Needlestick Injury in Hotel. If you sustain injury from a discarded used needle stick in, say, a hotel room or holiday home then you could bring a claim as the owner of the property may have failed to take all reasonable steps to ensure your safety while you were on their premises. This can cover a failure on the part of the cleaning staff to ensure that all rooms are free from potential hazards, including discarded needles before you arrive.
What can I claim for a needlestick injury?
- compensation for your injuries – both physical and mental; you don’t need to have a full-blown psychological condition to claim compensation. You are entitled to claim for the stress and worry resulting from the incident
- distress and upset caused by any required treatment such as Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
- loss of income for any time from work for treatment or recovery
- gratuitous care provided by friends and family
- all and any other financial losses arising from the accident
How will my needlestick injury claim be handled?
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. If your claim fails you don’t pay us a penny for the work we have done on your behalf.
We will bring your claim against the employer of the party that caused your accident. If the incident happened at a hotel or rented accommodation then the claim will be against the cleaners’ employers for allowing the incident to occur. This is known as vicarious liability and allows you to bring a claim without having to identify the individual who failed to locate and remove the sharp that caused your injury.
How much can I claim?
The value of your needlestick claim will depend very much on how the incident affects you and impacts your life. You don’t need to develop an infection or disease; your claim can be based solely on the mental trauma and stress that can result from such an incident.
You may be required to undergo Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) as a result of the incident. PEP is used as prevention against infection from HIV but can have unpleasant side effects. If PEP is required we will claim an increased compensation level 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 is in the region of £2000-£2500.00.
What will it cost to make my claim?
Your needlestick claim can deal with on a No Win-No Fee basis. This means that if your claim fails you don’t pay us a penny for the work we have done on your behalf.
There are no upfront fees to pay. Once we have gone through with you and explained how your claim will be funded, if you are happy to proceed, our agent will visit to collect the signed documentation from you.
How do I start my needlestick claim?
To get your claim started and receive the expert advice you need for your needlestick claim, get in touch with us today:
We can deal with your claim on a no win-no fee basis so that if your claim is not successful you do not have to pay us for the work we have done. To see if we can help you claim the compensation you deserve get in touch with us today: