Working in a toy shop sounds like fun, doesn’t it? Of course in reality it will involve some hard work. You’ll be trained on how to use the till and serve customers quickly and efficiently. You’ll also be asked to unpack orders for stock as they arrive, so they can be put out on the shelves and priced to sell as quickly as possible.
No staff member would expect to be injured during the course of their work. Thankfully very few of them are, but injured toy shop staff are more likely to occur when the owner of the store does not take every precaution to protect them.
Health and safety
We are all familiar with this, but the owner of the store should be particularly familiar with their duties in this area. If someone is injured while working in a toy shop they might end up making a compensation claim against the owner. For this to happen they should have good proof that the owner was negligent.
How could this happen? Well, the owner must make sure the staff members are properly trained wherever required. For example if the owner expects their staff to unpack orders and handle stock, manual handling training should be provided. If it is not and a staff member hurts their back lifting something in the wrong way, they could end up having a good case for negligence.
Advice for injured toy shop staff
Since we are experienced in assessing and handling compensation claims on behalf of many of our clients, it makes sense for us to provide no-obligation advice to people who may have been injured while working in a toy shop too. In this situation it can be difficult to know where you stand and what you may be entitled to. If you still work at the same place you will want to know your job is not in danger as well.
The good news is the team working at Accident Advice Helpline can ensure you have a good chance to find out the facts regarding your accident and injury. Call us on 0800 689 0500 – this is a free enquiry line and it gives you the chance to seek no-obligation advice. You could soon be supported by a professional injury compensation lawyer who can handle your case on your behalf. Could you soon win some compensation?
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead