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Needle Injuries

Needlestick Injury Claims Scotland

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A needlestick injury can be particularly traumatic. If you have suffered a sharps accident at work, you may be eligible to make a claim against your employer.

At Jones Whyte, our experienced personal injury lawyers are here to help you with your claim. You should remember:

  • You can claim against your employer for failing to keep you safe.
  • Claims can include physical injuries and psychological damage.
  • Claims can be handled on a no-win no-fee basis.
  • Compensation levels will be based on how your life has been affected by the injury.

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The workplace should be a safe place. Employers have a duty to assess risk and ensure that staff are adequately equipped and trained. 

If this has not been done, there are certainly grounds for work accident claims.

What are needlestick injuries?

Needlestick injuries are wounds that occur when a needle accidentally punctures the skin.

These are a particular risk for people working in the healthcare sector, and can also be experienced by cleaning or waste disposal staff.

If appropriate steps haven’t been taken at work, for example, if training on the safe disposal of needles isn’t given or sharps boxes are allowed to be overfilled, you may be able to make needlestick injury claims.

Sharps injuries can be highly dangerous. Needles could carry up to 20 blood-borne diseases, including HIV and hepatitis. Even if the needle is not contaminated, a needlestick accident at work can cause distress.

If a needlestick injury has resulted in health issues, you may be able to claim additional compensation. Find out more about making industry disease claims today.

Other accident at work claims

At Jones Whyte, we have a team of experienced personal injury lawyers, ready to help you make a work accident claim.

Our team offers an empathetic ear and expertise in and out of court.

We have made successful accident at work claims against many employers, in many different industries. If you have not been adequately protected at work, then you could make a claim.

There are some work environments where the consequences are greater if accidents happen, and employers must do everything they can to reduce risk, for example, in building and construction sites.

Our team have a history of experience in building and construction site accident claims, including crush injury claims, so see how we can help you today.

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