The Retail Industry has work accident specialists who try and mitigate shops liabilities
The truth of the matter is if you have an accident in most shops there are trained shop staff who are work accident specialists whose function on the face of it is to help injured individuals. There is another agenda and that is to gather evidence to mitigate the liability of the retail chain in any potential compensation claim.
In some respects it is a sad state to have reached that if a company has been negligent in some fashion that they would not admit to being negligent and pay compensation to injured parties. Staff working as work accident specialists may not have the title of work accident specialists however the forms they will fill in directly after a customer has had an accident in store will have been written by the shops legal specialist and it will have questions that seem innocuous but will guide the customers down a route of accepting liability in some manner shape or form.
As with any accident victims they are most vulnerable when they have just had the accident and say things that they may later regret. We may or may not be aware that if we are involved in a car accident we should never admit liability at the time of the accident until all of the facts have been established. The same principle should apply if an individual has an accident in a shop in that victims should not admit to liability or fault until all of the facts have been established.
Specialist accident compensation companies like the Accident Advice Helpline (AAH) work with lawyers who are work accident specialists. They specialise in helping those who have an accident in their own place of work and also help those who have had an accident in the workplace of someone else like a retail store.
AAH has over 200 legal partners who all have specialist expertise in accident compensation they can help innocent victims who have been injured as a result of negligent employers. Victims have often been made to feel that an accident was their fault when in reality it is the duty of the employer to provide a safe environment for the employee to work in.
Many compensation claims are based on companies providing a safe environment whether this is for employees working for the company or visitors to the company which could be a in the guise of a shopper in one of the company’s retail outlets. Any injuries received whether as an employee working for a company or a shopper visiting a store should follow some basic rules:
- Never admit liability until all the facts are established
- Always seek medical advice as soon as possible after the accident
- Always seek expert advice with companies like the Accident Advice Helpline who can connect you with the expert legal advice needed.
AAH have helped thousands of victims claim successful compensation claims, their work accident specialists are waiting to guide potential claimants through the compensation process. All it takes is 30 seconds to find out whether you have a case for a claim either online at www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk or via the Freephone number.
Date Published: 21st January 2013
Author: David Brown