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As an outsider looking in, it may appear that working on the shop floor of a major supermarket or large department store would not offer many opportunities to become injured in an accident that was the fault of your employer. But if you think about it, the working day of a retail employee is potentially considerably more hazardous than that of an office worker who spends the day sitting at their desk, although the latter can be exposed to health and safety issues nevertheless.
When the pressure’s on during busy times of the year such as Christmas and during the sales, the dangers can multiply. However, no matter what time of year it is or what pressures your employer is under, you, as a retail worker, have the right to expect your employer to keep you out of harm’s way during your working day. If it fails in that duty and you do become injured in an accident that was not your fault while carrying out your duties, there will be a chance that you might well be able to use the services of a decent 100% no win no fee* Downe solicitor to seek a compensation pay-out.
Retail accidents and no win no fee* Downe solicitors
There are many ways that you could become injured in an accident that was not your fault while doing your retail job. Take shelf stackers for instance. If you’re in the stock replenishment game, you could end up requiring the services of a good no win no fee* Downe solicitor if you were hurt as a consequence of not being given the right equipment to do your job. Perhaps your employer supplied you with a ladder too short to reach the shelves you need to stack items on. If you were to fall while stretching to reach a high shelf, injuring yourself in the process, you might have a case on your hands.
Whatever type of retail job you work in, you could be injured while trying to negotiate a poorly kept and disorganised stock room. If while trying to move cages of stock around to find a particular item for a customer your finger got caught between two cages, you might have grounds to launch a personal injury case if you could prove that the disarray in the stockroom caused your accident.
If you have suffered an accident while at work, it will be of the utmost importance that you make sure the incident is recorded by your employer. Once you’ve done so, you should contact a no win no fee* Downe solicitor such as Accident Advice Helpline to find out where you stand. Just dial 0800 689 0500 now to find out more.
Date Published: 7th February 2014
Author: David Brown