Claiming compensation for injuries sustained through poor lifting technique

Whether you have been injured at work or in the gym, suffering an injury as a result of a poor lifting technique could be very damaging for your health with some people even being confined to a wheelchair as a result. Whenever you are lifting a heavy object it is important that you use the correct technique to reduce the risk of injury, because if you fail to do this then it can result in a number of injuries including: spinal injuries, muscle tears and broken bones if the item is dropped.

If you are a member of a gym or you were in employment at the time of your injury and you have not been correctly trained, then you could be entitled to seek out compensation. It is the responsibility of your gym instructor or your employer to guide you through a health and safety check when you join, guiding you through the correct lifting technique, but if this has not occurred then you could claim against them for negligence.

What circumstances can a claim be made?

It is important that the correct precautions are taken when you are required to lift an object, so if you believe this is not the case you could make a claim for compensation. There are a number of common injuries which can occur as a result of poor lifting technique, including:

·         Claims against a failure to provide sufficient training

·         Claims if you are left paralysed as a result of poor lifting technique

·         Claims if you have torn a muscle/ligaments

·         Claims if you have broken a bone after dropping item

·         Claims against a failure to provide appropriate safety equipment

Who could I make a claim against in this situation?

If you believe that you have been injured in the workplace or the gym as a result of a lack of training, then you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. In general, a claim such as this can be made against a number of people, including a gym instructor and your employer who have inadequately trained you for appropriate lifting technique. This can result in a serious injury on your part and so if you can prove that negligence has taken place, your chances of success in making a claim could be significantly increased.

Can I get Manners Pimblett to help with my claim?

Receiving an injury as a result of poor training is classed as a negligent action and as such you could be entitled to make a claim. Injuring yourself after lifting a heavy item incorrectly can be a very serious issue and could result in you missing out on work and an income for a long period of time, so making a claim could help you recoup any losses.  This can be a difficult process, but by seeking professional help from the team at Manners Pimblett then your chances of success could be greatly increased. Our specialist advisors have experience in dealing with issues such as this and we will ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. 

So for more information on how the team at Manners Pimblett can help out, simply contact one of our highly qualified team today on 0845 077 0772. 

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