Manual Handling Injury Claims
Manual handling refers to any kind of job that involves moving an object from one place to another using human effort. This can include lifting, pulling, pushing, carrying or dragging. It also includes picking up an object and placing it somewhere. Manual handling carries a number of risks which can result in accidents and injuries. Injuries caused by manual handling can be serious and sometimes, they can be permanent too.
Manual handling jobs are performed in a number of work environments including warehouses, construction sites and factories. Even in offices, employees can often be required to perform manual handling tasks. If you have been injured as a result of performing manual handling tasks as work, you may be able to pursue a manual handling injury claim.
The Duty Of Your Employer
Manual handling is risky by its very nature and therefore employers must take all the reasonable steps needed to eliminate the risks associated with it. If risks cannot be eliminated completely, measures must be taken to minimise them. Risk assessments must be carried out by the employers to identify potential risks which the workers are exposed to.
Employers must try to avoid manual handling practices at work, but if it cannot be avoided, then training must be provided to the employees on how to perform these tasks safely. Lifting equipment and mechanical assistance must also be provided if the object to be handled is too heavy for one person to do alone.
Manual handling can cause many different types of injuries. Common injuries include:
– back injuries such as slipped disc
– muscular injuries such as strains and sprains
– arm and leg injuries
– crush injuries
Legal Help With Manual Handling Injury Claims
Our highly experienced injury lawyers can help you make manual handling injury claims. Our injury lawyers have years of experience in dealing with all types of workplace injury claims and we will be happy to assist you with your case as well.
We will conduct an initial review of your manual handling injury claim and if it is viable, we will represent it on a genuine no win no fee basis.
Call us today on our free phone number to speak to one of our specialist work injury claim lawyers. You could also fill in our quick claims form and we will call you back.