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Manual Handling Compensation Claims
If you have sustained an injury at work that was caused by somebody else’s negligence while lifting or pulling heavy goods, our experienced solicitors can help you claim compensation.
Our award-winning team of solicitors will build a strong case on your behalf, helping you to secure the maximum compensation amount following a manual handling accident.
We understand the devastating impact that a workplace injury can have on your life, as well as your future career prospects, which is why we will work tirelessly to help you to rebuild your life following this event.
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How JMW Can Help You Make a Claim
Our knowledgeable legal experts have many years of experience in handling this type of claim, so you can rest assured we have the knowhow required to secure the outcome you are looking for.
We are widely recognised for our high standards of communication, and we will ensure you are kept up to date at every stage of the process. We will endeavour to explain your options throughout legal proceedings in a clear and easy-to-understand manner.
JMW Solicitors has helped employees across a wide range of industries to secure compensation following a manual handling accident at work, including:
- Construction workers
- Agricultural and farming staff
- Manufacturing and warehouse employees
No matter what industry you work in, if you have suffered an injury while carrying out heavy lifting in your place of work and it was caused by the negligence of another member of staff or your employer, we can help you to make a claim.
Compensation awarded in a manual handling claim will help to cover any loss of earnings and limit the impact of your injury on your day-to-day life. It will also provide recompense for your pain and suffering.
An Employer’s Responsibility
Employers have a duty of care to minimise the risk of injuries sustained by poor manual handling technique. To reduce the risks involved with lifting or carrying objects, employers must do the following:
- Provide training on how to adequately lift items
- Carry out risk assessments
- Make sure that a manual handling task is only undertaken if it is unavoidable
- Consider whether the working environment is safe and suitable for the task
- Ensure sufficient lifting equipment is available to employees
- Assign the relevant number of employees to carry out the task
If you believe you have been injured as a result of an accident that was caused by your employer breaching their duty of care, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.
What type of injuries can heavy lifting accidents cause?
The most common injury following a heavy lifting accident is a back injury, which can seriously hinder your mobility. Other injuries caused by errors during lifting or pulling include:
- Dislocated shoulders
- Fractured or broken bones
- Strains and sprains
Regardless of how you have been injured, if the incident was caused by somebody else’s negligence, you are eligible for compensation.
Manual Handling Case Study
Find out how we helped one client to successfully make a manual handling claim by viewing our case study here.
Talk to Us
To get started with your compensation claim for an injury caused while lifting or pulling an object at work, contact us today. Simply call 0800 054 6570 or fill in our online enquiry form and let us know a suitable time to get back to you.