Over 10 million working days are lost in Britain every year due to workers injuring their backs. The most common way of suffering a back injury at work is through lifting and manual handling. Manual handling is the definition of moving loads in the workplace using man power alone, whether this is by lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling. The health and safety executive reports that around a third of injuries that cause workers to be off work for 3 days or more, are caused exclusively by manual handling. Manual handling incidents therefore account for a lot of work injury compensation claims. Work lifting injuries can include sprains, strains, back injuries, neck injuries and hernias. They usually result from lifting a too heavy or too large load. However, injuries sustained from lifting accidents where the load is dropped, can involve serious crushing and trapping of limbs. Whatever your injury you may be entitled to make work lifting injury claims using an injury claims at work lawyer.
Why not contact us at Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors Cheshire, to find out how we can help you claim compensation after a lifting accident at work.
Although most people associate lifting accidents with occupations such as construction and factory workers, the truth is most professions are at risk. Delivery drivers, shop workers and farm workers are just some examples of jobs where workers are at risk of suffering a lifting injury. It is an employer’s responsibility to protect employee’s safety, and that includes protecting them from injuries sustained from lifting and manual handling. If they don’t then they lead themselves open to work injury compensation claims. The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (amended in 2002) was brought in to protect workers by giving regulations that all employers must follow in regards to the movement of loads. This includes ensuring that all staff are fully trained to work safely, and also includes assessing all the risks of moving a load by hand. If an employer has not fulfilled its requirements and you have suffered an injury as a result, then you may be eligible to make work lifting injury claims.
Below is a list of the most common reasons for lifting injury claims at work:
- Sprains and strains
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Arm/shoulder pain
- Broken/fractured bones
If you suffered an injury that was caused by an incident in your workplace then please call Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors for our expert advice. We are skilled professionals who have handled many cases like yours, providing victims with compensation to help them through their condition. Employers and local authorities have insurance in place to provide compensation for injury claims at work.
Work Injury Compensation Claims
At Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors we have vast experience in dealing with work injury compensation claims. We can provide you with a top UK injury claims at work lawyer who is a specialist in the field. They have helped many people before and know exactly the best course of action to get you the compensation package you are entitled too.
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