Some families find the addition of an au pair is perfect when they have one or more children who need attention for the majority of the day. Very often an au pair represents good value for money for the family, and a great opportunity for the au pair as well. They stay and lodge with the family and earn some money and have a room as well.
Most families will vet an au pair before taking them on. They will usually go to an established agency who can be relied upon to provide excellent au pairs for those who need them. This means you can have peace of mind in knowing your children are well-cared for whenever you are not around.
Supposing your child is injured?
Children suffer injuries while they are young – it is all part and parcel of growing up. However there may be instances – isolated, thankfully – in which a child is neglected by the au pair when they should be looking after them. For example, perhaps they are allowed to go into the bathroom and they slip over and hit their head, when they should have been restricted to another room when the au pair could watch over them.
This is just one example. There are potentially many other instances where an au pair could be found to have been negligent in leaving the child alone and this might lead to them being injured. It is these circumstances that might potentially result in au pair injury compensation being paid.
Are you an au pair who has been hurt?
Similarly, an accident could happen where the au pair is injured and not the child. The au pair has a right to expect to be able to work safely without fear of being hurt in any way. If they are hurt and the parents of the children they are looking after are found to have been negligent, this could lead to an au pair injury compensation claim too.
In any event, call Accident Advice Helpline if you can, as this brings you the chance to make a no win, no fee compensation claim if you do have a good case. The sooner you call us on 0800 689 0500 the sooner you can get some answers. Make sure you speak to one of our advisors as quickly as you can, so you are able to get advice.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead