Working in retail can mean taking on a variety of jobs. You could start on the shop floor, sorting stock, presenting it for sale and manning the tills. You could eventually work your way up to a supervisory position, not to mention going for management work in the end.
However, it doesn’t matter what role you take on, you would always expect that role to be safe to be in. For example, you wouldn’t expect to be injured while working in retail. Fortunately, a retail industry accident is a rare thing indeed. It doesn’t mean such incidents never happen, but it does usually mean they are few and far between.
How can a retail industry accident occur?
It is important to be aware that this type of accident could refer to someone slipping on a wet floor. Equally, it could also refer to someone being injured because shelving collapsed on them, or because they were hit by a fork-lift truck in the loading bay of a warehouse that deals with stock for the retail sector. As such, there are a variety of situations in which accidents could potentially happen.
Of course, this is all hypothetical. Every employer does their legal duty with regard to health and safety laws, and that means the odds of anyone having an accident in this or any other industry are long. With that said, of course, you never know if something may potentially go wrong at some point.
What should you do if you have already been involved in an accident?
Just as you would seek advice for any injuries you received at that time, it is a good idea to also seek legal advice. You see, there may be an opportunity for you to claim compensation as a result of what happened. This is a legal right and you are entitled to compensation if someone caused you to be injured through negligence.
Accident Advice Helpline is in a position to provide you with no-obligation advice if you call 0800 689 0500. Call whenever it suits you, as the line is free to use. We can assess the situation you have found yourself in, and then provide the most appropriate advice. We may be able to support you throughout a no win, no fee claims procedure as well, so there is every reason to make that call now.
Date Published: March 6, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead