Retail assistants have a busy and demanding job for the most part. They have to deal with all kinds of customers and long queues as well in many cases. So you can imagine how much of a shock it would be if they had an accident while at work that caused them to suffer an injury too.
Thankfully most retail assistants work in safe places and their employers do everything they can to make sure they provide a safe and productive workplace. It would be unusual for anyone to suffer an injury while going about their work in this type of setting. However things can potentially go awry from time to time, and this can potentially lead to an undesired outcome.
Examples of how a retail assistant might potentially be injured
Slippery floors can be dangerous if they are not cleaned and dried regularly. In wet weather the shop floor could easily become slippery, causing a retail assistant to slip over and hurt themselves. Similarly there could be occasions where stock is left out on the floor and might potentially be hazardous, causing an assistant to trip over.
Other examples of possible accidents might include using a till that has not been wired in properly. It may be possible to receive a shock from it, or indeed from any plug or power source that has not been installed in a proper manner. Another example may involve being hit by faulty shelving that comes off the wall, or shelving that was not installed properly in the first place.
Considering retail assistant injury compensation
In situations like these, claiming retail assistant injury compensation probably wouldn’t be the first thing on your mind. However if you have been hurt and your injuries were caused through negligence, you do have a right to consider making a claim of this nature.
Accident Advice Helpline has a number of experienced lawyers who are already handling cases on behalf of people just like you – people who have been injured because of negligence. There is a possibility they could take on your case as well, on a no win, no fee* basis. Why not find out now by calling 0800 689 0500 to see whether they could help you claim compensation for the injuries you have been left to suffer with? It could be possible if you were hurt because your employer was negligent.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Accident at work claim