Manual handling
injury at work claim

Personal injury

If you have sustained an injury as a result of a manual handling accident at work you could be entitled to make a compensation claim. Contact us today to start your claim.

Manual handling injuries at work are a common occurrence and can be sustained in a one off accident or develop over a lengthy period of time, due to the type of work an employee undertakes. Manual handling claims can involve the lifting, carrying, lowering, pushing and pulling of objects.

Employers have a duty to ensure that their employees are safe from sustaining manual handling injuries whilst at work. The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 were designed to protect employees from manual handling injuries whilst at work.

If you have sustained a manual handling injury as a result of working in the following workplaces, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation:

  • Warehouses
  • Shops
  • Supermarkets
  • As a delivery driver
  • On building sites
  • On farms
  • In factories
  • Hospitals
  • Airports

In most working environments where employees are expected to do manual handling tasks, employers should carry out risk assessments and ensure that they do the following:

  • Provide suitable lifting equipment
  • Provide necessary training
  • Organise work appropriately
  • Provide the necessary manpower

Sustained a manual handling injury and think it may be as a result of one or more of the above? Then you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

If you have sustained a manual handling injury as a result of an accident at work

  • Ensure that the manual handling injury is reported and a record is taken
  • Seek medical advice/treatment
  • Obtain evidence e.g. photographs of the area where your accident occurred, equipment you used, etc
  • Obtain witnesses’ contact details, if applicable
  • Contact Latimer Lee Solicitors Limited

If you think you have sustained a manual handling injury as a result of an accident at work and it wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible to make claim against your employers.

Contact us today to start your claim for manual handling at work injury compensation