Accidents at work for, those in a standard nine-to-five job, typically involve repetitive strain injuries and slips, trips and falls, but accident claims for pool cleaners are, generally speaking, a little more complex.
Accident claims for pool cleaners
When working with water, pool cleaners are naturally exposed to hazards which aren’t present in other job roles. These occupational hazards lead to industry-specific accident claims for pool cleaners.
From slips, trips and falls on the poolside to reactions and illness caused by exposure to pool cleaning chemicals, when an incident occurs near to water, there is always a chance of this causing a chain reaction, leading to issues such as water in the lungs. In the very worst-case scenario, pool cleaners will experience death by drowning.
Who is to blame for pool cleaner accidents at work?
Depending on the nature of the accident, an employer could be liable for any work-related injury or illness suffered by pool cleaners. This is typically the case if the employer has failed in their duty of care. For example, they may not have provided appropriate training for the duties expected, suitable equipment, or appropriate safety attire.
Your employers legal obligation to protect your health and safety means that they must take appropriate measures to reduce the risk of injury and illness inflicted on workers. When an employer fails in their legal obligation to protect your health and safety, they can be held liable for accidents at work that have caused your illness or injury.
Starting accident claims for pool cleaners
If you believe you have been involved in an accident at work that wasn’t your fault, and have suffered injury or illness as a consequence, Accident Advice Helpline can help you determine your eligibility to claim and conclude who is liable your accident at work.
With over 15 years’ experience assisting victims of personal injury, our team of specialist lawyers are the experts in this field, and will work around the clock to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
To start the claims process, simply nip online and complete our quick and easy 30-second test. Alternatively, our friendly, trained advisors are available to take your call. Contact us on Freephone number 0800 689 0500 for individual advice on your work-related accident, with no pressure to pursue your claim following the call.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown