A handyman doesn’t necessarily have to hold any specific qualifications, and their job description can often seem rather vague – they can be employed at many different places of work to carry out routine maintenance, anything from changing light bulbs to decorating and fixing broken items. Whilst qualifications aren’t always necessary for a handyman, practical experience is essential, and most handymen take great pride in their work, carrying out a range of tasks at their place of work. Because of the nature of the work they carry out, if a handyman is negligent, this could lead to accidents happening and people could be injured – for example, failing to clean up broken glass properly could lead to an accident, or a wet floor without a warning sign could cause a slip.
If you’ve been injured by a negligent handyman, you’re probably wondering if you’re eligible to claim compensation. If there is evidence of negligence, a claim should be possible, although this depends on your individual circumstances – the amount of compensation you’ll receive will take into account various factors, including the severity of your injuries.
Should I make a claim for personal injury compensation?
Many people avoid claiming compensation, fearing that they will offend somebody or make a situation more difficult. Whilst it’s a personal decision whether or not to make a claim, if you have been the victim of a negligent handyman, claiming compensation is something that you should seriously consider. You may have needed to undergo painful or expensive medical treatment for your injuries, or been forced to take time off work and suffered loss of earnings. The amount of compensation you receive will reflect these factors.
Choosing a specialist in personal injury compensation
It’s important to choose a law firm which specialises in personal injury compensation, so opt for Accident Advice Helpline. We don’t deal with any other area of the law, and we have been helping people get the compensation they deserve since 2000. Our experienced team of lawyers are on hand to offer confidential advice, and there’s no obligation to proceed with a claim – the choice is yours. What’s more, if you do decide to push ahead with a claim for compensation, we work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so that’s another weight off your mind. Why not call our friendly team today on our freephone helpline? We’re here 24/7 to take your call on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: July 23, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Accidents at home