Working as a private nanny can be an extremely satisfying and rewarding job. Being involved in the daily lives of young children and watching them grow and develop is nothing short of the dream job for many individuals with a predominant nurturing side.
That being said, life as a nanny isn’t risk free. Although working at another’s home may be a comfortable set up, accidents at work still do occur and can cause an array of work-related injuries of varying severity.
A nanny’s top 5 potential accident claims
- Slips, trips and falls while at work, whether in the home or out and about completing chores
- Road traffic accident claims for accidents that occur while completing work-related tasks
- Scalds and burns from kitchen activity
- Repetitive strain injury from an over-performed repeated task
- Other accidents caused by problems in the home such as electrical faults or building issues
Accidents at work: Who is to blame?
Accidents occur all of the time, and at times no one is to blame, it is simply a mishap caused by an oversight or human error.
That being said, while at work, your employer has a legal obligation to ensure your overall wellbeing. Your health and safety must be considered, and if you sustain a work-related injury and your employer is at fault, then they could be found liable for the harm you suffer.
In addition, depending on your individual accident at work, the employer could also be found liable for loss of earnings, damage to your belongings – including vehicles – and any distress or trauma you have experienced.
Rather than attempting to determine if your case is eligible on your own, a law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline, can streamline the legal process and assist with your case.
Involving Accident Advice Helpline
Should you decide that you want to try to claim compensation for your occupational injury, Accident Advice Helpline is available 24 hours, seven days a week. Accident Advice Helpline’s team works around the clock to ensure that victims of work-related personal injury receive the best possible service.
With years of experience, whatever work-related accident you have been through, Accident Advice Helpline has a nationwide team of specialists and legal professionals who will do all they can to ensure the recover the compensation you deserve.
Call today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice