Worker wins compensation after being pierced by used needle
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23rd November 2016

Worker wins compensation after being pierced by used needle

A laundry assistant was awarded a compensation package after contacting our accident at work specialists, following injuries she sustained whilst cleaning used medical equipment.

The claimant had been sorting laundry from a conveyor belt and putting it into bags. She felt a sharp pain in her left hand whilst pressing down on a set of surgical scrubs. Upon investigation, it transpired a used needle had been left in the pocket of one of the sets of scrubs, which should have been disposed of in an offensive waste container.

As well as the injury, she suffered anxiety and stress due to the risk of further complications arising from possible infection.

After contacting our specialist accident at work solicitors she secured a compensation package after arguing the claimant's employers had failed to take adequate precautions to provide her a safe place of work.

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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.

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