Accident Claims for Cleaners
Many households and workplaces have a cleaner or housekeeper but looking after any kind of property can be hazardous, and each year hundreds of people make claims for injuries suffered on the job.
If you’ve been left with injuries or a health condition through your work do not think that you should have to put up with it – you may be entitled to make a claim for your injuries. Call us now on 0800 10 757 95 to discuss your situation.
Common risks to cleaners
There are many scenarios in which you could sustain injuries. These include:
- Road accidents - you may have a number of contracts, something which involves travelling to different locations as part of your regular working week. Hurrying from one home or business to another to make appointments can lead to road accidents caused by stress and fatigue
- Slip, trips and falls - you are at risk of falling over belongings strewn over floors in houses, as well as wires in offices. Split liquids in untidy properties can also pose a danger.
- Falls from height – the dusting and cleaning of high shelving, windows and ceilings may involve the use of a step ladder. Falls from height are one of the most common causes of injury in the workplace and the biggest single cause of fatal work accidents.
- Head injuries - unsecured shelving or fixtures could cause a serious head injury. Merely tapping an unstable or overloaded shelf could cause files or belongings to fall onto your head, with the possibility of sharp objects contributing to open head injuries and heavy, blunt objects causing closed head injuries.
- Burn injuries – if you work in private homes you could be at risk of burns from electrical appliances which are faulty or left on by forgetful house owners. Hot pots and pans lying around in the kitchen could also cause unnecessary workplace injuries.
- Needle injuries - although medical waste should be cleared away by medical staff as they work, if you are are cleaner in a hospital, you may have to deal with clearing away needles and other clinical waste which can put you at risk of infection and other injury.
- Occupational illness – dusty conditions are an occupational hazard, as is contact with a range of cleaning products, but both of these things can put you at risk of occupational illnesses such as asthma and eczema. It is advisable that you take preventative measures like wearing masks and gloves while working.
If you are a cleaner who has been harmed in an accident at work you should not be fearful of making a claim. YouClaim are here to help you get the recompense that you deserve from the party responsible.
Making a claim through us is hassle-free, so get in contact with us today.
We will appoint the most suitable solicitor to deal with your case, who will then talk you through the whole process and fight to get you the most remuneration available.
Give us a call for free on 0800 10 757 95 or click request a call back via our contact form.