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Any lump sum payouts for nz dhb heathcare assistant due to

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Any lump sum payouts for nz dhb heathcare assistant due to needle jab, other staff negligence, 6 months ago with ongoing tests
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 1 month ago.

If you received any compensation for an accidental needle jab, it would be through accident compensation. But there is no lump sum payment under that system. There is also a possibility of a prosecution under the occupational safety and health provisions of the Health and Safety in Employment Act. Under this act, it is possible to get a payment for compensation, but the health board would need to be prosecuted successfully and there would need to be a claim for compensation for you made by the prosecutor. Any workplace accident should be reported to Work Safe New Zealand, and they will also make a call on whether to prosecute

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