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Manual Handling & Lifting Claims

We have specialist Personal Injury Solicitors available in Lincolnshire who can help victims that have been injured in an accident at work which was caused by manual handling or lifting. To book a free consultation to discuss your Claim for compensation further, call us on 01754 897150 or start your claim online and we will contact you.

Health & Safety statistics reveal that in 2019 lifting or moving loads was the second most reported risk factor in the workplace with 5 or more employees with 133,871 cases being reported in 2019.

How we manage your claim

It is the employer’s responsibility to avoid manual handling and lifting at work if there is a possibility of injury. It relates to the moving of items by lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing or pulling and applies to all workplaces including building sites, factories, shops and offices.

The weight of the item is always an important factor but the employer must also consider other factors such as the number of times the item is picked up or carried, the distance it is carried, where the item is picked up from and put down and whether the activity involves any twisting, bending, stretching or other awkward postures. 

If your employment involves manual handling and lifting your employer has a legal duty to:

  • carry out an assessment of risk;
  • avoid hazardous manual handling activities;
  • Review the activity to eliminate the manual handling or lifting which is not absolutely necessary;
  • Reduce the risk of injury as far as possible by providing for example mechanical assistance.

Unfortunately, when the risk is not adequately controlled it leads to the potential for musculoskeletal disorders. Statistics confirm that manual handling is the main work activity causing back injury especially in the building and construction trades, health care industries, postal and courier trade and the agricultural sector.

How we can help

If you are suffering as a result of a manual handling or lifting incident in the workplace which was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. With over 39 years of experience in Personal Injury Claims our Accident at Work Team here in Skegness, use both their specialist legal and medical knowledge to obtain compensation for victims of workplace accidents ranging from minor injuries to serious injuries including fatal injuries and spinal injuries. To discuss your potential Claim in greater detail, call 01754 897150 to speak with a member of our Accident At Work Team in Skegness or submit your query online and we will contact you.