So you work in retail? It can be an interesting and fast-paced industry to work in, but there is the opportunity for personal injury in a shop to occur, if your employer doesn’t take health and safety seriously.
Whilst most injuries sustained are minor, serious injury could mean you’re unable to return to work, and your family could suffer financially. With 15 years’ experience helping people claim personal injury compensation, Accident Advice Helpline can help you if you have sustained a personal injury in a shop, however minor.
Common retail injuries
You might be thinking, “A shop can’t be that dangerous, surely?” but you could be surprised at the amount of hazards lurking. Here are a few of the most common retail injuries:
- Broken bones, strains and sprains from a slip, trip or fall – by far the most commonly reported type of injury, you could fall from a ladder in the stock room, slip on a wet floor or trip over boxes or items left lying around
- Manual handling injuries such as back, neck, shoulder or joint injuries, usually caused by lifting heavy or awkward objects without proper training
- Musculoskeletal injuries caused by standing around for long periods of time or repetitive movement such as mopping the floor
- Cuts and lacerations from broken stock or display shelves
Your employer has a duty of care to ensure your workplace is a safe environment – this includes keeping the shop clean and tidy and ensuring that staff are trained to carry out their duties safely.
If you feel that your employer’s negligence led to your accident in a shop, let us help you. You can get confidential advice from our personal injury advisors and we’ll never pressure you into making a personal injury claim.
Is your employer to blame?
We can help to assess who is responsible for your accident, and there’s a good chance your claim will be successful if your employer has been negligent. If your employer is to blame for your injuries, don’t feel guilty about making a claim, as they’ll have liability insurance to protect them in the event of a claim from an employee.
You won’t have to pay any upfront legal fees with Accident Advice Helpline, as our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so call us now on 0800 689 0500 (it’s free to call) and get the ball rolling on your claim.
Date Published: August 10, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton