It is well known that all employers must take reasonable measures to protect the health and safety of their employees to minimise the risk of accidents at work. However, what isn’t so clear is your responsibility to ensure your house is safe to work in when you hire self-employed help.
Ensure your house is safe to work in
Even if you hire self-employed help, it is important that you ensure your house is safe to work in. Despite the fact that self-employed workers are responsible for their own health and safety, should an issue in your home cause them harm, you could still be liable for their work-related injury and/or illness.
Although you are not their employer, when you hire self-employed help you must ensure your house is safe to work in, as you are still responsible for providing a sound work environment.
Claiming for accidents at work
If you have suffered an accident at work while undertaking hired duties and you believe you are not to blame for the harm and distress you have suffered, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.
So long as you are able to provide medical evidence of the illness or injury suffered, and evidence to suggest liability lies outside of your hands, you could have a strong case to claim work-related personal injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have over 10 years’ experience assisting victims of work-related personal injury with recovering the compensation they deserve for myriad occupational ailments.
No matter the nature of your accident at work, our legal team is comprised of experts in all areas, one of whom will be perfectly suited to managing your claim.
What’s more, we offer a free initial consultation service, during which we talk through the basics of your case and assess whether your claim is likely to be successful if pursued. There’s never any pressure to proceed with the process but should you decide to go ahead, Accident Advice Helpline guarantees to handle your claim on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis.
If your work accident occurred within the last three years and you believe you have genuine cause to claim, call us today on freephone number, 0800 689 0500. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown