Compensation for a manual handling accident

When it comes to working in any job that involves physical labour, it is important that employees learn and use the correct techniques to lift, lower and move items around the workplace, especially if they are heavy. Manual handling can be a very important task in many workplaces which helps to move items from point a to point b, especially if a business is looking to cut down the costs on expensive machinery and training staff to operate it.

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As with any type of physical labour, if manual handling is involved in a workplace it could lead to a number of potential physical injuries to the worker, these can include back and neck injuries as well as any injuries incurred by dropping the items. If you feel that you haven’t been taught the correct manual handling techniques, or that you are expected to handle too much, then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim. 

What is a manual handling accident?

A manual handling accident involves anything that may need to be moved, lifted or placed into a working environment. Manual handling accidents generally occur when a person tries to lift an item that is too heavy, or when they repeatedly lift heavy items and become injured as a result. These repetitive actions can put a strain on certain areas of the body such as the back and neck and can lead to more serious long term injuries if the correct precautions are not taken. 

What types of injuries could I receive?

When it comes to manual handling accidents some of the most common injuries that you can claim for include:

  • Back and neck injuries – as a result of heavy lifting, these injuries might not appear straight away but could start to become evident over a longer period of time
  • Arm injuries – you could develop a range of arm injuries including muscular dysfunction after a series of repeated movements
  • Shoulder injuries – as a result of heavy lifting
  • Knee injuries – your knees could take the brunt of pressure if you are lifting heavy items incorrectly. 

Who could I claim against?

When it comes to making a claim for a manual handling accident if you feel that your employer has been negligent towards you then you could make a claim against them. Your employer is responsible for ensuring that you are working within a safe environment and that you are provided with the correct training and safety equipment to be able to carry out your position, if you feel that they haven’t done this then you could make a claim.

How can I make a claim?

Manners Pimblett are the industry experts when it comes to personal injury claims and with years of experience we can help you with your next claim. Our team of dedicated experts will work to the best of there ability to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.

 So what are you waiting for? Call the Manners Pimblett team today on 0845 077 0772.

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