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Retail Staff Injured At Work

Retail staff injured at work


Duncan Lewis Personal Injury Solicitors for Retail Staff injured at Work


No Win No Fee Claims for Retail Staff injured at Work


Duncan Lewis is a leading firm of personal injury and Legal Aid solicitors and can advise on how to make a no win no fee claim for retail staff injured at work, if the accident or injury was the fault of an employer or other party.


What can Retail Staff injured at Work claim for?


Working in a shop can expose workers to all sorts of hazards, including untidy or unsafe stockrooms which cause slips, trips and falls.


Employers must enforce health and safety regulations to keep retail staff safe – including training retail staff in how to lift and carry heavy loads and installing security technology to prevent assaults on the shop floor.


Retail staff can work in a wide range of environments, from kiosks to open plan multi-concession stores. The Occupiers’ Liability Act imposes a legal duty on the owners of shops to ensure a safe environment for retail workers as well as customers.


Accidents retail staff may face in their work include:


  • Assault
  • Exposure to hazardous materials (asbestos)
  • Falls from height (stockrooms and ladders, worn stair carpets)
  • Faulty goods accidents (failures in equipment, electric shocks)
  • Fork-lift accidents
  • Lifting heavy loads
  • Loading/delivery bay accidents
  • Rashes, skin conditions (contact with chemicals or scented products)
  • Slips and trips (slippery floors and steps, untidy stockrooms).


Retail staff injured at work as a result of their employer not properly assessing risks or because of faulty equipment can claim for injuries including:


  • Contact injuries (exposure to irritants or cleaning agents)
  • Electric shocks
  • Foot and ankle injuries (standing and walking injuries)
  • Head injuries
  • Industrial disease (asbestos)
  • Knee and joint injuries
  • Muscle damage
  • Neck and shoulder injury
  • Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
  • Spinal and back injuries.


How long do retail staff injured at work have to make a claim?


Claims for accidents and injury at work compensation fall under the area of law known as personal injury.

Personal injury claimants usually have three years from the date of the injury to make a claim for accident and injury at work compensation.


Claims can sometimes be made outside the three-year limitation period, however.


Because of the limitation period for personal injury claims, it is important to seek legal advice from Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors as soon as possible if you are a retail worker and have been injured in a work accident.


How much compensation can retail staff claim for work Injuries?


Compensation for Retail Staff injured at Work includes:


  • General Damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity
    The exact amount will be assessed according to the extent of injury, estimated recovery time and rehabilitation needed – and whether further medical treatment or even lifelong care is needed.
  • Special Damages to cover medical fees and out-of-pocket expenses
    Expenses might include physiotherapy, loss of earnings, travel expenses to hospital or damage to personal items. In more serious cases, ongoing care, loss of future salary and pension or adaptations to your home would be included.


Who pays compensation to retail staff injured at work?


Employers have a legal duty to ensure safe working practices – and should carry out regular health and safety checks to make sure work premises are properly managed and maintained, equipment is fit for purpose – and staff are properly trained and supervised.


Employees must also follow good working practices and report any lapses in health and safety to employers or line managers.


However, it is your employer’s insurer who will settle any claim for accident or injury at work in an office – or the insurer of whoever is liable for the injury.


Many work injury claims for retail staff are settled out-of-court by insurers, so you do not have to worry that making a claim will cause problems for you when you return to your retail job.


Will I have to go to court to claim compensation?


Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor will keep you fully informed at all stages of the case.


Most claims for office accident and injury at work compensation are settled out-of-court – Duncan Lewis personal injury lawyers negotiate hard to get the best settlement for you.


But if a court hearing is necessary, Duncan Lewis instructs leading barristers who specialise in personal injury and accident at work claims, to make sure you have the best legal representation possible.


Why Duncan Lewis is the best solicitor for Retail Staff injured at Work


  • Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors understand just how traumatic and upsetting accidents and injury at work can be – we believe in putting you first to obtain the best results for you
  • Duncan Lewis is one of the leading firms of Personal Injury and Legal Aid solicitors in the UK
  • Our initial advice on making a claim for accident or injury as a retail worker is free
  • Duncan Lewis accepts accident and injury at work claims from retail staff on a no win no fee basis, so you will not have to worry about legal fees
  • We will visit you at home if you are recovering from serious injuries sustained in a retail work accident – and can arrange expert medical opinions to help back up your claim
  • Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors will make sure you understand every stage of your injury at work claim
  • We will handle negotiations for you, so you do not have to worry while you are recovering from your injuries.


Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors have a successful track record in accident and injury at work claims.


Contact Duncan Lewis for free advice on making a claim for retail work injury compensation by calling 020 7923 4020.

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