Child injured by Needlestick

Child injured by Needlestick

The child,  aged 3 suffered a frightening injury whilst playing in a communal area outside a housing association property in Worcester. She came across a discarded and used hypodermic needle which had been left near the vicinity of a broken bin; another child attempted to take it off her, and in the ensuing melee, the needle was stabbed into her  neck. She underwent HIV testing, which fortunately was negative. The Local Authority admitted that they were aware that the bin was broken and that drug addicts were using the area, and that needles were regularly discarded. Garratts Solicitors successfully recovered the sum of £3,000 compensation.

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