Whether we like it or not, we all have to admit that there has been a proliferation of betting shops on local high streets over the past few years and they are used by thousands of customers every week – that includes some customers from Chew Magna. Of course betting shops also provide employment for many people and residents of the Chew Magna area could also find themselves as an employee working in a betting shop.
They may not realise that they are entitled to find the services of a personal injury lawyer in Chew Magna, a lawyer based elsewhere if they are injured in an accident or an incident in their place of work in the same way as all other employees. Employers who run betting shops have to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees in the same way as all other employers – if they have not done this and an employee is injured, then a personal injury lawyer will be hired.
Looking for a personal injury lawyer in Chew Magna?
Accident Advice Helpline has personal injury lawyers who specialise in this sort of claim and can expertly handle all of the legal aspects of the claim.
Although Accident Advice Helpline do not have access to a local personal injury lawyer in Chew Magna 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 Chew Magna look no further than this expert service.
Some incidents that may require a personal injury lawyer could feature in a claim from any other retail premises or indeed any other workplace in the UK. However, some incidents are much more likely in betting shops than other workplaces and employers need to be aware of this and bear it in mind as they are preparing risk assessments.
The following accidents could occur in any workplace and could feature in any personal injury compensation claim:
- Slips, trips and falls
- Electrical hazards
- Falls from a height
- Manual handling
- Chemical hazards
Accident Advice Helpline can help with personal injury claims involving any of the above and will do so on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.
Compensation claims that are more common in betting shops
Betting shops may be more likely to have to deal with robbery, violence and aggressive behaviour. This is because they deal with a lot of cash and have to deal with clients who may have lost a lot of money. As a result, betting shop employer’s need to recognise that their employees may be exposed to:
- Injury from assaults
- Verbal abuse
These are not pleasant things to have to deal with day after day and could present a hazard to the health and safety of employees. Employers can help by making sure that staff are trained in techniques to manage difficult customers and to avoid confrontation. It is also recommended that cashing up is carried out away from public view. Time locked safe systems limit the amount of cash that staff can hand over in a robbery situation and signs should clearly show that these are in use to reduce the hazard of robbery for employees.
For more information call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 9th February 2014
Author: Sharon Parry