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Manual handling and moving objects are an integral part of many jobs. However, these tasks can sometimes cause injuries to the employees. It is the responsibility of employers to protect their employees’ safety and welfare in the workplace by providing adequate measures and training to prevent such injuries. If you have suffered a manual handling injury at work caused by your employer’s negligence, Primus Solicitors can help you get compensation.
Employer negligence is a common cause of manual handling injuries. Some examples of employer negligence include:
- Failure to provide adequate training in safe lifting techniques.
- Presence of obstructions that should have been removed by the employer, causing injury.
- Failure to provide the necessary equipment to assist and protect employees while lifting.
- Failure to carry out a risk assessment and take necessary precautions to reduce the risk of injuries.
As experienced personal injury solicitors in Manchester, Primus Solicitors handle most personal injury compensation cases on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that if you don’t win your claim, you won’t have to pay any legal costs.
Before taking on your claim, we establish that the employer owed you a duty of care, which was broken due to their negligence, and that you sustained injuries in a manual handling accident as a result.
- Manual handling accidents can result in various types of injuries, including but not limited to:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Injuries to muscles in the lower and upper limbs
- Neck injuries
- Sprains and tendon injuries
- Documents and Evidence Required
It is advisable to obtain evidence such as CCTV footage and take pictures of the accident scene. Witness statements from anyone present during the accident, including their contact details, can also come in handy. Employers are legally required to record and report accidents in the workplace, so providing us with a copy of this information is crucial to building a case against your employer and ensuring a smooth compensation claim process.
The severity of injuries determines the pay-out for a manual handling claim. The compensation varies depending on your specific circumstances, and every claim is assessed individually. There are various losses that can arise from a manual lifting accident or injury claims, such as general damages, additional travel expenses, and loss of earnings. General damages compensate for pain and suffering due to the accident, while special damages compensate for financial losses such as loss of earnings and medical expenses.
Although most people have three years to make a manual lifting accident compensation claim, the duration of a claim depends on individual circumstances. If the employer at fault admits responsibility, the claim may be resolved more quickly. However, if the employer does not admit fault, the negotiation process can take longer, potentially leading to a court case.
Hire our specialist immigration lawyers to help you through this process and ensure a successful outcome for your work-related, handling injury claim application. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you with your personal injury matter.