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Thompsons NI secures compensation for NHS worker

Thompsons NI expert personal injury solicitors have secured a compensation settlement for a domestic assistant injured in a needle stick accident at work.

Our client is employed as a domestic assistant and was working in the accident emergency department. As our client, a trade union member, was emptying a general waste bag, a needle stick injury to the right hand was sustained.

The case against the employer

Thompsons NI specialist solicitors pursued a claim against our client’s employer on the basis of failing to provide a safe place and safe system of work for our client, and failing to ensure the adequate disposal of all needles.

Using our experience in these types of cases, we decided not to pursue a claim for the physical injury as it was minor, but instead pursued compensation for a psychiatric injury which resulted from the needle stick injury.

In order to gain the best possible outcome for our client, the personal injury team at Thompsons NI issued court proceedings and in this case, were able to secure a pre-hearing settlement.

Commenting on the service received by Thompsons NI, our client said:

“I found the service provided by Thompsons NI very professional. I totally agree that they provide a high quality legal service, as surely my rights concerning my employment issues/incidents at work have been treated attentively and with due respect.

“A very positive result has been achieved and I would be very happy to ask for legal assistance from the team should I need advice in the future. I would certainly recommend Thompsons NI.”

Injured at work?

Thompsons NI is proud to stand up for anyone injured in a workplace accident and to secure the compensation you deserve in the shortest period of time. We’ve supported thousands of workers through personal injury claims and our team has decades of experience in providing professional legal advice and representation.

If you’ve had an accident at work, get in touch with Thompsons NI today by calling us on 0800 138 6880. Alternatively, you can start your claim by completing our online claim form and a member of our time will get back to you.

For more information about the support and legal advice we offer, visit our personal injury claims page.