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Home > News > Cleaner receives compensation following needle-stick injury

24th September 2014

Cleaner receives compensation following needle-stick injury

A cleaner working at a train depot who was pricked by a discarded hypodermic needle has successfully claimed compensation with help from our specialist personal injury lawyers.

Our client was put at significant risk of contracting an infection following the needle-stick injury, which occurred following a series of health and safety failings in the refuse disposal area of his workplace. Instead of being placed in a sharp objects box as company policy dictated, the needles were discarded amongst the bio hazard bags that our client was in the process of moving at the time.

Hepatitis B injections and psychological trauma

Our client had to go immediately to A&E where he received Hepatitis B injections and initial medical attention for his puncture wounds. Over the following 12 months, he attended several further check-up appointments where he received further injections to help mitigate against the risk of contracting an infection.

Throughout this time our client was put under significant psychological trauma as he awaited the results of his medical tests, which thankfully came back as negative.

His employer immediately admitted liability for failing to protect their employee and full compensation was secured for our client.

Making a claim for accident at work compensation

Clear Answers’ specialist personal injury lawyers are waiting to provide you with expert legal advice. We specialise in all types of personal injury compensation claims, particularly accidents at work.

If you or a family member has suffered a personal injury through no fault of your own, please ring us on 0800 783 9019 and speak to one of our advisers. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and to talk you through the claims process in plain English.

Alternatively, please complete one of our online compensation claim forms and a representative will contact you as quickly as possible.



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