When we talk about accidents in the workplace we often think about the office workers such as administration, call centre staff, manager the list goes on. However, there are still many potential accident claims for office cleaners, perhaps even more than your average office worker.
Why could potential accident claims for office cleaners occur more frequently?
Each day most cleaners work with strong chemicals such as bleach in order to make sure surfaces and toilets are thoroughly cleaned. Even a small amount of bleach inhaled or ingested can cause a very serious accident at work.
Cleaners also may have to deal with many spillages which can cause a painful slip injury if not dealt with immediately in a careful manner.
How can a cleaner avoid any accidents at work?
One of the most important things you can do to avoid an accident at work is to be careful and take your time when handling chemicals. If you do spill any chemicals, ensure it is cleaned up straight away but make sure your skin is not exposed to it by using the correct protective wear.
Potential accident claims for office cleaners can be decreased greatly by wearing the appropriate clothing, which means ensuring your arms and legs are covered in case of spillages.
As well as this, ensure you follow all health and safety regulations especially when it comes to lifting a heavy item to avoid a painful work injury.
Making a claim with Accident Advice Helpline
If you have had an accident at work within the past 3 years that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make a claim. It doesn’t matter whether you are a cleaner, a manager or a receptionist, Accident Advice Helpline will help make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible. In fact many clients are able to settle their claims without having to step in a court room.
With over 15 years’ worth of experience as personal injury specialists our team of lawyers will help you every step of the way and all of them, work on a no-win no-fee* basis.
To find out if you could make an accident at work claim or any other compensation claim call our 24-hour freephone number on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Alternatively, take the simple 30-second compensation calculator online to see if you could be eligible to compensation.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown