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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Solicitors in Leigh

    If you need help with registering a claim for compensation regarding a workplace injury you’ve suffered, some of the solicitors in Leigh at Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you.

    This shift from manufacturing into retail

    The town of Leigh in Greater Manchester has had a long association with the manufacturing sector. But in common with much of the UK, much of the manufacturing base has now moved abroad, and has largely been replaced as a major employer by the retail industry.

    Solicitors in Leigh may be able to provide help with your injury claim

    If you work within the retail sector, and you’ve been injured in the workplace through no fault of your own,there are many specialist claim solicitors here the UK. But you need the best of them to give your claim the greatest chance of reaching its full potential, and should contact the solicitors in Leigh at Accident Advice Helpline.

    Common types of accidents, and accident causes within the retail sector

    The retail sector provides work for over 3 million people.  The most common types of accidents and injuries that can affect people within the retail sector, and the factors that bring them about include:

    • Slips, trips and falls
    • Risks within the manual handling sector
    • Risks associated with workplace transport
    • Risks associated with violence

    The slip, trip or fall accident

    The slip, trip or fall accident is the most common injury of them all, not only in the retail sector, but across all sectors, including accidents and injuries in the domestic home. This type of injury is indiscriminate, and within the retail trade, can happen to both workers and shoppers alike.

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    The main causes of slip, trip and fall accidents

    The biggest causes of slip, trip and fall accidents usually occur under the following circumstances:

    • When smooth floors have been cleaned and are left wet
    • When spills aren’t cleaned up quickly and/or effectively
    • When an area, following a recent spillage, hasn’t been cleaned effectively and contamination remains

    How to minimise the risk of slips, trips, or falls

    By improving procedures/processes with regard to the cleaning of floor areas, slip, trip of fall hazards can be handled more effectively. Top tips to achieve this include:

    • Only using the correct amount of cleaning products
    • Allowing detergent enough time to clean greasy floors
    • Ensuring cleaning equipment is well maintained
    • Using a dry mop or a squeegee.  Minimising water left in situ speeds drying time
    • Only clean the immediate area that needs cleaning.
    • Block off pedestrian access using cones and/or tape barriers, and ensure the hazard is well signed.

    Check out what Accident Advice Helpline have to offer

    If you’re looking for a nationwide injury claim specialist visit Accident Advice Helpline and check out:

    • The no win, no fee’ service we offer as recommended by Esther Rantzen
    • Our 30 second online HOW MUCH calculator
    • Our top customer support service
    • Our free 24/7 helpline

    Our helpline can be accessed by calling 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile phone.

    Date Published: 9th April 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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