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Needlestick Claims

Needlestick injuries usually occur in the clinical and care sectors, and many employers in this area will argue that they happen due to the careless actions of their own employees. However, here at The Claims Partnership, we believe that there is no excuse that could be given, and such injuries could always have been avoided.

Thankfully, most needlestick injuries do not result in the development of a blood borne disorder such as tetanus or HIV. However, we have found that the most common result of a needlestick injury is often psychological. This can lead to the victim suffering from depression, increased anxiety or PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). We believe that these complications deserve as much attention as physical injuries when putting forward a needlestick claim.

Needlestick injury statistics

  • Nursing professionals are most at risk of a needlestick injury
  • This is closely followed by other medical and dental professionals
  • Between 2008 and 2011 there were only five reported exposures to the Hepatitis C virus through needlestick injuries
  • The last case of an HIV infection through a needlestick injury was reported in 1999

Common causes of needlestick injuries

  • An employer fails to provide proper training with regards to the use and disposal of sharps and needles
  • There are inadequate sharps bins provided throughout the workplace or clinical environment
  • The clinician fails to dispose of the needle safely
  • The used needle or sharp is placed in an ordinary waste bin
  • Dangerous locations are not assessed properly, cleared or protective clothing is not issued before employees enter

How can we help?

At The Claims Partnership, we are dedicated to working in your best interests and to providing a great value and high quality claims service. We treat our clients with integrity and fight their corner. We feel confident enough in our skills and experience to say that if it is legally possible to win your claim – then we will win it for you.

Our promise on costs

At The Claims Partnership, we have three simple rules which apply to our Personal Injury claims service:

  1. We never charge our clients anything until the day they receive their compensation payment
  2. We guarantee that all our clients will receive a minimum percentage of the compensation they are awarded
  3. We will agree that minimum percentage with our clients before we start work on their claim

For our Personal Injury claims service, we guarantee that all our clients will receive a minimum of 70% of the compensation we negotiate for them.

Contact Us

If you would like to discuss your needlestick claim or how we can help you, please contact us by phone on 01772 562084, by e mail at info@theclaimspartnership.co.uk or by any of the Quick Contact Forms on this page. We don’t charge. We are never in a rush and we’re happy to help you as much as we can.

Where We are?

25 Winckley Square
Preston
Lancashire
PR1 3JJ
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