Are you a cleaner?
If you are a cleaner and have been injured in an accident at work then an experienced solicitor in Henley may be able to help you claim the financial compensation that you are entitled to.
Why not contact Accident Advice Helpline today to speak to an expert solicitor in Henley or take our 30 second test?
You may be forgiven for thinking that being a cleaner is not a terribly dangerous job, and for the most part you would probably be right.
However, there are certain accepted risks associated with being a cleaner such as:
- Injuries caused by manual handling accidents – these often result from having to move large pieces of equipment such as hoovers or floor polishers. You may even be required to move furniture in order to clean an area or office effectively. If this is the case then your employer should ensure that you have received the proper training on how to effectively move such objects, or that you are provided with the right support to do so. If they have failed to do this and you are injured as a result then a solicitor in Henley may be able to argue that they should be held accountable for your injuries, and thus enable you to make a claim for compensation against them.
- Industrial diseases caused by exposure to chemicals or dangerous substances – many cleaners are required to use a wide variety of chemical substances in order to clean. It is the responsibility of an employer to ensure that COSHH regulations are adhered to and that the necessary training and personal protection equipment is provided to minimise harm. Exposure to such chemicals can cause diseases such as asthma and dermatitis. Cleaners may also be exposed to asbestos which can in later life lead to the development of asbestos related diseases such as asbestosis, pleural plaques and lung cancers.
- Needle stick injuries – while these are stereotypically associated with working in medical settings, cleaners in parks and various other areas such as subways and car parks can also be exposed to the dangers these objects present. A solicitor in Henley can help make a case against an employer who has failed to provide the necessary PPE or training to mitigate against the risks associated with these.
Contact an expert solicitor in Henley today for more information
If you would like more information about making a claim for compensation as a result of an accident incurred at work then you should contact Accident Advice Helpline today and speak to our expert solicitor in Henley.
Our expert solicitor in Henley can provide you with all the support and advice you need, and will be on hand to help you with every aspect of your claim from start to finish.
They will also be able to ensure that you can claim for any loss of earnings or out of pocket expenses caused by your injury.
Contact us today and see how much your claim for compensation is worth.
Date Published: 31st March 2014
Author: David Brown