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Heavy Lifting Accident Claims
If you have been injured following an accident while lifting or pulling heavy goods and it was caused by somebody else’s negligence, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. At JMW, our solicitors are ready to help you make a claim following an accident at work, building a strong case on your behalf so you get the maximum amount of compensation possible.
To speak to a lawyer about an injury you’ve sustained through heavy lifting and make a claim, get in touch today by calling 0800 054 6570. Alternatively, fill in our online enquiry form and let us know a convenient time to contact you.
What Our Clients Say
Lifting and pulling accidents - also known as manual handling accidents - regularly occur in a wide range of working environments across the UK and can cause serious injury. Although more commonly associated with those employed at building sites, farms, factories and warehouses, anyone who has to lift, put down, push, pull or carry one or more heavy objects as part of their job are susceptible to manual handling injuries.
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 your accident was caused by somebody else’s negligence, you are eligible for compensation.
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 are unavoidable.
- Consider whether the working environment is suitable.
- Ensure sufficient lifting equipment is available to employees.
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 will be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
In most cases, an injury caused by a manual handling accident will reduce your mobility and cause significant pain, potentially leaving you unable to work for a period of time. Compensation awarded in a claim will help to cover any loss of earnings and limit the impact of your injury on your day-to-day life as well as providing recompense for your pain and suffering. Compensation can also be used to pay for specialist medical treatment and rehabilitation services, as well as transport costs and any other incurred expenses.
Our solicitors have years of experience in personal injury, so you can rest assured we have the know-how to get the outcome you are looking for. We are renowned for our communication skills, and will make sure we keep you up to date at every stage of the process, letting you know your options in clear, easy-to-understand language.