Although many people don’t realise it, working in a retail environment can be a physically demanding and an all round stressful job. As many shops and stores get extremely busy during peak hours, you may be required to deal with numerous customers at once whilst trying to ensure the store is safe and clean at the same time.
Have you been hurt whilst working in a shop?
Whilst things may move at a slower pace when the shop is closed, during trading hours you may spend much of your time on your feet and helping customers pay for their goods. Due to the nature of the role, many retail assistants spend much of their time replacing discarded items or putting out new stock.
This can mean that they are required to transport heavy boxes and packages to the shop floor before arranging them appropriately. As this stock can then be set to one side by customers whilst they are browsing, shops can become fairly messy quite quickly.
Whilst most retailers employ staff to tidy the shop floor whilst customers are in the store to avoid accidents occurring, it can be hard to keep on top of this, particularly on busy days. Whilst customer safety is of paramount importance, it isn’t only customers that can be harmed or suffer an injury.
An employee could trip over a discarded product just as easily as a customer and they could also suffer significant injuries.
Can you make a claim against your employer with personal injury lawyers in Wallasey?
If you’re hurt whilst working in a retail environment, personal injury lawyers in Wallasey could help you to make a compensation claim against your employer, providing you weren’t responsible for your injuries. If it’s possible to show that your employer was responsible for the harm you suffered, it’s likely that personal injury lawyers in Wallasey will be able to assist you in making a claim for the injuries you’ve suffered.
Before you make a compensation claim, you may want to find out how much compensation you could receive if your claim is successful. If you’d like to know what your compensation claim is worth, we can help you. Our 30-second online test not only takes your injuries into account, it also provides an accurate estimate of just how much compensation you could be awarded too.
Talk to us about personal injury lawyers in Wallasey today
If you’d like to take our simple online 30-second test today, just visit Accident Advice Helpline website. Alternatively, you can contact us at any time on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll be glad to help. Call Accident Advice Helpline now and you could be making a claim and receiving compensation for your injuries far sooner than you think!
Date Published: 10th May 2014