If you work in retail, you’ll find yourself spending time in the storeroom at some point, whether that’s to get stock for customers or to clean and tidy existing stock. There’s always the risk of accident occurring, particularly if stockrooms are untidy or too full. If you’ve been injured and you feel that somebody else such as your employer or a colleague is to blame then you could make a personal injury claim within three years of your accident. You can get storeroom injury compensation advice from Accident Advice Helpline on a confidential, no-obligation basis, however you’ve been injured.
What types of accidents happen in storerooms?
You might be wondering what types of accidents could happen in a storeroom – here are a few examples of the types of claims we have provided customers with storeroom injury compensation advice for:
- Trip injuries such as broken bones or a back injury, from tripping over boxes of stock
- Slips from spillages
- Accidents involving working at height, for example using a ladder or steps
Regulations such as the Workplace Health Safety and Welfare Regulations 1992 and the Work at Height Regulations 2005 are designed to protect employees at work, and if you’re injured in an accident in a storeroom then you could claim personal injury compensation if your employer has breached these regulations. You could also report your employer to the Health and Safety Executive, who may carry out their own investigations if they are concerned about safety at your workplace.
Claiming compensation for storeroom accidents
Whether you have suffered a minor injury after tripping in a storeroom or a more serious injury after falling off a ladder, you could be entitled to make a 100% no win, no fee claim with Accident Advice Helpline. You could be compensated for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings, so if you’ve taken time off work to recover from your injuries, it’s well worth getting in touch with us for storeroom injury compensation advice, to see if you have a viable claim.
Since 2000, we’ve helped hundreds of retail workers claim compensation for workplace accidents and we could help you too. Just pick up the phone and call us on 0800 689 0500 to find out more or take the 30-second test on our website, to see how much compensation you could claim. It’s free to call us and our expert advisors are waiting to take your call.
Date Published: August 2, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton