If you work as a chimney sweep and have suffered an accident that was not your fault, call the personal injury specialists at Accident Advice Helpline for the best chimney sweeping accident advice. We may be able to help you claim compensation.
While working conditions for chimney sweeps have improved considerably since Victorian times, the job is still not without risks.
Your employer has a legal responsibility to ensure that your working environment is as safe as possible and to provide you with the correct training and equipment to minimise risks. If you have an accident because your employer has provided you with incorrect or faulty equipment, such as a damaged ladder, then your employer can be considered negligent. If your accident occurs because you or a colleague have been instructed to complete a task that you or they have not been properly trained in, your employer may be considered negligent.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
You can make a personal injury claim for any injury that was caused by the negligence of others and that has financial consequences for you. A major risk for chimney sweeps is a fall from considerable height. This can result in broken bones, spinal injuries or brain injuries. In some cases these accidents can lead to permanent incapacity or even prove fatal. If you are unable to work, even temporarily, the financial consequences can be devastating for you and your family.
Making a claim
If you suffer a chimney sweeping accident you should first seek medical assistance. Medical documentation of your injuries will be needed by your lawyer when making a claim. Record all the details while they are fresh in your mind and get the contact details of any witnesses. If possible, take a photograph of the hazard that caused your injury.
You must start the claims process within three years of your chimney sweeping accident. Call Accident Advice Helpline as soon as you feel able for the best legal advice on making a personal injury claim. Our helpline is free to call and available 24-hours a day. Our helpful advisors will be able to tell you if you are eligible for compensation and even estimate how much you are likely to receive.
If you decide to proceed with a case, your details will be passed to one of our expert solicitors who specialise in your injury type.
Still not sure?
Many people worry about making a personal injury claim. It may seem too complicated and expensive. You may also worry if you are making a claim against your employer. With Accident Advice Helpline you do not need to worry about that. Our solicitors have many years of experience in making personal injury claims and will be committed to settling your claim as quickly as possible and with a minimum of fuss. They all work on a no win no fee basis so you do not have to worry about the expense.
It is also worth noting that any compensation will be paid by your employer’s liability insurance not by your employer.
If you are looking for qualified chimney sweeping accident advice, you have nothing to lose by calling Accident Advice Helpline today.
Date Published: November 12, 2014
Author: David Brown