If anyone looks for injury claim solicitors in Longhope it’s more often than not residents who’ve had some sort on injury in one of their places of work, most of which are outside the village, perhaps in Cheltenham or Gloucester.
Many residents work in the retail trade
Many commuters have jobs in the retail trade. It’s one of the biggest employers here in the UK, accounting for jobs for over 3 million of the nation’s working population. Some of the residents of Longhope who have jobs in the retail trade are lucky enough to be employed here in the village, but that only accounts for a minority of the workforce. Most have to travel further afield.
Helping to lighten the health and safety burden for small retailers
Health and safety can sometimes be something of a burden to small retailers. However, unless they take their duty of care to their employees seriously, they could easily become liable to have to pay compensation if one of their employees gets injured in the workplace. The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) website carries a small shop risk assessment tool, which can be downloaded in order to help small retail business owners to meet their health and safety obligations.
The most frequent causes of injury in the retail trade
The types of injury that most frequently occur within the retail sector, whether we’re talking about a large or small retail, include:
- Slip, trip or fall injuries
- Manual handling injuries -musculoskeletal disorders
- Incidents involving delivery vehicles
- Incidents involving violence
Musculoskeletal injuries happen quite frequently in smaller retail establishments because of lack of mechanical aids to assist with material handling. This is an area that the small retail establishment owners needs to pay special attention to.
Whether you’re using solicitors in Longhope or an online solicitor
From an employee’s point of view, whether you’re using solicitors in Longhope, or solicitors you’ve found over the Internet, you will need to take the following criteria into account if you’re hoping to claim compensation:
- The blame for the injury, or the incident that resulted in the injury, has to be attributable to your employer.
- The injury must have been sustained within the past three years.
- The injury must be of a relatively serious nature.
- You will need medical proof to substantiate the injury
Using Accident Advice Helpline’s HOW MUCH compensation calculator
If you’d like to find out how much compensation you could be awarded in respect of the injury you’ve sustained, you should visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website and seek out the HOW MUCH calculator that can be found on the homepage. All you have to do is supply four pieces of basic information regarding your injury and you’ll be given an estimate within 30 seconds.
No win no fee
Accident Advice Helpline works on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. Our service is highly recommended by Esther Rantzen. To find out more, visit our website, or call our free 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile phone.
Date Published: 20th April 2014
Author: David Brown