Cashier work would seem to be fairly safe to do, and for the most part you would be right. However, as with any kind of job you can still suffer injuries and illness if your employers do not take every step to protect your health and well-being while you are there.
There are situations where you could end up being hurt through repeated use of the tills for example. If you work in a busy store, taking payment for orders continually through periods of the day, you could eventually sustain repetitive strain injury or a similar condition. This can lead to pain in the wrists, hands and fingers, thus making your work very difficult to continue with.
Other examples of situations where cashier injury compensation could be paid
There have been other times when shops have been robbed for the cash in the till. In this situation the cashier is likely to be targeted. Some people – although thankfully very few – have been hurt during armed robberies, and received physical and mental injuries that have taken some time to heal.
In other circumstances back injuries might be sustained if inappropriate stools or seats have been provided for cashiers. Other injuries might also occur if the cashier is expected to get on with other tasks, such as unpacking boxes of stock or handling orders for takeaway coffee for example. In these instances, cuts, bruises, scalds and burns might also be possible.
Very few cashiers are injured annually
The good news is the job of a cashier is usually a fairly safe one, especially when the employer takes every care to provide a safe and pleasant place to work in. However, if something should go wrong and someone should end up being injured as a result, there could be a reasonable chance that cashier injury compensation might be the result.
To find out if this might be the case in your situation, you can call Accident Advice Helpline. We may be able to put your case in front of one of our expert lawyers with extensive experience in handling no win, no fee* compensation claims for injuries suffered by cashiers and other workers. Make sure you seek no-obligation advice today by calling us on 0800 689 0500. This is the best way to make sure you do not leave money on the table if you can make a compensation claim right now.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead