When you think about the retail industry, danger probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Whether you work in a clothes shop, food retailer or supermarket or even an electrical or mobile phone shop, there are hazards which could cause an accident all around you – and if you’re injured, you might be eligible to claim personal injury compensation.
Accidents in the retail industry could leave you seriously injured and claiming personal injury compensation could help you to cover those household bills and other expenses whilst you focus on what’s important – recovering from your injuries. Accident Advice Helpline has 15 years’ experience helping our customers claim compensation and we’re endorsed by our patron, TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen.
Is the retail industry dangerous?
You might be wondering what kind of accidents could happen whilst working in retail. Accidents in the retail industry may not be the type of accidents that involve heavy industrial machinery or hazardous chemicals, but they can still have serious long-term consequences for your health. Here are a few examples of the types of accident which could occur:
- Slip, trip or fall leading to broken bones, strains and sprains or back injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome from carrying out repetitive work
- Manual handling injuries caused by lifting heavy stock
Some injuries, such as back injuries, can take a long time to heal and physiotherapy or other treatment may be needed. In some cases, back injuries never fully heal and you may experience chronic pain and be unable to stand or sit for long periods of time. This could affect your ability to work and your enjoyment of life.
If you’ve sustained a back injury after lifting heavy items, you could claim personal injury compensation. Your employer should ensure that all staff are trained in manual handling, as lifting heavy items can cause serious injury – failure to provide training could mean they are held liable for your injuries when you make a claim for compensation. Why not find out right now how much you could claim, by taking the 30-second test on our website?
How much will you receive?
Whilst our 30-second test will give you an idea of the amount you could receive, our professional personal injury lawyers will draw on their years of experience, taking into account the extent of your injuries and any financial losses, to work out your individual settlement.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on: 0800 689 0500 today and you’ll benefit from our 100% no win, no fee service – there’s no obligation to go ahead with a claim, so you have nothing to lose.