermic or other sharp instrument and, due to the nature of their work, injuries and accidents are not uncommon.

Cohen Cramer are experts at dealing with such claims and can help you claim the compensation that you deserve. To see how we can help get in touch with us today:

I have had a needlestick injury

If in the past three years, you have sustained a needlestick injury that required you to undergo blood tests then you may be able to claim for the stress and worry caused by the incident.  You don’t have to have conrtacted a blood-borne virus (bbv) to make a  claim for compensation.

The most common form of sharps injury is as a result of incorrect disposal. It may be that a colleague has placed a sharp in the wrong container or waste bin or that the needle was incorrectly wrapped after use. Whatever the cause, you are entitled to claim compensation and damages for your injuries and losses.

Claim for your needlestick injury at work

Claim for your needlestick injury at work

The Royal College of Nursing has stated that in a recent survey 48% of nurses who replied said that they had, at some time in their career, had an accident involving a discarded needle or sharp.

Most of these incidents could have been avoided and the employers would, in most cases, have been liable for the injury and stress resulting from the incident. It doesn’t matter that the injury was caused by someone else; your employers are liable for the actions and mistakes of your colleagues.

The same duty of care and the need to prevent injury to staff also applies to care, workers, orderlies and cleaners.

No matter what sector of the health service you work in your employers are under a duty to treat you fairly and protect you from harm and, if that trust is breached, you can claim damages and compensation.

We are experts at dealing with such claims and have dealt with dozens of such matters and we can help you.

To get your claim started:

  • call: 0113 224 7830 or 0797 102 1268 (24 hours)
  • email: enquiry@cohencramerpi.co.uk
  • pop your contact details in the box at the bottom of this page and we will get straight back to you

Frequently asked questions.

Isn’t a sharps injury a hazard of the job when working in the healthcare sector?

Yes it is but that does not mean that your employers are not responsible or that they can refuse compensation. Your employer should take all reasonable steps to ensure your safety while at work and this includes making sure that your colleagues do nothing to endanger your health.

I didn’t contract a blood-borne virus (bbv) can I still claim?

Yes, you can claim for the stress and worry as a result of the need to undergo blood tests to see if you have contracted a bbv.

How long do I have to bring my claim?.

You have three years from the date of the incident to bring a claim, however, the sooner the better to ensure that all the evidence we need to bring your claim is still available.

How much is my claim worth?

The amount of compensation you may receive depends on a number of things; how the incident affected you, whether there was a need for PEP, the length of time you had to wait for your results etc. We would rather give you a valuation based upon your circumstances than give a random figure that may bear no relation to your claim.

To see if you have a claim and what it may be worth getting in touch with us today:

  • call: 0113 224 7830 or 0797 102 1268 (24 hours)
  • email: enquiry@cohencramerpi.co.uk
  • pop your contact details in the box at the bottom of this page and we will get straight back to you

Chances are we can deal with your claim on a no win-no fee basis so that, if for any reason, your claim is not successful you don’t have to pay us a penny for the work we have done on your behalf.

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