Negligent Decorator Accident Claim *
Claims against decorators for negligent behaviour occur when a decorator causes injury to another person as a direct result of their actions/inactions. Decorators work in several different environments, including both domestic and commercial places. As they are professionals they are expected to carry out their job to a high standard and ensure that they do so in a safe manner. As many decorators will be working in a number of different locations throughout the course of their job it is important that there are health and safety regulations in place in order to prevent the risk of an accident or injury. If a decorator has acted in a negligent manner the risk of other people sustaining an injury becomes higher. Failing to follow health and safety regulations is a common cause of many of the injuries which can be sustained as a result. Those who work in this industry should be aware of the potential risks that are associated with their job so as to help prevent accidents from occurring.
Who is Liable?
If it is the case that a decorator has acted negligently then they could be found liable for any accidents or injuries which are sustained. They are required to show a reasonable level of duty of care to all those who may come into contact with them throughout the course of their work. They are responsible for ensuring that they do not create hazards which could potentially lead to an injury.
As overexposure to paint and materials used in the decorating business can lead to the development of an illness it is important that they take necessary steps to ensure that members of the public do not come into contact with these materials. Failing to follow health and safety procedures could lead to an injury being sustained by both the decorator and those around them. If it is shown that they have acted in a negligent manner and have not taken reasonable steps to ensure the safety of others then they could be seen as liable and a claim may be made against them for this.
- Breaks and fractures
- Cuts and lacerations
- Muscle damage
- Head and Brain injuries
- Back injuries
- Injuries to the legs and feet
- Sprains and strains
Failing to keep a clean environment
Slip and fall accidents * on paint on a floor is a common type of accident caused by a negligence decorator. It is important that decorators ensure that they keep a clean environment so as to ensure that accidents do not occur as a result of spillages or equipment which is left on the ground. Employees in all industries have a responsibility to ensure that they do not contribute to the cause of an accident and they should carry out their work in a safe manner. They should always ensure that their workspace in clean and risk free to ensure the safety of both themselves and other members of the public.
Overexposure to toxic chemicals
Overtime, exposure to the toxic fumes and chemicals which are used in paint and other equipment can lead to the development of an illness. In order to prevent this from occurring, decorators should ensure that the area is well ventilated. This helps to prevent both the decorator and those around them from developing an illness. If left untreated these illness and conditions can worsen over time and become more serious as a result of overexposure.
Blocked fire exits
As decorators generally work with lots of equipment and materials this can often lead to exits being blocked by large items such as ladders. This can be a fire hazard and may cause an issue if people need to get in and out at certain times. If fire exits cannot be accessed this can result in people being unable to exit in emergency situations which can lead to avoidable personal injuries *.
Items falling from a height
It is often the case that decorators will be working from a height in order to carry out their work. While doing this they will likely be holding certain items which are needed by them. If one of these items were to fall they may injure people who are below on the ground. This is a common cause of head injuries and concussion.
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