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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

    Can I claim for an injury as a housekeeper?


    If you have been wondering, ‘can I claim for an injury as a housekeeper?’ the simple answer is yes, but it does depend on certain conditions. If your injury was caused by someone else, then you may well be in a position to file a claim for compensation. After discussing the details of your accident, Accident Advice Helpline can advise you of the best course of action to further process your claim.

    What do I need to do?

    It is very simple really, all you have to do is call us at Accident Advice Helpline on our free helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to one of our personal injury specialists to discuss your injuries and the circumstances surrounding the accident. A statement of events including dates and times can prove very helpful, as do photographs of the injury and the hazard that caused the accident. If there were witnesses, their contact details should be obtained in order to have their recollections added as evidence to the case. This type of evidence can really help to speed up the claim process.

    Why use Accident Advice Helpline?

    As well as the free, 24-hour helpline allowing you to contact us at no cost, we also offer a no-obligation service. This means that after your initial contact with Accident Advice Helpline, if you decide not to progress further with your claim, you do not have to. We want you to be happy with your decision to file a claim, so the choice has to be yours. Aside from our 24-hour helpline, you can also text ‘claim365’ to 88010 and one of our friendly advisers will call you back. Once you have given us the go ahead to process your claim, we will deal with it on your behalf. We will keep you informed every step of the way as to the progress of your claim so that you are always aware of where you stand. We will attempt to make the entire claim process as stress free as possible for you.

    What injuries could I suffer?

    You might be wondering how you can suffer an injury as a housekeeper, but accidents that cause more than knocks and scrapes are common. You will be using equipment that can cause you injury, such as a vacuum cleaner. If it is a heavy model you could hurt your back when moving it around if you haven’t had any formal manual handling training. You can also receive shocks from any electrical equipment that is not grounded properly, or from any loose live wires. You can trip and fall on low lying hazards, and get hit on the head by items on high shelves.

    If you have suffered an injury and someone else is to blame, then give us a call as soon as you can. Even if you are unsure if you will be eligible to make a claim, give us a call on 0800 689 0500; it costs nothing but a few minutes of your time to find out.

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    Date Published: May 22, 2015

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Accident at work claim

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