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Shop Accidents

Hazards related to shop works required special considerations of safety. Whether you are working in wood shops, metal shops, glass shops, electrical shops or automotive shops, the potential dangers for personal injuries are countless. While most of the shops premises are safe generally, unfortunately failure to maintain equipments and follow procedures may cause significant injuries, problems and accidents. Some of the most common shop accidents include:

  • Slipping on the floor of the shop or the warehouse.
  • Hit by goods that were falling from the shelves over head.
  • Falling over the items that were left by the staff members or customers in the corridors.

Some of the items sold at shops are supposed to be risky and harmful for the customers. People may end up being injured if the shop owners have not taken the sufficient safety measures in their shop. Different types of equipments such as fire safety guards are essential in any kind of shop and the shop owners are also needed to provide a good training program to their employees. Ensuring every piece of equipments and using them as accurately as possible are one of the best ways for enforcing safety and for preventing shop accidents. One of the most important things is that there should be no cords or wires on the floor because the shop can be quite hectic at some times of the day and there may be many people coming in each other’s way. In an attempt to reach their destination, their feet may get entangled in these wires and they may fall flat on the floor.

There are other types of safety precautions that the shop owners are needed to take care of. For example, they must put out a sign when the floor is being moped so that the customers become aware of it and do not end up slipping on the shop floor. Another important thing is to place mat outside the shop so that the customers do not track in the mud if it is raining outside.
If you have also been a victim of such shop accidents, you can contact a professional injury solicitor, attorney or lawyer who will help you in making a compensation claim against the shop owner. The professional person will be able to tell you how long the legal proceeding may take and what is the probable compensation amount you can get. This largely depends upon the extent of your injury and the percentage of shopkeeper’s negligence involved in the accident.

Miss G was a passenger in her partner’s car when he lost control on an icy road. She suffered a back and shoulder injury that healed within 1 year. Cooks Legal resolved the matter within 5 months of obtaining her instructions presenting her with a cheque for £2,350.00
"I was very nervous about claiming but Cooks made it so easy. I filled in a form, went to a Dr’s appointment arranged by them, and they did the rest."
Miss G from Peterborough