Retail workers have it hard. Only a fraction of the work they do is seen by the customer on the shop floor. With deliveries coming in through the back entrance multiple times a day the pace is fast and doesn’t stop at all.
In a busy retail environment there are many hazards around you which can potentially cause an injury but it is often the negligence of the management team which causes even more hazards and potentially an accident at work in Tewkesbury.
Hazards in retail
High piles of stock on shelves in stockrooms can fall onto employees. Stacking stock which is unsafe or too high for some team members to reach can be very dangerous and result in head injuries. Even if team members are trained in health and safety the application of it throughout the day may be elusive.
Stock in corridors which blocks fire exits is another element which can cause injuries. Not being able to get out in the case of an emergency is a huge risk of life and could in worst case scenarios end up in possible fatalities.
The inability to conduct job roles safely could mean a compensation claim against an employer or colleague and an accident at work in Tewkesbury.
An accident at work in Tewkesbury and additional hazards
Having a negligent management team can result in an accident at work in Tewkesbury. However despite all the hazards which are contributed by a collective majority of management and colleagues there are other hazards which could happen as a result of negligence.
Faulty or unsafe equipment must be reported and fixed at a lightning pace in order for accidents to be avoided. Lack in doing so can result in accidents on unsafe ladders, faulty vacuum cleaners and even carpet which is coming up from the floor, causing a trip hazard.
If you have had an accident whilst at work in your retail store you could be entitled to some compensation for your accident. Making a claim is nothing you should be embarrassed about and we can help you to get your claim started.
Accident Advice Helpline have experienced solicitors and advisers who can give you any information you need and answer any questions you have relating to making a claim for compensation after your accident. Call us for free on 0800 689 0500 and start your claim today.
Date Published: 16th May 2014
Author: David Brown