Brentwood is in Essex, and has become well-known for the ‘TOWIE’ television series. However, there is a lot more to Brentwood than that. For example, it is a lovely place with great access to the countryside. The town is in the south-western region of the county, and around 50,000 people live there. A few of those individuals have received Brentwood accident at work compensation in the past, resulting from injuries suffered while they were doing their jobs.
If you know Brentwood to any extent, you will know there are lots of shops in some areas of the town. Many people do shop-based work and while the majority of them will never suffer any injuries, there are situations that can potentially arise that might lead to injury.
Lifting and carrying
Shop work can potentially involve a lot of lifting, especially where dealing with stock is concerned. Manual handling training should be provided in this situation, as it can help to prevent certain types of injuries that are caused in this way. Proper instruction on how to carry items of various sizes and weights can also help workers stay safe and injury free.
It is also necessary for the employer to assess the surroundings workers are in during the day or night, depending on the roles they fulfil. For example, someone using a till all the time might be at risk of developing repetitive strain injuries. Anything that can be done to minimise the injury and ensure fewer problems arise will help Brentwood shop workers avoid situations where claiming compensation might be a possibility.
Have you been injured doing shop work?
Any shop worker can be injured if the circumstances arise that allow it to happen. Fortunately, there is an overwhelming number of employers going above and beyond their health and safety duties to prevent such incidents from occurring in the first place.
With that said, you never know whether you might be one of the unlucky ones to be injured while doing your work. Whether you work in a shop or in an entirely different setting, do call 0800 689 0500 now to determine whether Accident Advice Helpline can make a claim for Brentwood accident at work compensation. If you can, our team will advise you accordingly and one of our lawyers will steer you through the resulting process from start to finish. Have confidence in us today.