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Have you had an accident as a professional carer?

If you’ve been injured during your job as a care worker, we may be able to help you claim compensation.

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The role of a care worker can be tough and is often quite stressful. But in caring for others you can sometimes injure yourself, especially if you are visiting unfamiliar environments or homes.

What is a care worker?

A professional carer is someone who is paid to provide care and support either at home or in a residence outside of a hospital.

It might involve duties such as showering, dressing and feeding someone.  It could be providing nursing or first aid and other medical tasks such as giving injections or changing a catheter.

Or it might be providing care for people with mental or physical disabilities.

Professional carer roles tend to be classed as care workers and tend to be:

  • Care assistant in a residential home
  • Nursing home assistant
  • Personal care assistant
  • Home care assistant
  • Care for the elderly
  • Attendant care worker
  • Disability support worker
  • Live-in carers
  • Dementia care

Why make a care assistant injury claim?

Your employer has a duty of care towards you and if your accident happened because they failed to protect you, then they may be liable.

If you have been injured and needed time off work to recover, you will probably not be paid.  That, coupled with the worry over the people you are caring for, can make it a very stressful time.

Making a claim can take off the pressure on you, meaning you can recover without the worry over financial pressures and responsibilities. More about making a claim

How can First4Lawyers help?

Our accident at work specialists are here to listen to your situation and advise you of your options.  Chat to us for free and with no obligation to take it any further unless you want to.

If you do decide to proceed, a solicitor will construct your case to help you achieve maximum compensation.  We also offer a No Win No Fee service.

How much compensation will I receive for a carer’s claim?

That very much depends on your injury and how severe it is. Our compensation calculator gives an idea of the amounts you could be awarded, but a chat with our legal advisors will give you advice tailored to your individual circumstances.

Is there a time limit for making a claim?

There is usually a three-year period, from the date of the accident.

I think I have a claim, what do I do next?

Make sure you seek medical treatment and anything that will aid your recovery. 

Keep notes about what happened, dates, your injury and treatments etc. and this will help us to give you the best advice.

Then just give us a call and we will see how we can help.  It’s that easy!

 

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Lisa Milnes

Lisa Milnes

Assistant Team Leader

Lisa graduated with a law degree in 2010 and, after travelling extensively she completed the Legal Practice Course. Lisa is assistant team leader within claims and enjoys helping to develop our claims advisors to make sure customers are dealt with professionally and that, as a team, we are helping as many people as possible.

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