The Blakeney area is not different to other regions in the UK in that it has been affected by the recession. The high street reflects this in many ways as some smaller retailers are forced to shut down and betting shops and charity shops proliferate. Many people do not realise that an accident in a charity shop is exactly like an accident in any other retail premises – in that if you have been injured and it was not your fault then you are entitled to enquire about starting a personal injury compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline have been dealing with compensation claims from the retail sector for over a decade now and have built up a phenomenal expertise. They can handle your personal injury compensation claim with professionalism and expertise and secure the highest levels of compensation.
There are several scenarios that can ultimately lead to an accident in a charity shop and eventually cause a personal injury compensation claim. If the hazards within these scenarios are carefully controlled then the accidents will not happen in the first place.
Causes of personal compensation claims in charity shops
Slips, trips, and falls are the commonest type of accident in charity shops and indeed in all types of work places and yet they are one of the easiest hazards to prevent. Let’s have a look at why people slip, trip, or fall over in charity shops and end up having to pursue personal injury compensation claims.
Many trips occur because staff do not clean up as they go. It is very easy for stock and donations to be left around the floor and walkways and this can be very easy for staff and customers to trip over. The ‘I’ll clean it up later’ attitude is really not appropriate in this sort of situation. If staff are re-stocking then then should only bring a few items out at one time so they do not have to leave things on the floor. Donations should be immediately moved to the storage area of the shop for sorting.
Slips tend to occur on wet floors. It will be very difficult to prevent the floor from ever getting wet and so a ‘WET FLOOR’ warning sign is a useful piece of equipment for every charity to purchase. If you do not have one it is difficult to draw attention to a wet floor and warn of its dangers. It is quick and easy to erect and can be put over a spillage whilst staff are getting the equipment to clear it up.
Of course the best precaution is to limit the number of times when the floor is wet. One way of doing this is to carry out cleaning when the shop is closed – this prevents customers from being exposed to this hazard.
Looking for a lawyer in Blakeney?
Although Accident Advice Helpline do not have access to a local personal injury lawyer in Blakeney they can still represent you and your claim. This is because they are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Blakeney look no further than this expert service.
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.