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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

    Injuries you could sustain in the retail industry


    Working in retail may not seem like a very demanding job, but in reality there are many roles you could get involved with. You will deal with members of the public every day, and that can be demanding in itself.

    You wouldn’t think jobs in this industry would be particularly dangerous, and you would certainly be right in thinking that. However, as with all industries, there are potential risks that could crop up at various times if they were given the opportunity. The injuries you could sustain in the retail industry might include slips, trips and falls, but they could also include other instances where things can go wrong.

    How important is health and safety training?

    The amount of training any individual might need would typically depend on the job they are employed to do. For example, a fork lift driver would have to be trained in how to drive a fork lift truck, and how to operate it safely. Conversely, someone working on the shop floor might need to be aware of how to safely use a ladder, and how to put out stock without risking injuries to their hands.

    The injuries you could sustain in the retail industry might therefore relate to the work you do. In some instances, people might be at risk of repetitive strain injury (RSI), while in other cases they could be at risk of slips, trips and falls.

    What has happened to you?

    It might be worthwhile considering what you have done and how it happened to you, if you have recently been injured at work. Indeed, any injury you may have sustained over the past three-year period is worth looking into, especially if you believe there may have been a lapse in health and safety policies. You may believe negligence was to blame, in which case you could have a strong case to look into.

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    Accident Advice Helpline has already managed to support other retail workers concerning accidents they have experienced while at work. There is an opportunity for you to find out whether we could help you, simply by you calling us to find out more on 0800 689 0500. We also have a free online test you can take that only involves 30 seconds of your time. You owe it to yourself to find out if you could actually make a no win, no fee claim.

    Date Published: April 1, 2016

    Author: Allison Whitehead

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