No matter the sector you work in, you are always at risk of experiencing accidents at work. Working in a petrol station may seem like a risk-free job role, however, you would be wise to remember that you are working with gases, oils, and in close proximity to a constant stream of cars.
These elements combined create a workplace with multiple hazards, all of which can lead to workplace accidents of varying severity for employees. It is important that employees are assertive and remain vigilant regarding these risks when undertaking their daily duties at work.
Five potential accident claims for a petrol station worker include:
- Slips, trips and falls on oils and grease
- Assault – particularly when working unsocial hours
- Collisions with cars/car accident
- Sprains and strains from washing vehicles
- Burns from fires at the petrol station
Who is to blame for your accident at work?
Accidents happen regularly, and most of the time no one is really to blame, it is simply human error. That being said, at times you may sustain injuries regarded as an occupational accident and feel that not enough was done to prevent it from happening. In a case such as this, your employer may be liable for the harm you have suffered.
This is because, legally, your employer has a responsibility to ensure your health and safety. When you sustain an injury due to employer negligence, they fail to meet this obligation and become liable. A law firm can help you determine if it is likely that your employer is to blame and advise whether it is worth pursuing a claim for personal injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that was established in 2000 with the primary aim of assisting victims of personal injury in recovering the personal injury compensation they deserved for the harm they suffered. Accident Advice Helpline now has 14 years’ experience in this sector and a nationwide team of legal professionals on hand to manage your work-related accident claim.
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Accident Advice Helpline offers a free initial discussion for victims of work-related injury, with no obligation to proceed with the process following your call. Call today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile to get the ball rolling.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice