Manual handling is not just about lifting heavy items, it is about lifting and moving any object within the workplace. As such, it is the cause of many accidents and workplace injuries.
Manual handling can cause back injury as well as a variety of upper and lower limb disorders and muscular injuries in hands, arms and legs. It can also make an existing condition worse.
There are Health and Safety laws that apply to all employers, setting out what an employer should do to prevent an injury being caused by manual handling.
The law requires employers to consider the whole task rather than just concentrating on the weight – it is about weight, size, shape, space, the height at which the object is handled and repetition. The obligation on your employer is to reduce to a minimum the risk of you being injured.
Health and Safety laws exist to protect you at work. If you are injured because your employer is negligent or does not follow the law, you are likely to have a claim.
Even if your accident hasn’t caused you to take time off work, you can still claim compensation for the injury itself.
This is why Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Personal Injury solicitors are here.
We pledge to provide every client with outstanding personal service and communication, unrivalled industry knowledge and a proven track record of successfully representing clients regarding handling and lifting claims.
Whenever we can, we will obtain an interim payment from the responsible party’s insurers to assist with any financial hardship you have been caused and to pay for treatment privately.
If you think you may have grounds for a workplace accident claim, Attwaters Jameson Hill will offer you a jargon-free consultation and assessment free of charge.
If you have a strong case, please don’t delay. Call us now for free specialist advice and NO WIN NO FEE representation.