Some of the more unusual cases that the Spelthorne ‘no win, no fee’ lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline may deal with involve cases of infection in a care home. Control of infection is an important consideration throughout the care home environment. Employees could potentially be exposed to a range of human pathogens and these could make them very ill indeed.
If you are an employee at a care home and you have been ill with an infectious disease because your employer did not introduce adequate precautions then the Spelthorne ‘no win, no fee’ lawyers may be able to help you to start a claim for compensation. You can contact Accident Advice Helpline whenever you like to discuss this.
Spelthorne ‘no win, no fee’ lawyers and claims from care homes – infectious diseases
Perhaps you are thinking about contacting some Spelthorne ‘no win, no fee’ lawyers because you feel that your employer did not do one of the following and that resulted in you contracting an infectious disease at work.
- Maybe the care home where you work did not have an infection prevention and control policy at all – as a result they may have been completely unprepared to deal with a case of an infectious disease
- May be the infection control policy did not detail the education and training of employees in infection prevention and control issues and perhaps you feel that you did not receive the training that you needed. As a result you may not have been aware of how to protect yourself and others from the transmission of infectious diseases
- The infection control policy may not have detailed the procedures that should have been followed in an outbreak situation
- The infection policy may not have included protocols for hand washing and you may not have been trained in correct methods for hand washing or may not have been supplied with the appropriate materials to wash your hands correctly
- The care home may not have introduced appropriate resident isolation procedures and may not have adopted aseptic procedures
- There may have been poor sanitation, disinfection and decontamination techniques at the care home. Perhaps even the domestic cleaning policies were inadequate
- The care home may have failed to introduce an ill-health reporting and recording system which was subject to monitoring, surveillance and audit to make sure that it was working correctly
- There may not have been an adequate sharps injuries policy
If you suspect that you have been made ill because of any of the above then you can call Accident Advice Helpline today and discuss whether the team of Spelthorne ‘no win, no fee’ lawyers could help you with a personal injury claim.
Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.
Date Published: 6th September 2014
Author: Sharon Parry