Manual handling claims
Although many manual handling injuries are directly related to lifting heavy objects, there are a number of other ways to damage your body whilst in the workplace. Continually pushing, pulling and carrying heavy loads over a period of time can wear down the muscles in the legs, causing ligament damage and swollen joints.
Back injuries are one of the most common manual handling aliments suffered in the workplace, and people can be off work for days or even weeks while they recover. Not only does this place financial strain on the individual and their family, but the source of the problem may still remain in the workplace.
Making a manual handling compensation claim
It is an employer’s legal obligation to maintain a high standard of health & safety in the workplace, so if you have suffered an injury as the result of manual handling that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to compensation.
As specialist workplace injury solicitors, we can advise if you are entitled to make a manual handling claim, and can also arrange any help and support you may need. From medical expenses to loss of earnings, we’re here to recover the costs of your manual handling injury, and get you the compensation you deserve for your suffering.
You can be safe in the knowledge that we will fight to protect your rights against any manual handling injury you have suffered in the workplace.