If you are from the Hindhead area and are employed in a butchers shop or in a butchery department at a supermarket then you would expect your employer to have carried out a risk assessment to make sure that you do not get injured in an accident that was not your fault. This is the method that should be used to help prevent occupational injury solicitor Hindhead butchery claims.
There are organisations that can help you pursue an occupational injury claim solicitor in Hindhead butchery claim if you have been injured in an accident of this type. One of these organisations is Accident Advice Helpline. They are a long established (over 10 years) legal firm who specialise in helping people with personal injury claims. They have expert personal injury lawyers who will have the experience to help you pursue your occupational injury solicitor Hindhead butchery claim.
Examples of occupational injury claim solicitor in Hindhead butchery claims
Occupational injury solicitor Hindhead butchery claims can be very varied and could feature any of the following:
- An injured back caused by moving heavy or awkward stock from one part of the premises to another, for example, after a delivery.
- An injured ankle in a slip, trip or fall on greasy food debris on the floor or on wet tiles in a doorway.
- A deep cut or even an amputation cause by contact with a machinery blade.
- An infection caused by handling raw meat and animal products.
- Eye damage caused by contact with a cleaning chemical.
Preventing occupational injury solicitor Hindhead butchery claims
All of the above potential occupational injury solicitor Hindhead butchery claims could have been prevented by some basic, common sense safety precautions and if an employer has not introduced them then they may be found to be at fault and may have to pay compensation. The types of precautions that could have helped would have been:
- Training staff how to lift correctly and train them in safe lifting techniques. Introducing a practice of dividing heavy loads into smaller parts on delivery so that they do not have to be lifted all at once. Where this is not possible a trolley should be provided and used.
- Staff should be trained to clean up as they go so that greasy food debris does not end up on the floor. Drip trays can also be very useful. Any leaking machinery or appliances should be identified quickly and the defects remedied.
- Cutting machines must be appropriately guarded and must only ever be used according to the manufacturers instructions. Blade carriers should always be used when free blades are being carried around the business. Only staff that are suitably trained should be allowed to use the machinery.
- Personal hygiene is the key to preventing infections and so staff should be trained in personal hygiene requirements in a food business. There must also be adequate washing facilities.
- Staff training should ensure that all employees know how to use chemicals safely.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 24th November 2013
Author: David Brown