Do I qualify for compensation?
If you have suffered an injury due to a discarded hypodermic syringe, needle or sharp instrument, you can claim compensation for both your physical injury andany mental anxiety, even if the physical injury is very minor.
Most accidents involving needles usually arise as a result of someone’s carelessness, particularly if you suffered your injury whilst at work. Your employers have strict obligations in law to protect you from needle injuries, including providing you with protective clothing, as well as ensuring your place of work is free from dangerous needles.
If you were not working when you were injured, then the local council or the owners of the place where you were when the accident happened may be responsible.
How much compensation am I entitled to?
This will depend on your injuries. If you have contracted an infectious disease, then you compensation is likely to run into tens or even hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Thankfully, most needle injuries don't result in serious illness, but often result in a high degree of worry and mental anxiety. It can take months for your doctors to confirm that you have not contracted a transmitted disease and during that time, your mental health and happiness can suffer, resulting in anxiety and stress. It can also affect your relations with your partner and family. The courts recognise this and our clients frequently receive awards for mental anguish of around £2,000.00 in addition to compensation for lost income and expenses.
How Fylde Law Personal Injury solicitors can help you
Our personal injury solicitors' unrivaled track record speaks for itself. We have over ten years of experience working in this area of the law and each year we win between 80% and 90% of the claims we take on. We are passionate about what we do and we are not afraid to fight your corner tenaciously for your personal injury compensation claim.
Let Fylde Law help you start your Needle Injury Claim today. Contact us on 01253 806 867 or alternatively complete our 'quick enquiry' form and we will be happy to have a no obligation, informal chat with you.