Manual handling is a common part of life, at home, and at work. The Health and Safety Executive has identified that the number of manual handling accidents in the workplace accounts for approximately 40% of all workplace injuries. Manual handling usually relates to lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling or carrying loads and accidents can happen to anyone, whether they work in an office or on site.
If your employer has not provided the correct safety equipment or followed health and safety procedures, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for a manual handling injury.
Injuries in manual handling accidents can have a fundamental impact on those injured and their family members and dependents. Not only may the injured person suffer from physical pain and discomfort, they may also suffer financial loss following the need to take time off work.
As one of the largest workplace accident solicitors in the UK, we have many years of experience in obtaining compensation for people injured at work as a result of a manual handling injury. Our specialist employer liability team ensures that all claims are treated with equal importance, whether the injury is minor or major. Our initial consultation is free and the majority of the claims that we handle are on a no win, no fee basis. This means that if your case is unsuccessful, you will not have to pay anything.