If you work in the NHS and have had an accident at work, you may be able to pursue a No Win No Fee personal injury claim for compensation. There is no difference between working in the NHS to that of any other employer. In the UK, all face the same duty of care regarding employer negligence and their responsibilities towards the health and safety of all staff. A lack of training, inadequate health and safety risk assessment, or any other area of negligence can lead to claims against the NHS.
Any NHS employee can claim
When we consider those working within the NHS, we immediately think of nursing staff, doctors and other medical professionals. However, there are many different roles in such a huge organisation, with people employed in offices, facilities departments, maintenance, engineering and more.
Common NHS work acccidents
There is no single typical accident type that affects workers within the NHS, but common ones include:
- Slipping accidents from wet floors
- Tripping accidents from hazards and items left on floors or within busy wards and corridors
- Manual handling injuries, often to the back from lifting and moving without adequate training
- Muscular injuries as a result of handling and moving patients
- Injuries caused by faulty equipment that has not been repaired or removed from service
Given the size and nature of such a huge employer, it is understandable that sometimes errors can occur. Staff can easily be exposed to the risk of injury through a lack of adequate training, faulty machines or inadequate protective equipment. The NHS can also be a very stressful environment, leading to claims for psychological as well as physical injuries.
At Direct2Compensation we have successfully assisted a number of NHS employees with claims for compensations after accidents at work. If you have any questions about your situation, please feel free to contact us, or add to the ones below and we’ll answer as soon as we can.