No one really enjoys housework, which is one of the main reasons why some people hire a domestic help to assist them in getting these regular chores done out of the way. It can free up a lot of time for you if you are the one looking for assistance in this way. Similarly, if you are the domestic help it may provide a good source of income if you like doing housework!
Being a domestic help will likely mean you are exposed to various potential dangers throughout the average day. For example, many cleaning fluids are packed with chemicals and must be handled with respect and in accordance with the instructions. If this is not the case it is possible that you could end up being burned or otherwise injured by handling them.
How can you stay safe at work?
Whoever employs you has a duty of care towards you to make sure you are safe whenever you are at work. In relation to handling the chemicals and cleaning products mentioned above, this may mean providing you with proper protective equipment such as gloves, aprons and perhaps even goggles or protective glasses.
Manual handling injuries might also be a problem with regard to injuries suffered by domestic helpers. If you work in this role and you have never received proper training in this area, you might be able to get domestic help injury compensation. Your employer should make sure you are always safe and able to enjoy your work without risk of injury. This in turn should reduce the odds of you ever having to claim domestic help injury compensation.
Call us now for proper advice
Accident Advice Helpline has supported other domestic workers in compensation cases for injuries they have received at work. The crucial factor in each case is the need to prove negligence. If we can help you do this because you have appropriate evidence to go on, you can look forward to your case being handled by a professional injury compensation lawyer.
All you need to do to begin is to call us on 0800 689 0500. This is a free call and you can call us whenever you like too – the line is open 24/7. The sooner you call the easier it will be to recall the memories of what happened, so make contact with us today.