Premise safety is a very important factor in the retail industry. Each year, there are numerous premise liability cases against supermarkets, home improvement stores, department stores, and other brick and mortar retailers. In fact, entire professions are based around making retail establishments safe by implementing, maintenance schedules, on-site security, surveillance, and other safety procedures.
The nature of the retail business requires its employees to stand for extended period of time while lifting, moving, and carrying potentially heavy objects. Employers are usually held responsible for preventing workplace accidents, such as slips trips, and falls, from occurring. In the case of an accident, emergency response and preparedness must be ready, as it is an integral part of any retail safety program, the failure of which could result in litigation over an injury or other type of incident. A retail store safety expert witness should be well versed in all of these subjects.
Security is also a significant part of retail in terms of employee and customer safety, as well as crime, theft, and violence prevention. Security negligence, the failure of security and alarm systems, or poor risk management could all be the subject of litigation. Efficient customer safety, employee policies, crowd control, and overall safety should be considered as vital elements of the retail industry
With a business involving so many employees and customers, the retail industry has a high level of safety requirements. When selecting a retail store safety expert witness for such cases, it is important to retain an expert witness with the right background and training most relevant for the case, whether it is a lapse in security or a customer-related accident. Contact ForensisGroup or Submit An Expert Request Form for top-notch retail store safety expert witnesses for your case.