Negligent decorator injury claims

Updated: October 8, 2018

Introduction

Whether decorators are working within a domestic or commercial environment, they are obliged to do so in the safest manner possible. As professionals, they have a duty to complete their work in a way that does not endanger anyone in the vicinity. Decorators must follow basic health and safety procedures in order to prevent people from sustaining injuries.

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Do I have a claim for a negligent decorator injury?

If you have suffered a negligent decorator injury in the last three years and someone else was to blame, then we can help you make a compensation claim.

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What can go wrong if decorators do not take the proper precautions?

  • You could slip on paint or paste that has been left on the floor this could cause you to fall and sustain broken bones or muscle damage
  • Inhaling toxic fumes decorators should ensure that the area being treated is well ventilated to prevent illness
  • Bearing the impact of an item being dropped by the decorator whilst working on a ladder this could cause concussion or even head injuries
  • Tripping over tools, pots of paint or other pieces of kit if these items have been left lying around, people can break bones or suffer from sprains or bruises
  • Fire exits being blocked by equipment this can result in people being unable to escape the building in the event of a fire or other emergency
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Who is at fault if you are injured because of the actions of a decorator?

The decorator himself can be liable for your injury, however, may not have the necessary liability insurance covering accidents in a public place. In domestic properties, the landlord can be responsible for the actions or anyone he employs. Similarly, in commercial premises, such as shops, cafes or leisure facilities, the owners have a duty of care to their customers and members of the public in the area.

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Calculate my negligent decorator injury compensation

The amount of compensation you will receive depends on a number of factors. Our personal injury compensation calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

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Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide panel of solicitors take on all types of personal injury claims and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their level of experience and their success rate in winning claims.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Emma Bell Employers and Public Liability Panel Solicitor
Shahida Chaudery Complex Injury Claims Panel Solicitor
Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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