Manual handling and lifting related injuries are extremely common in UK workplaces. If you have suffered a manual handling injury that has left you unable to work, forced to pay expensive medical fees and rehabilitation costs, contact the accident at work solicitors at Farleys.
Our team will take the details of your manual handling injury and provide clear and easy to understand legal advice on whether you are eligible to make a claim for financial compensation. Simply call 0125 460 6090 or e-mail us and we will get in touch.
Can I Make a Manual Handling Claim?
If the manual handling injury you suffered was caused by an accident that was not your fault, or you were not provided with adequate training in lifting and handling techniques and were injured as a result, you may be able to make a claim.
Your employer has a duty to ensure you are fully aware of the proper way to lift, carry, push and pull heavy items. Health and safety legislation also requires them to:
- Reduce the risk of injury through handling of hazardous items as much as is reasonably possible.
- Avoid the need for hazardous manual handling as much as reasonably possible.
- Carry out regular risk assessments of their firm’s manual handling policies.
If you suspect that your employer or other responsible person has failed in their duty to you, and you have sustained a manual handling or lifting related injury as a result, contact a solicitor as soon as possible.
Starting Your Claim
For your claim to be successful, you will be required to prove that another person is responsible for your manual handling injury. This person may be your employer, who did not provide proper training and safety equipment, or it may be a fellow employee.
The team at Farleys specialise in making accident at work claims on behalf of UK employees. We will be able to provide you with an in-depth appraisal of your case’s chances of success during an initial consultation. Should you choose to pursue a claim, our solicitors will handle every aspect of the case on your behalf, helping you claim the maximum amount of compensation for your manual handling injury.
Contact Farleys Solicitors
For more information regarding manual handling compensation claims, health and safety policy or your employer’s duty to you concerning manual handling, contact the team of work accident lawyers at Farleys Solicitors.
Call 0125 460 6090 or e-mail us, and start your compensation claim today.