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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

    The dangers of working as a manual labourer

    Working as a manual labourer can be hard, back breaking, not to mention the long hours. However, it can also mean the risks of an accident at work are quite high and the injuries can be quite severe.

    What types of accident at work injuries can occur?

    Some of the most common type of work injuries are usually caused by straining or lifting more than you can manage. If you are lucky the work injury may be something as minor as a strained muscle or ankle. However, at its worst it can mean permanent damage to your back or limbs.

    How to avoid sustaining a work injury

    Sometimes as a manual labourer it can be difficult to prevent a work injury from being sustained but nonetheless there are still certain things you can do to help prevent you and others from having a serious injury at work.

    The most important thing you can do as a manual labourer to avoid a serious work injury is not to overwork your body. This means if you find something too heavy, ask for help. It is better to ease the load than sustain a painful event such as a slipped disc in your spine or strained muscle.

    As well as this, always make sure you are fully focussed on what you are doing and avoid getting distracted especially when you are working with sharp or heavy objects. If you lose your concentration even for a minute you could sustain a painful work injury. You need to always be aware of your surroundings. This will help you pre-empt any potential accident at work hazards and you may even prevent someone else sustaining a work injury.

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    Accident Advice Helpline

    Unfortunately, in manual labour accidents at work can and do happen. If you have sustained a work injury within the last three years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim.

    Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in such cases as work injury claims. With years of experience our team of lawyers will make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible.

    To find out more about making an accident at work claim speak to an Accident Advice Helpline advisor on our 24-hour free phone number, 0800 689 0500. Alternatively, take the simple 30-second compensation calculator online to see how much your potential work injury claim could be worth.

    Date Published: July 22, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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