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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 warehouse


    Accidents at work occur across the board. Whether you have a desk job, or a job that requires manual labour, work accidents can happen, but what potential accidents are there when you work at a supermarket warehouse?

    Back injuries

    When you work in a supermarket warehouse, you are required to do a lot of lifting. Whether it is lifting boxes onto lorries, or lifting items to be placed on shelves, lifting when you work in a supermarket warehouse is always required. When you first start working in this environment, your employer should train you on how to properly lift objects to ensure you are at a minimal risk of suffering a work accident, such as a back injury or pulled muscle. Failure to train staff on how to lift correctly can result in a very dangerous work-related accident that could cause all manner of back problems.

    Slips and trips

    Supermarket warehouses often have spillages. For example, when an order of drinks arrives, bottles may be accidentally smashed, causing a spillage on the warehouse floor. All companies should have policies in place for accidents in the workplace such as these because when spillages aren’t cleared, they can be a hazard and cause slips and trips.

    Broken bones

    All supermarket warehouse workers should be provided with safety equipment to wear because falling boxes and debris can cause accidents whilst at work, such as broken toes, feet and hands. Hard hats in some situations are important, as well as steel-toe capped boots, and it is up to the employer to provide these things to ensure your safety when at work.

    Industrial injury

    Not all, but some jobs in a supermarket warehouse may require you to use machinery – machinery which can cause a whole host of injuries at work. These machines should only be used by trained staff members, and machines should be safe, working and regularly checked, because failure to do any of these things can result in industrial injuries.

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    Have you had an injury at work?

    Suffering an injury whilst at work can be a very stressful event. It may not only hinder your work, but also your home life. But the truth is, if the accident wasn’t your fault, you should be compensated for the trouble you have been caused. Accident Advice Helpline has a team of lawyers that specialises in claiming thousands of pounds in compensation for victims of accidents and you can find out if they can help you, by calling for free on 0800 689 0500 today.

    Date Published: July 8, 2014

    Author: Accident Advice

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