When you think of jobs with injury risks, you may think of construction, manufacturing, and similar industries involving heavy machinery and tools. However, almost any type of job comes with certain injury risks, including retail work. In one year, nearly 850,000 wholesale and retail workers suffered injuries at work. Retail workers could be those in malls, department stores, and even grocery stores.
The following are some of the main causes for injuries to retail workers:
- Overexertion Injuries from heavy lifting
- Slip & Falls from spills
- Cuts from knives or box cutters
- Injuries from operating heavy machinery, such as forklifts or pallet jacks
- Workplace Violence including robbery, assault, harassment, etc.
If you have experienced an injury while working in the retail industry, contact a Georgia workers’ compensation attorney for questions and to receive help with your potential case.