Got Injured With Previous Employer - Now Striking Out My Own.

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  1. Hello everyone,
    First time posting. I was injured on the job with previous employer (window cleaning). He had no workers ins, so now im striking out on my own. I have
    2 years experience cleaning windows residential and commercial (traditional). Any advice?
     
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  2. laddergarder

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    What things have you done so far, do you have flyers, or business cards sorted, are you planning on door knocking to gain work. If you read through the forum, you will get a wide range of advice on various things, but if there is something specific, like what insurance companies do you use? for instance, you'll get more responses.
     
  3. Dodger

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    Welcome mate.
     
  4. rcproperty

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    not good when that happens, hope your ok!
    first things first, get insurance! lol
    but like laddergarder said would start with that sort of stuff!
     
  5. Paul

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    Welcome to the forum mate.
     
  6. Iain

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    Sue him. He's required by law to have public liability AND employers liability. This is 2012 and people should know better. What if you were killed?! Take him to the cleaners, in a manner of speaking...

    Best of luck whatever you decide to do
     
  7. harunh

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    Good luck mate, get insurance and get knocking on the doors and u will have a good round in no time mate
     
  8. windyman

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    Did he employ you? Or did you just work for him under a self employed basis? Like subcontracted.

    If you were employed and not self employed- he has to have employer's liability as noted above, you could take him to court & win, no problem.
     
  9. windybenn

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    Welcome to the forum mate

    How did you get injured?
     
  10. Posh

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    Greetings.
     
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