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    Manual handling injuries

    Manual handling injuries occur when you attempt to move, lift, carry or put down an object by hand. It can cause ongoing problems and pain and is one of the most common types of workplace injury.

    The injury from a manual handling accident can range from slight injuries such as cuts or bruises, to severe injuries such as permanent disabilities.

    Being injured due to someone else’s negligence is not something you should have to suffer with, and we are on hand to help you get the justice you need.

    Call us today on 0121 8276 446 to see how we can assist you.

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    Manual handling at work.

    There are certain rules and guidelines in place that you employer must follow to ensure you are protected from harm. If these are not followed in the correct manner, they can result in accidents. A third of all accidents at work are manual handling ones.

    If you have a job that requires you to do a lot of heavy lifting, then it is the duty of the employer to ensure you have been given the proper training to do the job in a safe manner and are provided with all the necessary safety equipment.

    A few places where manual handling injuries can occur are:-

    1. Warehouse or factory, as many heavy objects can be handled.
    2. Manufacturing staff, which requires the handling of heavy items.
    3. Care workers/ Medical staff, who assist in moving patients.

    Tips for avoiding manual handling injuries.

    Before moving any or lifting anything heavy, you should fully assess the risks first. You should consider things like:-

    1. The nature of the load.
    2. If you have been given the correct training to carry out the task
    3. The safety conditions around you

    Where lifting heavy items can’t be avoided, there are a few ways to reduce the risk of injury:-

    1. Avoid lifting heavy items from floor level
    2. Consider having more than 1 person moving the load
    3. Avoid lifting heavy objects above head level

    How much could you claim for a manual handling accident?

    The amount of compensation you get for a manual handling injury claim will depend on many factors. Until the case has been fully assessed, and medical evidence has been obtained, the amount you get will not be finalised.

    Many factors are taken into consideration, such as how severe the injury is, how it has affected your day-to-day life, and how it has financially affected you.  No two cases are the same, therefore it is not possible to have set figures in place.

    If your accident has left you unable to work, or needing extended time off, bringing a compensation claim forward can help reduce the risk of you being left out of pocket. It can also improve the workplace standard, as the danger will be brought to your employers’ attention and they will put measures in place to ensure nobody is hurt the same way you were.

    If you would like further information on manual handling claims, call us on 0121 8276 446.

    What are manual handling injuries?

    Manual handling injuries occur when you attempt to move, lift, carry or put down an object by hand. It can cause ongoing problems and pain and is one of the most common types of workplace injury.

    The injury from a manual handling accident can range from slight injuries such as cuts or bruises, to severe injuries such as permanent disabilities.

    Being injured due to someone else’s negligence is not something you should have to suffer with, and we are on hand to help you get the justice you need.

    Call us today on 0121 8276 446 to see how we can assist you.

    Manual handling at work.

    There are certain rules and guidelines in place that you employer must follow to ensure you are protected from harm. If these are not followed in the correct manner, they can result in accidents. A third of all accidents at work are manual handling ones.

    If you have a job that requires you to do a lot of heavy lifting, then it is the duty of the employer to ensure you have been given the proper training to do the job in a safe manner and are provided with all the necessary safety equipment.

    A few places where manual handling injuries can occur are:-

    1. Warehouse or factory, as many heavy objects can be handled.
    2. Manufacturing staff, which requires the handling of heavy items.
    3. Care workers/ Medical staff, who assist in moving patients.

    Tips for avoiding manual handling injuries.

    Before moving any or lifting anything heavy, you should fully assess the risks first. You should consider things like:-

    1. The nature of the load.
    2. If you have been given the correct training to carry out the task.
    3. The safety conditions around you

    Where lifting heavy items can’t be avoided, there are a few ways to reduce the risk of injury:-

    1. Avoid lifting heavy items from floor level.
    2. Consider having more than 1 person moving the load.
    3. Avoid lifting heavy objects above head level.

    How much could you claim for a manual handling accident?

    The amount of compensation you get for a manual handling injury claim will depend on many factors. Until the case has been fully assessed, and medical evidence has been obtained, the amount you get will not be finalised.

    Many factors are taken into consideration, such as how severe the injury is, how it has affected your day-to-day life, and how it has financially affected you.  No two cases are the same, therefore it is not possible to have set figures in place.

    If your accident has left you unable to work, or needing extended time off, bringing a compensation claim forward can help reduce the risk of you being left out of pocket. It can also improve the workplace standard, as the danger will be brought to your employers’ attention and they will put measures in place to ensure nobody is hurt the same way you were.

    If you would like further information on manual handling claims, call us on 0121 8276 446.

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