Workplace Manual Handling Claim
Manual handling is when a person uses his body to exert force in order to support, handle to retrain an object, person or animal. Manual handling tasks can include any kind of lifting, pulling, pushing, moving, lowering or even carrying tasks.
Whenever a worker is required to perform manual handling tasks, he is at a risk of sustaining personal injuries. Common types of injuries sustained as a result of performing such tasks include shoulder injuries, back injuries, fractures, crush injuries and lacerations.
Manual handling accidents can happen in many different industries and situations. Such accidents can occur in factories, offices, nursing homes, construction sites, warehouses and a lot of other workplaces.
If you have been injured whilst performing workplace manual handling tasks, you may be entitled to seek compensation.
Duty Of Employers
Employers have a legal obligation to provide workers with a safe work environment. In industries and occupations where workers are required to carry out manual handling tasks, employers must ensure that they have received adequate training. Proper training and supervision will ensure that the tasks are performed safely and that the workers are protected from risks of manual handling injuries.
Effective manual handling is crucial for those who are employed in labour intensive environments including factories. This is because in such industries manual handling is performed on a more regular basis and this increases the risk of injuries and accidents.
Employers must also ensure that manual handling workers are provided with suitable support equipment to allow them to carry out their tasks safely.
Risk assessments must also be conducted frequently to identify any potential risks of dangers of the procedure being used for manual handling.
You Can Make A Claim
Have been injured as a result of workplace manual handling? Have you incurred expenditure as a result of your injury? Have you suffered loss of income or have paid medical bills due to the manual handling accident you had been involved in?
If your answer is yes to the above questions, you can contact us today for a free assessment of your manual handling claim.
Our solicitors operate using a risk free no win no fee scheme and they are highly experienced and trained in handling workplace manual handling accident claims. Our solicitors have helped people like you recover maximum compensation for your injuries and suffering.
If you believe you have a case, call us today and speak to one of our expert solicitors. Alternatively, you can request a call back by completing our online claim form.