Supermarket workers are exposed to a number of risks in their daily work, perhaps more so than other occupations. Accident Advice Helpline is committed to highlighting potential accidents at work and their prevention, here we take a look at the some of the work accidents that could be suffered in particular by cleaners in a supermarket.
Slips, trips and falls
Slips, trips and falls are a major hazard in any occupation, and it’s important to take precautions in order to prevent slips, trips and falls in the workplace. Cleaners are often required to clean up spillages and other messes which may cause a surface to become particularly slippery and hazardous. It is important to wear correct footwear with good grip in the workplace to prevent slips, trips and falls.
Supermarket cleaners frequently use a number of potent chemicals in their line of work to clean up nasty spillages. Some of the chemicals involved may cause serious chemical burns if used incorrectly. It is important to use protective gloves when handling any potentially hazardous chemical in order to avoid any instances of a chemical burn.
Neck, back or shoulder injury
Supermarket cleaners often use heavy machinery in order to speed up the process of keeping supermarket premises clean. Such equipment may involve mechanised floor polishers and buffers which can be quite cumbersome. Constantly pushing around these heavy items may potentially cause injuries to the back, neck, or shoulders, and it is important to maintain correct posture when using these types of machinery.
If you are a supermarket cleaner and you’ve been involved in a work-related accident, within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, then you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today for more information. Our lines are open 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 where a friendly and professional adviser is waiting to take your call. With over 13 years’ experience in all areas of personal injury law, you can be assured that Accident Advice Helpline will provide a transparent and efficient service for you.
All claims are made on a 100 per cent no win, no fee basis and you are under no obligation to proceed with any claims that may be discussed over the telephone. All amounts discussed are guideline amounts only and may not reflect the final, if any, amount of compensation.
Date Published: January 22, 2014
Author: David Brown