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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Ensure your house is safe to work in for hired help

    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.

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    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

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.