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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 personal injury in a shop

    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.

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    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

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.