Compensation for a heavy lifting injury at work

Regardless of the industry that you work in, chances are that at some point your job will require an aspect of heavy lifting. If you work in a factory or production environment then heavy lifting may be a common task associated with your job, but even if you work in an office you may still be required to carry files and folders from time to time. If you do find yourself in this situation then it’s crucial that the appropriate techniques are used for your own safety.

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Workplace training is crucial to the on-going safety of staff members and if you feel that you have been neglected in this environment then you could make a claim against your employer for any injuries that you have incurred. 

Who could have been negligent to me in this situation?

In general any injuries in the workplace are the responsibility of your employee who may have failed to take the appropriate measures to ensure your safety and in this case you could look to make a compensation claim directly against them. If you haven’t been provided with adequate safety training or equipment to ensure that you can complete your job safely then this is the negligence of your employer and they could be the source of your compensation claim.

Where could this type of injury have occurred?

Heavy lifting injuries can occur in a number of different situations and some common examples of these include:

  • Staff injured by improper training
  • Staff injured by a lack of training
  • Staff injured by lifting equipment which is too heavy
  • Staff injured by a lack of safety equipment
  • Staff injured by un-assisted lifting.

Can the team at Manners Pimblett work on my claim with me?

Dealing with the injuries incurred by heavy lifting can be a challenging task and in many situations it can be incredibly traumatising to any individual, especially if these injuries are serious and long term. If you do find yourself in this situation then you may consider making a compensation claim to cover any costs that you have incurred.

To find out more about how you can do this, contact the Manners Pimblett team today on 0845 077 0772. 

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