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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    The potential perils of working in a supermarket car park


    Do you work in a supermarket car park? Is your job to collect trolleys, keep the car park safe and clean for customers? Is it up to you to check that all customers are abiding by the car park regulations? If so, you may find it useful to discover these potential perils that every supermarket car park employee is at risk of. Learning about what the risks are can help you avoid an accident at work and minimise the risk of obtaining a work injury.

    A slip trip or fall on the car park grounds

    A supermarket car park should be a safe place for both workers and customers. Every day, hundreds, if not thousands, of people park their cars and shop, and it is up to the supermarket to ensure the car park is a safe place, with a clean, even surface, where customers and employees of all ages are safe from accidents such as slips and trips. Things such as potholes or slippery substances on the tarmac can cause accidents such as falls and slips, and if these issues aren’t dealt with by the supermarket, everyone’s wellbeing is at risk.

    Bruises or broken bones

    If you work in a supermarket car park and are in charge of gathering up trolleys, then you will be at risk of work injuries such as bruises and broken bones. Running over your feet with a trolley can be exceptionally painful and damaging, but if you are wearing the correct footwear, these work-related injuries can be minimised, if not avoided altogether. It is up to your employer to provide and advise you when it comes to safety equipment and practices, and if you have suffered an injury because of lack of safety wear, Accident Advice Helpline could help you make a claim for compensation.

    Road-related injury

    When you work in a supermarket car park, you are in close contact with moving vehicles and this instantly puts you at risk of a road-related injury. When this happens, like a regular vehicle accident, you should obtain the driver’s details for legal or police use, and if the accident is not your fault and you suffered an injury, Accident Advice Helpline could help you make a claim for compensation.

    Working in a supermarket car park isn’t the safest of jobs, but being aware of these dangers can help you keep safe in your work.

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    Date Published: July 8, 2014

    Author: Accident Advice

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