Sometimes St Albans no win no fee* lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline handle cases for care home employees who have contracted infectious diseases at work. The St Albans no win no fee* lawyers often find that the disease has been contracted because of the lack of a clear policy and a lack of appropriate training and supervision. Accident Advice Helpline (a leading personal injury law firm) can help with this sort of claim – and can handle your case for you on a no win no fee* basis. This means that you will not have to pay out any up front legal fees to get the case started.
Why would you need St Albans no win no fee* lawyers for a care home infectious disease claim?
The St Albans no win no fee* lawyers would help you to claim compensation from whoever was to blame for your illness. Most cases never get to court and can be dealt with from the comfort of your own home. The person to blame for the illness may be the care home operator if there were things that they could have done to prevent the transmission of disease – but they did not do them.
There are some safety precautions that responsible care home operators often introduce to prevent the transmission of disease amongst residents and employees:
- They give their employees clear instructions on how to safely clear up and disinfect spillages of infected blood and infected body fluids. The employees are clear about what they should do and know exactly how to do it. This is often dealt with in an initial training session (when the employee first starts work) and in on-going training sessions which are carried out as needed to top-up and refresh knowledge and skills.
- They devise and circulate policies on clearing up blood and bodily fluids that specify the safety measures that employees should take, such as how much ventilation is required and what personal protective equipment should be worn. This may be things like aprons and gloves.
- Many care home operators find that it is useful to have a written procedure that all the employees are familiar with. They find that it is useful to keep it with the spillage kit or with the chemicals that would be used to clean up a body fluid spillage
- Some care homes recognise that they have a high rate of hepatitis B infection amongst their residents. As a result, they have decided to offer employees appropriate immunisation and may have made arrangements with an occupational health service or a General Practitioner to get this completed. They also carry out periodic checks to ensure that employees remain protected by the vaccine.
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