World Hepatitis Day

This Friday, 28 July 2017, is World Hepatitis Day.

On 28 July 2017 the world joins together to drive action, to transform the lives of 300+ million people and to play a part in this fight to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030.

Greater awareness will help to achieve elimination, increase diagnosis and key interventions including universal vaccination, blood and injection safety, harm reduction and treatment.

Needlestick or sharps injury compensation claims

From patients to healthcare workers, a needlestick or sharps injury is a significant exposure to the potential transmission of a number of blood-borne pathogens. The major ones are:

  • Hepatitis B virus (HBV)
  • Hepatitis C virus (HCV)
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

However, there are a number of other infectious agents that may also be transmitted through a needlestick injury.

Needlestick and sharps injuries are most commonly sustained as a result of an accident at work, particularly, but not limited to, the following sectors:

Contact us

If you or a loved one have been injured at work due to a needlestick or sharps accident and you would like to make a claim for compensation please speak to a member of our Personal Injury (PI) team on Freephone 0808 164 0808 for a FREE, no-obligation chat or complete the request a call back form and we will call you.

About the Author

Catherine Leong

Catherine Leong

Solicitor - Clinical Negligence

Catherine has extensive medical knowledge and experience having trained as a diagnostic radiographer. At the end of her radiographic career she specialised in emergency imaging. She has also worked commercially in healthcare. Her final position before re-training into law was Global Product Manager in Digital Mammography.