Manual handling is an everyday workplace task, and it’s also one of the most common causes of workplace injuries in the UK. Lifting, pulling, carrying, pushing and lowering – all these routine activities and more have the ability to cause injuries of varying severity, from soft tissue damage that’s easy to recover from to life-changing spinal cord and nerve damage.
No matter the severity of your injury, if it was suffered in a lifting or manual handling accident at work caused by your employer’s negligence, you can claim compensation.
Making a manual handling injury claim
Employers have a duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees. When it comes to manual handling, employers must also avoid the need for hazardous lifting so far as is reasonably practicable, assess the risk of injury from hazardous lifting that can’t be avoided and take action to reduce that risk, such as making a hand truck or trolley available to employees for easy loading. They must also provide employees with full and relevant information and training on the risks of lifting and the measures they have in place for controlling them.
If your employer fails to comply with their duties, and you suffer an accident as a result of their negligence, you can claim compensation. This involves building a convincing case backed by strong evidence showing the extent of your injuries and how your employer’s negligence caused them. How much you can claim depends on the circumstances surrounding the accident, how severely you were injured, the impact the injury will have on the rest of your life and any other damage or loss you’ve suffered.
It’s important to remember that most employers have insurance covering their liability for workplace accidents. In many cases, this means negotiating with the employer’s insurer to reach a settlement. We have vast experience dealing with employers and their insurers, and will work closely with you to get the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to.
Accidents at work: why choose us?
We advise individuals in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on bringing personal injury claims against their employers and, sometimes, against fellow employees. We work quickly to establish the facts, gather evidence and advise on the best legal and tactical approach to take. You will find that we are expert workplace accident solicitors who will support you all the way, and skilled negotiators and litigators who will fight your corner.
You don’t need to worry about the expenses involved. Our workplace accident lawyers offer a variety of funding options, will be upfront about the costs involved and can take on cases on a no win no fee basis.
Contact our Workplace Accident Solicitors Liverpool, UK
Get in touch with an expert accident at work lawyer at Emerald Law by calling us today on 0333 3052 831 or simply complete our online contact form and one of our experienced first response team members will get back to you.