Choosing to work as a nanny can be a rewarding and extremely satisfying career path. Involvement with children, watching them grow and aiding them in their development is a priceless experience for many. The very nature of the nanny profession is demanding, and despite its maternal demeanour, do not be fooled into thinking accidents at work do not occur.
Common accidents claims for private nannies
When you consider the potential work-related accidents for nannies, it is wise to think of the everyday domestic accidents you face when at home looking after the children. While it may not seem like a hazard-ridden career choice, nannies are at risk of a number of occupational accidents including, slips, trips and falls while at work, whether in the home or when completing chores in public.
Nannies are also put at risk from that DIY job that never quite got finished. Injuries caused by problems in the home, such as electrical faults or building issues, feature highly on common accident claims for private nannies. Other risks include road traffic accident claims for road-related injuries sustained when completing required duties outside the home, typical accidents in the kitchen and strains, sprains and repetitive strain injury caused by over-performed tasks or lifting.
Who is to blame for a nanny’s work-related injury?
Everyone experiences accidents and injury. We all slip up from time to time and lapses in concentration can lead to injuries of varying severity.
That considered, if you believe that your occupational injury was caused due to the negligence of your employer, you might want to claim personal injury compensation for your occupational ailment.
Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure your health and safety. If they fail to fulfil this obligation, then they can become liable for your work-related accident and injuries.
Claiming compensation for an accident at work
The claims process can be complicated and long-winded for those who are inexperienced in the area. If you want to try to claim personal injury compensation for your work-related accident, seeking assistance from a law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline, is advisable.
Accident Advice Helpline has years of experience in helping victims of personal injury recover the compensation they are entitled to for the harm they have suffered. With a nationwide team of specialists and legal professionals, Accident Advice Helpline work on a no win no fee* basis for clients, with the primary aim of ensuring a pay-out is processed. Available 24 hours, seven days a week, call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice