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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Airline Accidents: Manual handling (Staff)


    Flying is one of the safest modes of transport, however, working for an airline doesn’t simply involve sitting back and enjoying the flight. When working on aircraft and in airports, accidents at work can occur, with manual handling being a prevailing risk for airline workers.

    How manual handling injuries occur

    Regardless of the industry in which you work, manual handling injuries are sustained in similar ways. Simply put, manual handling involves lifting and manoeuvring objects, often heavy in weight and awkward in size. Manual handling injuries are a result of the strain put on the body while completing this task.

    For airline workers, those who are responsible for loading and unloading luggage into the cargo hold, often sustain manual handling injuries.

    Types of manual handling injuries

    While manual handling is known for aggravating pre-existing medical conditions, it can also be the independent cause of a number of health issues. This includes, but is not limited to, sprains and strains, bruising, broken limbs and back problems.

    Claiming for work-related injuries

    When completing your typical workday tasks has left you injured it can be extremely frustrating, painful and sometimes even disabling.

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    If you believe you have suffered harm at no fault of your own, you could have a case for personal injury compensation. This is because your employer has a responsibility to ensure your health and safety while working and your injury indicates that this legal obligation has not been met.

    You will need to prove that your employer is to blame. Be sure to be very clear on the issue that caused the accident at work. This could be anything from insufficient training to pressure from an unmanageable workload.

    Take photographs of your injury, keep records of any treatment you have received, and take the details of any colleagues who are willing to provide a witness account.

    When you’ve got your claim together it’s time to get the ball rolling.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    With years of experience and accreditation by Lexcel, the Law Society’s practice management standard, law firm, Accident Advice Helpline, can help you retrieve the pay-out you are entitled to.

    Working on a ‘no win, no fee*’ basis, Accident Advice Helpline works with an extensive legal team to guarantee that claimants receive the most stress-free, streamlined service possible.

    Start the process today, and give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.

    Date Published: January 3, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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