A butcher’s shop can be a hazardous place to work, and some people from the Hinckley area find that they have to start occupational injury solicitor Hinckley butcher’s shop’s claims.
They have to do this because they have been injured in accidents in butcher’s shops that were not their own fault.
Accident Advice Helpline (a well-established national personal injury law firm) are helping them to claim compensation for their injuries and the for the expenses that they have suffered because they are injured.
Handling and moving stock issues in butcher’s shops claims
One work task that may feature in an injury solicitor Hinckley butcher’s shop claim is an injury that arises from handling and moving stock around the premises. This basically involves lifting heavy objects or objects that are difficult to grasp. Any member of staff that is required to carry out this type of task could be injured and could potentially start an occupational injury solicitor Hinckley butcher’s shop claim. They may be able to start a claim if the some of the following safety procedures were not put in place to protect them:
- Training staff how to lift correctly and safely
- Providing a trolley that could be used for heavy objects
- Dividing heavy loads into portions before or on delivery so that they are easier to handle
- Storing heavy items at an appropriate height
Slips, trips, and falls in Hinckley butcher’s shops claims
A butcher’s shop can give rise to many slips, trips and falls in Hinckley and a proportion of these could have been prevented. There are some areas/situations that are especially likely to cause a slip trip or fall in a butcher’s shop and could give rise to an occupational injury solicitor Hinckley claim. These are:
- Doorways and entrances – rain can blow in and make the floor slippery. Also, the floor surface can become wet as lots of people walk in and out with wet shoes.
- Stock may be left on the floor and this can cause a trip hazard
- Uneven surfaces – this may be caused by wear and tear or the floor surface may not have been installed properly
There are several precautions that can be introduced in butcher’s shops which will reduce the likelihood of accidents and make an occupational injury solicitor Hinckley butcher’s shops claim less likely. These are:
- Make sure that the floor tiles are in good condition and that there is good drainage.
- Measures are taken to stop food debris and blood from getting onto the floor. These are both very slippery substances and can cause nasty injuries.
- The use of drip trays can help this situation and it is important to repair any leaking machinery as soon as possible.
- It is also important to train staff to clean up as they go and to prevent food from falling on the floor if it is at all possible.
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