Being a cleaner is not the most luxurious job but many people enjoy a spring clean every day. Whether it is cleaning in a hotel or in residential properties being a cleaner has its own hazards.
With many different electrical appliances and a large collection of different chemicals cleaners are faced with many possible injuries. Any injury which his receipt through no fault of your own can be an accident at work in Suffolk compensation claim.
Hazards for cleaners
Many electrical appliances are used for cleaning. From vacuum cleaners irons and steam cleaners any of these gadgets can develop faults which can lead to injury. Although these appliances are usually built with safety features, problems can still develop which often result from lack of maintenance.
Perhaps more dangerous than electrical appliances are the chemicals also used in cleaning. With different chemical solutions for different purposes, there are many hazards which can result in an accident at work in Suffolk. All chemicals used in cleaning should be approved by C O S H H so that all users know the product is safe to work with.
If the employer has provided these materials which are either faulty or unsafe they are putting their employees in danger of injury.
An accident at work in Suffolk and cleaners
Being made to use faulty equipment can get your employer into more trouble than just a compensation claim. The only equipment to be used should be safe, approved and fully functional. If any other equipment is provided which is not safe to use employees have a right to refuse to use that piece of equipment.
An accident at work in Suffolk involving faulty equipment can be a compensation claim though the amount of compensation to be awarded can vary. Dependent on many factors including the severity of injuries and circumstances of the accident.
If your employer does not give you believe functional equipment to do your job which then results in an injury you could be entitled to some compensation money. Making any claim is not something you have to do alone as there are many people who can help.
Accident Advice Helpline can help you to get on track on making your compensation claim. We have a team on standby who can answer any questions that you may have. We are free to call so phone 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 16th May 2014
Author: David Brown