Had a Manual Handling Injury at Work? You may be entitled to claim!
Manual Handling Injuries, Back Injuries, Back Pain or Hurt Yourself Lifting Heavy Items?
Anyone who is responsible for lifting or moving heavy loads as part of their job description is at risk of sustaining manual handling injuries at work. Manual handling injuries refer to any injury caused by incorrect handling, transporting or supporting of a load, and can include back and shoulder injuries, hernias and strains, as well as damage to the arms, hands and upper body. Usually caused by heavy lifting, manual handling injuries can also arise from dealing with unstable loads.
Despite the training that should be given in the workplace, manual handling and back injuries still continue to happen. Training should include details of good lifting posture, information on how to use equipment designed to assist the transport of heavy loads, and guidance for managing heavy, awkward or unstable goods. Sometimes, these kinds of injuries occur as a result of poor or inadequate training, or a lack of appropriate equipment to assist you in transporting heavy goods in the workplace. It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that they are doing everything they can to reduce the risk of such injuries happening, and if you have had an accident or sustained a manual handling injury, they could be at fault if they have failed to carry out training programmes or do not have any such procedures in place.
Injuries sustained through carrying out routine tasks as part of your job can be detrimental to your career, especially if they affect your performance ability or indeed make it impossible for you to carry on working. If you think you may have sustained a manual handling injury at work, you may be entitled to compensation. To make a manual handling injury claim or for more information, contact Injury Lawyers UK for professional advice on 0800 1123 156.
*There are extreme circumstances where we would require you to pay, these are for example if you deliberately mislead us and it is proven that you have asked us to pursue a fraudulent claim