Catching shoplifters is all in a day’s work for security guards at retail stores, whilst night shift security guards could be responsible for maintaining the security of an important building at night time. There’s no denying that working as a security guard is a demanding yet rewarding role, and it’s important that you receive health and safety training to ensure that you know how to handle a range of different situations at work. If your employer has been negligent and you’ve been injured in an accident at work, chances are you’ll be feeling pretty angry. But the good news is that you could claim security guard injury compensation for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings.
How have you been injured?
Security guards are at risk of injury in a range of different situations, and making a claim for security guard injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline could help you out financially during a difficult time. Here are just a few of the most common injuries sustained by security staff:
- Slip, trip or fall injuries, such as slipping on a wet floor or tripping over a hazard whilst chasing a shoplifter
- Scalded by hot liquid being spilt, such as a cup of tea
- Injured by faulty equipment such as CCTV equipment
- Lacerations from broken glass or items inside your premises
Not all security guards injured at work will be eligible to make a compensation claim – it depends who’s to blame for your accident. Imagine your employer hasn’t provided you with safety training to carry out your job, or given you basic equipment you need to work night-shift security, such as a torch. In cases like these, they could be held liable for your injuries. Or it may be that you’ve been injured by faulty equipment – it’s your employer’s duty to ensure that equipment used at work is of a safe standard.
Will my claim be successful?
We can’t say with 100% certainty that any claim will be successful, but Accident Advice Helpline’s lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so we’ll only take on your claim if we think there’s a good chance of success. We have a great track record over the years and a recommendation from our patron, Dame Esther Rantzen, and you can get no-obligation advice, in confidence, from our expert advisors by calling 0800 689 0500 today.
Date Published: September 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton