Being a night time security guard is never an easy job to take on. At first sight the role seems quite simple, as you are usually guarding a factory, estate or shop at night which is when it is usually shut. However, with darkness and quiet lurk other dangers and other possible accident at work claims.
What could cause an accident at work claim as a security guard?
One of the more obvious types of potential accident claims at night are slips, trips and falls. Areas that need to be guarded may not be well lit which means that if you aren’t careful you could easily get a slip, trip or fall injury through items laying on the floor that you were unable to see due to lack of light. This may not always be the case but even with well lit factories or shops you may still have your dark corners which would not be so dark in the day. Another main accident claim is caused by not having enough security which could mean an intruder may get in and potentially harm you. This can be quite common which is why night time guards often have a weapon on them to protect themselves from any accident at work claims.
How to prevent accident claims whilst being a night time security guard?
The most important thing you need to do in order to help prevent an injury at work claim is to always be aware of your surroundings and always look where you are going. If you are aware of what is around you and are always looking, then you are less likely to be surprised by an intruder and you may not trip over that item on the floor. Never lose your concentration as this is when accident at work injuries are more likely to happen.
However, accidents can and do still happen, so if you do get injured at work or anywhere else and it wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a slip, trip or fall claim or any other accident claim. Contact Accident Advice Helpline to find out more about how much you could potentially claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm aimed at making the process of claiming as stress free and as easy as possible for clients.