Our solicitors have many years of experience in handling accidents at work claims, meaning we are well placed to help you to claim the compensation you deserve. We understand the disruption that such an incident can have on your life, including time off work, costly medical bills and rehabilitation to aid your recovery.
Compensation will help to cover the cost of these disruptions, while holding those responsible for your injury to account, therefore preventing other people from suffering in similar incidents in the future.
We have a great deal of expertise in handling cases involving the following types of manual handling:
- Stacking shelves
- Carrying files in the office
- Unloading a delivery
- Moving stock
- Pushing a trolley
- Carrying building materials
- Use of a sledgehammer
No matter how your injury was sustained, we will work tirelessly to ensure we can secure the highest possible compensation sum for you following this incident.
Your employer’s responsibility
It is your employer’s responsibility to ensure that your working environment is safe and free from hazards. They are required by law to minimise the risk of injuries sustained by poor manual handling techniques.
In order to reduce the risks involved with lifting or carrying objects, employers must:
- Provide training on how to lift items properly
- Carry out regular risk assessments
- Ensure that manual handling tasks are only carried out if they are unavoidable
- Consider whether the working environment is suitable
- Ensure sufficient lifting equipment is available to employees
If you believe your injury was sustained as a result of negligence on the part of your employer, you are entitled to claim compensation.