Coronavirus COVID19 Compensation Claim

If you have been infected by the Coronavirus during the course of your employment  then you will have a claim for compensation against your employer. Your employer has a duty of care to ensure that you do not become infected when it is know that the you could be at risk.  If you have suffered the loss of a loved one who was a resident in a care home where they caught Covid19  or an employee who caught the disease during the course of employment then you will be able to claim compensation.

Your Employer's Duty of Care

Since the WHO on the 24/02/2020 declared a 'Public Health Emergency of International Concern' this put every employer in the world on notice that infection was likely and that due care and concern was appropriate to ensure that none of their employees were infected while . If you have contracted the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Infection while preforming the duties of your Coronavirus (Covid-19) Infection while preforming the duties of your employment then your employer will be liable to pay compensation.

Lack Of PPE and Training

If as an essential worker you were made to work without appropriate personal protection equipment (PPE) or did not receive the correct training in how to use your PPE when dealing with highly contagious disease and subsequently caught the virus then you will be able to claim compensation from your employer.

Essential Workers Claims

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Delivery Drivers Covid19 Claims

If you have not been supplied with appropriate  PPE or have been trained in the use of PPE and have caught Covid19 while doing your delivery round then your employer is liable for the injury and suffering that you went through. You will be able to claim compensation.

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Care Home Workers Covid19 Claims

If while working in a care home you have caught covid19 then you will be able to make a claim for compensation. You employer has a duty to ensure that you have adequate PPE and that you are trained in the correct way to deal with your PPE during a pandemic. Furthermore your employer has a duty to protect you if covid19 is present within the care home.

Food Processing Plant Workers Covid19 Claims

Your employer should have provided you with adequate  PPE and training on how to use PPE when dealing with highly contagious disease furthermore they need to ensure that that Covid19 is not brought into the work place. If you have caught Covid19 at your plant then you will have a claim for compensation for the pain and suffering you have went through

Hospital Workers (Doctors, Nurses, Porters, Cleaners & Admin) Covid19 Claims

The hospital has a duty to ensure that you are safe while at your work especially in such a high risk environment as a hospital during a lethal pandemic. If you have caught Covid19 while working in a hospital then the hospital has failed in it duty to keep you safe and you will be able to claim compensation for your suffering.

Prison Officers Covid19 Claims

The Prison Service has a duty of care to ensure that as a prison officer you will not become infected from Covid19. Due to the unique circumstances of a prison, its layout and the general prison population overcrowding extra special attention is needed to ensure that the disease does not gain a foothold or even turn into a runaway hotbox for Covid19. If you have become infected with Covid19 while working in a prison then you will be due compensation.

Shop Workers (Supermarkets, Petrol Stations, Convenience Stores) Covid19 Claims

If you have not been supplied with appropriate  PPE or have not been trained in the use of  the  PPE when dealing with highly contagious disease and have caught Covid19  then your employer is liable for the injury and suffering that you went through. You will be able to claim compensation. Your employer has a duty of care to ensure that you do not catch Covid19 when you are working for them.

Distribution Warehouse Workers Covid19 Claims

Your employer is legally bound to take all reasonable steps to protect you while at work. You should have be provided with adequate  PPE and training on how to use PPE when dealing with highly contagious disease (not just normal PPE training, there is a difference) furthermore they need to ensure that that Covid19 is not brought into the warehouse. If you have caught Covid19 at your warehouse then you will have a claim for compensation for the pain and suffering you have went through

High Risk Residential Claims

Care Home Residents Covid19 Claims

Your residential care home has a legal duty to its residents to ensure that they do not become infected from this highly contagious viral disease. If you have caught Covid19 while residing in a care home then you will be due compensation from the care home providers insurance company. 

Prison Inmates Covid19 Claims

The Prison Service has a duty of care to ensure that as a prisoner in its custodial care you will not become infected from Covid19. Due to the unique circumstances of a prison, its layout and the general overcrowding extra special attention is needed to ensure the safe housing of prisoners. If you have become infected with Covid19 while in prison then you will be due compensation.

Death Due To Covid19 Claims

Care Home Deaths

  If you have suffered the loss of a loved one who was a resident in a care home where they caught Covid19 then you will be able to claim compensation from the insurers of the care home. The home has a duty of care to its residents to ensure that they do not become sick from a preventable disease. 

Death From Employment

If your loved one died from Covid19 which they contracted during the course of their employment then you will be able to claim compensation as the employer has failed in their duty to protect your loved one.

Making a Claim For Compensation

If you have suffered from Covid19  and want to be compensated, you should contact Scottish Claims Helpline today.

Simply complete our online claim form or call on 0141 628 5657 to begin your Coronavirus claim.
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