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Claiming for a Needlestick Injury

  • November 26, 2018
  • mmassen
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If you have sustained a needle-stick, syringe or other sharps injury while at work we can help you claim compensation for the stress and worry caused by having to wait for the results of your blood tests as well as any infection or blood-borne virus (bbv) you may have picked up from the needle.

Your accident may have occurred while:

  • in a hospital as an employee, patient or a visitor
    working as a contract cleaner or in the general course of your job
    staying in a hotel or guest house

Whatever the cause of your accident we can help you claim the compensation that you deserve.

Your claim can be dealt with on a No Win – No Fee basis so you won’t have to worry about how your claim will be funded and if your claim fails you don’t pay us a penny for the work we have done on your behalf.

If you have had to undergo Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) we will also claim for the additional discomfort that can result from such treatment.

While every case is different the average level of award for a needlestick injury, where there is no infection and the level of trauma could be described as reasonable for the period until the ‘all clear is given (usually between 3-6 months), is in the region of £1750-£2250.00

If the level of trauma is higher and such injuries can lead to severe anxiety based reactions the level of award can be much higher.

In addition, we will look to recover all and any financial losses that may arise as a result of the incident such:

lost income for time taken from work for recovery/treatment
the costs of any specialist treatment that may be needed
all and any other financial losses that may arise as a result of the incident.

To start your claim get in touch with us today:

  • call: Mike Massen on 0113 224 7804 – 07793812361 (eve and w/ends)
  • email: enquiry@cohencramerpi.co.uk 
  • put your details in the contact box and we will get in touch

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