Manual handling injury may occur in every workplace. But the cause and the effect of such injuries depend on the exact nature of manual handling activities as well as the employee’s physical condition.
The most common causes of injuries are lifting, pushing, putting down, supporting and carrying heavy objects.
Handling heavy loads manually such as in factories, construction sites and warehouses put workers at risk, as a result of which they could potentially sustain a serious injury that can impact their life negatively.
Manual handling injuries include:
- Breaks and fractures
- Internal bleeding
- Back injury
- Neck injury
- Muscular Strain
Based on regulations, employers have a legal duty to conduct an exhaustive risk assessment to find out the possible risks associated with a range of manual activities in their workplaces. Also, they must take preventive measures to minimise the risk of injuries to their workers.
If an injury has been caused due to your employer’s negligence, you may be entitled to file a case for compensation. Our solicitors at M&S Law have dealt with numerous manual handling injury claims throughout the UK. Each legal aspect of your claim is handled thoroughly and professionally.
The amount of compensation depends on the severity of the injury, medical expenses, loss of earnings and future treatment required.
We will handle your claim on a No Win No Fee agreement, giving you peace of mind of no upfront legal fees.
Contact us for Manual Handling Claim
To discuss your case or start a claim please contact us on 01254 40 40 55.