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. If you did not receive appropriate training, if health and safety regulations weren't properly enforced, if risk assessments weren't carried out or if your employer was negligent in any other way that caused you to be injured, you are entitled to claim compensation for your injury.
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. This can help you to focus on your recovery, without having to worry about loss of income while you are injured, or to think about returning to work before you are ready.
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.
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 know-how required to secure the outcome you are looking for.
We are widely recognised for our high standards of communication, and our specialist solicitors 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 so you can have confidence in
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, so if you have been injured in a manual handling accident you should contact a solicitor as soon as possible.
How Much Compensation Can I Claim For a Manual Handling Accident?
Lifting heavy objects without appropriate training can result in a variety of injuries to the arms, shoulders and spine, while a dropped object could do damage to your foot and even result in crush injuries. The compensation you are entitled to will depend on the severity and type of injuries you sustained, as well as the circumstances surrounding your accident.
The figures below provide a rough guide of how much you might be able to claim for an injury in a factory, based on the Judicial College Injury Tables. For a more accurate calculation of how much you could be able to claim, based on the specifics of your case, get in touch with the team today. We can give you a precise estimate that takes into account all of the details about your injury and circumstances.
|Serious shoulder injury||£10,180 - £15,300|
|Moderate shoulder injury||£6,290 - £10,180|
|Minor shoulder injury||Up to £6,290|
|Serious damage to both hands||£44,550 - £67,410|
|Serious hand injury with significant loss of use of the hand||£23,110 - £49,350|
|Very serious thumb injury||£15,620 - £27,910|
|Serious hand injury with full or close to full recovery||£4,640 - £10,580|
|Very severe permanent foot injury||£33,460 - £87,410|
|Severe injury to one or both feet||£33,460 - £55,830|
|Serious foot injury||£19,920 - £31,250|
A financial reward will compensate you for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries, and will also help to support you while you are recovering. Compensation can cover the cost of unexpected medical bills, rehabilitation and any required care from family and friends. In addition, compensation will cover any time you have taken off work due to your injury.
ACCIDENT COMPENSATION CALCULATOR
How much is your manual handling accident claim worth?
What Are My Employer’s Responsibilities?
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, get in touch with our solicitors to pursue a claim for the compensation to which you are entitled.
FAQs About Manual Handling Compensation Claims
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.