Clean sparkling windows are the key to ensuring your home looks as good from the outside as it does on the inside! Window cleaners have a hard job, cleaning the windows of our homes in all weathers, come rain or come shine, and most window cleaners are reliable professionals, leaving your windows gleaming. However, if a negligent window cleaner doesn’t pay due care and attention, accidents could happen which could leave customers or passers-by injured. Here are just a few of the types of accidents which have potential to happen if window cleaners are negligent:
- Slipping on spilt water
- Tripping over a ladder left out when not in use
- Another window cleaner being injured by using poorly-maintained equipment
- Leaving windows open – young children could fall out
- Using harsh chemicals in cleaning solution could cause skin irritation or allergies
- Dropping a bucket or tools from height onto customer or passers-by
As you can see, there are a range of accidents which could be caused by negligent window cleaners. If you have been unlucky enough to be injured by your window cleaner, you’re probably feeling angry and frustrated; claiming compensation can help to give you the closure you need.
Steps to claiming personal injury compensation
Once you have received treatment for your injuries (if necessary), it is a good idea to photograph them, although this is not essential. If the object which caused your injury (such as an unsupervised ladder) is still there, taking a photograph of this can help to. Your personal injury lawyer will be able to determine whether there is evidence of negligence, and if they conclude that there is, they will gather evidence to support your claim. With many personal injury claims, there’s no need to attend court as claims often settle before this stage is reached.
Rely on Accident Advice Helpline for support
You can rely on Accident Advice Helpline to support you at every step of the claims process. Call our helpline for confidential, no-obligation advice, and you can find out more about what’s involved in making a claim for personal injury compensation. If you decide to proceed, remember that our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so there are no upfront fees to pay. In fact, you could find out how much you may be eligible to claim today, by taking the 30-second test on our website before you call us on 0800 689 0500 – we’re open 24/7.
Date Published: July 23, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Accidents at home