In the latest health and safety at work statistics that have been published by the Health and Safety Executive, it has been revealed that nearly a quarter (22%) of workplace injuries occur as a result of lifting/handling incidents.
Manual handling tasks are an integral part of numerous jobs, so maybe it is not so surprising that these figures are so high.
Nevertheless, just because manual handling injuries are more commonly sustained does not mean that they are any less distressing when suffered. Therefore in this article, our legal specialists provide you with a guide on how to secure justice if you have fallen victim to a manual handling injury in the workplace.
To speak to a dedicated member of the Your Accident at Work Claims team with regards to making an accident at work claim, call our dedicated legal team now on 0800 01 54321.
Have you been struck by a manual handling injury whilst at work?
As mentioned previously, manual handling injuries are a fairly common form of workplace injury, and mainly affect employees who have been tasked with lifting, pushing, carrying or lowering items.
In some areas of employment, workers are more susceptible to suffering from manual handling injuries. Our legal team have helped employee’s secure compensation for manual handling injuries in numerous employment sectors such as:
- Construction sites
- Warehouses and factories
- Office work
- Agricultural roles
The neck and back are the areas that are most associated with manual handling injuries, however it is not unusual for further regions to be affected.
For example, fractures to the arms or legs, severe internal injuries and aggravation to long existing issues can all surface as a result of lifting or pushing heavy goods.
If you have suffered a manual handling injury, then you may be entitled to thousands of pounds in compensation.
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Are you eligible to make a claim for your manual handling injury?
Your employer is responsible for your welfare in the workplace, and has a duty of care to ensure that you are at minimal risk of suffering from an injury whilst at work.
Therefore if you suffered an injury at work as a result of your employer’s negligence, then our legal specialists may be able to help you secure justice for your ordeal.
Providing that you have suffered your injury within the last three years, then you are legally entitled to make a claim for compensation.
By contacting us, you will be provided with immediate legal representation and expert support throughout the entirety of your claim, ensuring that you receive the highest possible settlement in the quickest possible time.
So quickly discover if you can launch a no win no fee claim today, by contacting the personal injury team at Your Accident at Work Claims today.
Contact our legal specialists now!
The Your Accident at Work Claims legal team have over 30 years of experience in helping employees claim for accident at work compensation, so you can be confident of securing the maximum pay-out that you deserve with our experience in your corner.
To begin your claim now, simply speak to a friendly and knowledgeable member of our team now by calling 0800 01 54321.
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