There are all kinds of stores you could work in if you want to get involved with shop work. The specific type of store you work in could make a difference to how you go about your work.
For example, if you work in an electronics store you may well need an extensive knowledge of the products you are going to be selling. You should also be able to work safely, and as such you should receive appropriate training from your employer to make sure you know what you are doing.
There aren’t that many times when injured electronics store staff come to the attention of companies such as Accident Advice Helpline. However people can be hurt while working in these or any other stores. You could end up being one of those people if your employer does not take adequate steps to protect you from injury.
What might result in injured electronics store staff?
All kinds of things can potentially go wrong, but thankfully they rarely do result in such instances. When things do happen they can involve slips or falls, or tripping over something that should not be in the way.
Poor training can also lead staff to do things that are potentially dangerous. For example if someone working in an electronics store is asked to put a computer or similar item together, they should know how to do it so it works, so there is no danger of an electric shock or similar problem occurring.
By making sure everything is risk-assessed, there is a far more reduced chance of anyone being injured while working in an electronics store.
Is it already too late to avoid an injury?
You may already have been hurt while working at a similar store. If this is the case you might be wondering if you would have any chance at all of making a claim to seek compensation. The answer to that question may not always be easy to reveal though.
That’s why we would always recommend you call us at Accident Advice Helpline. A quick call to 0800 689 0500 within three years of your accident will give you a chance to see whether compensation could be payable.
Our professional injury compensation lawyers are standing by to see whether they can help you get the results you really want, so make sure you call us now.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead