Domestic staff carry out various cleaning tasks in a wide variety of locations. For example they may clean in hospitals, care homes, offices and a variety of other business and general locations. They are typically employed by companies that offer a wide variety of cleaning services, and this means they have an opportunity to work at more than one location too in some cases.
In every case though, the cleaning company must ensure their domestic staff are trained to do the jobs that will be required of them. If they will use vacuums and floor polishers, they must know how to do so safely. If they will need to use various cleaning sprays they should have the appropriate equipment to ensure they will not be hurt by breathing in the spray. Personal protective equipment should be provided in this case.
How much domestic staff accident compensation might be paid in a successful case?
Sometimes things do go wrong in the workplace, and if a cleaner is hurt while doing their work they have a right to see whether they could claim domestic staff accident compensation. If so, there is an opportunity to be recompensed for any out-of-pocket expenses experienced, as well as being compensated for the injuries suffered.
Manual handling injuries can occur in this situation, as well as injuries that could be sustained in other ways. For example, an electric shock could be experienced if a cleaning machine, such as a floor buffer for example, is faulty. Whatever the case may be, it is vital to ensure you find out whether compensation is a possibility.
Could you win compensation?
If you are asking yourself this question because you have been involved in an accident like this within the last three years, you should call Accident Advice Helpline as soon as you can on 0800 689 0500. There is never any charge to do this, and we can also offer you some no-obligation advice when you call.
If you can make a claim and we feel you have a strong chance of winning your case, our lawyers could help you go through the next steps. We will always keep you in the loop regarding your claim and where you are at in the process. Make sure you have a chance to win by calling us today if you’ve been involved in something similar.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead