Needlestick Injury in Hospital

Needlestick Injury in Hospital. You can claim compensation and damages for your injury and losses if you have an accident involving a discarded needle stick, hypodermic, or other sharp while attending a hospital as a patient or to visit a patient.

Your hospital needlestick claim

It may be that a nurse has placed a sharp in the wrong container or bin or the needle was incorrectly wrapped after use. There have been incidences of needles simply being left lying around in bathrooms. Whatever the cause of your accident we can help you make a claim for compensation.

You don’t have to have contracted a blood-borne virus or infection to make a can claim. You are entitled to recover compensation for your injury, stress, and worry as well as any financial losses that may have arisen as a result of the incident such as time away from work etc.

If you required Post Exposure Prophylaxis treatment (PEP) as a result of the incident then this will be taken into account when assessing the level of compensation that you are due and such treatment generally results in a higher level of damages.

What can I claim for a needlestick injury in hospital?

You can claim damages for your injury, stress, and worry alone; there is no need to have developed any form of infection or blood-borne virus (BBV) such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, or HIV.

In addition, you can claim for any financial losses that you may incur as a result of the accident. This can include:

  • lost income for recovery, rehabilitation, and treatment
  • the costs of any treatment that you may require as a result of the incident
  • any incidental expenses that may arise.

Starting your hospital needlestick claim

Your claim can be dealt with 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.

To see how we can help get in touch with us today:

Needlestick Injury in Hospital