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Cleaners Injured At Work

Cleaners Injured at work


Duncan Lewis Personal Injury Solicitors for Cleaners injured at Work


No Win No Fee Claims for Cleaners injured at Work


Duncan Lewis is one of the UK’s leading firms of personal injury and Legal Aid solicitors – and can advise on how to make no win no fee claims for cleaners injured at work.


What sort of injuries can I claim for as a cleaner?


Cleaning work involves a lot of hard physical activity and the use of chemical cleaning agents, many of which are hazardous, especially if not used properly or if cleaning agents are combined.


The working environment for a cleaner is also hazardous, involving navigating round furniture, tackling steps and stairs with cleaning equipment and machinery – and even cleaning electrical equipment in offices, such as water dispensers.


Work injuries cleaners can claim for include:


  • Back, neck and shoulder injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Contact injuries (rashes from chemical cleaning agents)
  • Electric shocks
  • Falls (stairs and steps, from ladders or chairs)
  • Fractures
  • Inhalation injury (hazardous chemicals like ammonia)
  • Knee and joint injuries
  • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
  • Slips and trips (shiny flooring, worn carpets)
  • Spinal injuries.


Faulty products claims can also be made if you are self employed or a sole contractor and suffer injury as a result of faulty equipment used in your job as a cleaner.


How long do I have to claim for work injuries as a cleaner?


Compensation claims for accidents and injury at work as a cleaner fall under the area of law known as personal injury.


Personal injury claimants usually have three years from the date of the injury to make a claim for cleaners’ accident and injury at work compensation.


Claims can sometimes be made outside the three-year limitation period, however.


Because of the limitation period for personal injury claims, it is important to seek legal advice from Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors as soon as possible if you are injured in an accident at work as a cleaner.


Family members can call Duncan Lewis for advice on making a claim if a loved one has been seriously injured at work as a cleaner and is still recovering in hospital.


How much compensation can Cleaners Injured at Work claim?


Compensation for Cleaners injured at Work includes:


  • General Damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity
    The exact amount will be assessed according to the extent of injury, estimated recovery time and rehabilitation needed – and whether further medical treatment or even lifelong care is needed.
  • Special Damages to cover medical fees and out-of-pocket expenses
    Expenses might include physiotherapy, loss of earnings, travel expenses to hospital or damage to personal items. In more serious cases, ongoing care, loss of future salary and pension or adaptations to your home would be included.


Who pays compensation claims to Cleaners Injured at Work?


Employers have a legal duty to ensure safe working practices – and should carry out regular health and safety checks to make sure work premises or sites are properly managed and maintained, equipment is fit for purpose – and staff are properly trained and supervised.


Employees must also follow good working practices and report any lapses in health and safety to employers or line managers.


However, it is your employer’s insurer who will settle any claim for accident at work or work injury compensation – or the insurer of whoever is liable for your accident.


Many cleaning work injury claims are settled out-of-court by insurers, so you do not have to worry that if you make a claim for compensation this will cause problems for you when you return to work as a cleaner.


Will I have to go to court to claim compensation?


Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor will keep you fully informed at all stages of the case.


Most compensation claims for accidents and injury at work involving cleaners are settled out-of-court – Duncan Lewis personal injury lawyers negotiate hard to get the best settlement for you.


But if a court hearing is necessary, Duncan Lewis instructs leading barristers who specialise in accidents and injury at work claims, to make sure you have the best legal representation possible.


Why Duncan Lewis is the best claims solicitor for Cleaners Injured at Work


  • Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors understand just how upsetting injury at work as a cleaner can be – we believe in putting you first to obtain the best results for you
  • Duncan Lewis is one of the leading firms of Personal Injury and Legal Aid solicitors in the UK
  • Our initial advice on making compensation claims for cleaners injured a work is free
  • Duncan Lewis accepts claims from cleaners injured at work on a no win no fee basis, so you will not have to worry about legal fees
  • We will visit you at home if you are recovering from serious injuries sustained in an accident at work as a cleaner – and can arrange expert medical opinions to help back up your claim
  • Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors will make sure you understand every stage of your claim for injuries sustained as a cleaner
  • We will handle negotiations for you, so you do not have to worry while you are recovering from an accident or injuries at work as a cleaner.


Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors have a successful track record in accident and injury at work claims for cleaners.


Contact Duncan Lewis for free advice on making claims for cleaners injured at work by calling 020 7923 4020.

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