Working in retail is a lot harder than many people think. You are on your feet for a long stretch of time running around at a fast pace trying to do four people’s jobs at once. In this kind of environment an accident could easily happen.
Being in an accident at work is nothing to be ashamed of. Being in a circumstance where a hazard was laying in wait for an accident to happen is not fair and if injured, it is likely you will be entitled to workplace accident compensation in West Dunbartonshire.
Overfilled shelves is nothing new. Businesses pile out their stock in order to make money. That is primarily why they exist. By piling displays high with goods can be very dangerous should it fall on top of a customer.
Other shop floor hazards could be spillages on the floor. On a tiled surface this can be very slippery and dangerous to customers and staff alike. If it is not cleared away it could result in a case for accident at work compensation in West Dunbartonshire.
Other hazards to team members lies in the stockrooms. With deliveries arriving in bulk there is a lot of manual handling involved. If not trained properly a claim could be on the cards.
Insufficient training in manual handling can result in severe injuries in the back. Though the injury is not clearly visible it is very painful and is an accident that should and can be avoided. If this accident happens there could be a claim.
In addition to heavy lifting staff also have accident involving fixtures and health and safety. Regulations and guidelines state that staff should be working in a safe environment with equipment and fixtures which are in good repair. If this is not the case accidents could easily happen.
If you have had an accident at work you could be entitled to some compensation. Making a claim for an accident that was not your fault is your right and you shouldn’t let your employer tell you otherwise.
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If you have some questions to ask about workplace accident compensation in West Dunbartonshire, give us a call at Accident Advice Helpline. We have friendly advisers waiting for your call. Contact us for free on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile today.
Date Published: 12th October 2014