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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for an injured shop manager


    Working in the retail industry carries its fair share of hazards, and there are several factors that could lead to an injured shop manager. One of the commonest types of adverse situation, which will place employees and managers at equal risk, is when something has been spilt onto the ground.

    This is particularly common in supermarkets where there is a high volume of customers and a variety of different products stacked on shelves. It is up to whoever noticed the leakage in the first instance to report it immediately.

    Shop managers often find themselves hurrying up and down aisles doing stock checks or dealing with customer queries. They can put themselves at risk from items that have been improperly stacked and fall from the top shelves. This can be particularly dangerous in the case of heavy objects, such as domestic appliances, bottles or cans.

    Where other workers have left items on the floor, the manager could very easily trip up. Where foyers and loading bay areas are open to the elements, there is always the potential for ice, snow or rain to cause treacherous surfaces. These elements can also be trampled inside the shop.

    What risks might lead to an injured shop manager?

    Managers have enough responsibility of their own to be worrying about risk assessment. This means that any aspects of the workplace that are potentially hazardous should have been clearly identified by someone responsible for carrying out that particular activity.

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    Just as employees are protected by health and safety regulations, so are the managers who work alongside them. Shop managers often have to deal with a high customer turnover, so they have enough on their plates without being exposed to hazards that should have been identified beforehand and safeguarded.

    Could a professional claims solicitor help?

    Accident Advice Helpline have been providing assistance to clients who have suffered all manner of injuries for some 14 years. If you are curious about whether or not you circumstances would merit some sort of claim, in the first instance you are welcome to visit our website to try out our 30-second claim calculator.

    For more detailed feedback, phone our free contact number, 0800 689 0500, so that we can pass your details on to our team of compensation claims lawyers, who will advise whether or not you would qualify for a no win, no fee claim.

    Date Published: April 8, 2015

    Author: Rob Steen

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