UK NHS healthcare workers launch group litigation against government for Covid-19 injuries received at work

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UK NHS workers are preparing to take legal action against the British government for failing to protect them during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Long Covid Doctors for Action has commissioned Bond Turner solicitors to look at launching legal proceedings for healthcare workers who suffered injury as a result of contracting COVID-19 at work.

In the first few months of the Covid pandemic in 2020, nurses, doctors and healthcare workers were regularly forced to improvise their own protective equipment.

Items such as bin bags, cloth masks, rain ponchos and even diving masks were fashioned together by healthcare workers to try to protect themselves from the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus.

From the Bond Turner/Long Covid Doctors for Action website:

COVID-19 Group Action for Healthcare Workers

If you are/were a healthcare worker in a Trust, or other healthcare setting during the pandemic and have suffered as a result of contracting COVID-19 at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

Bond Turner intends to investigate this claim as part of a group litigation against the various NHS Trusts, and any other healthcare provider or Government body who may have failed to protect you from contracting COVID-19 during the course of your employment.

If you are interested in participating in this group claim, please complete the enquiry form below. Your details will be passed to one of our specialist advisors who will be able to assist.





Long Covid action for Doctors, who are leading the campaign, can be found on Twitter here

Bond Turners Solicitors information page about the group action litigation can be found here



@coronahadsup on Twitter from October 2020:

Where is the PPE?