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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

    Is your sofa too big to carry to your second or third floor?

    Is your sofa too big to carry to your second or third floor?

    It’s important to know when a load is too large, heavy or cumbersome to carry. A heavy load can cause a number of injuries, including but not limited to; repetitive strain injury, neck, back and shoulder injuries, sprains and fractures from dropped loads. In this article we ask, “Is your sofa too big to carry to your second or third floor?”

    The dangers of carrying too much

    Many people decide to have a second sitting room in the upper floors of their house or their house may even be designed so that the living room is on the second floor, meaning a cumbersome job of carrying a large sofa to a second or third floor. Carrying a sofa that is too large up a flight of steps can be extremely dangerous. If the load is too much to handle or one of the people holding the sofa suffers a slip, trip or fall then the consequences could be disastrous including some of the injuries referred to above.

    How should I get my sofa to my second or third floor then?

    If you feel that your sofa is too large or to heavy to carry up to the second floor of your house, then make use of a moving company. Many firms will be more than willing to offer this service. Search online for a firm near you and find the right bargain to avoid the heartache and backache of trying to move a sofa up a flight of stairs.

    Claiming compensation

    Remember, if you’ve suffered an injury as the result of carrying a load that was too heavy, perhaps as part of your job, and this happened within the last three years and wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today for more information. All claims are made on a 100 per cent no-win-no-fee* basis and you will be under no obligation to proceed with any claims for compensation that may be discussed over the phone. Our lines are staffed by friendly, professional advisers who will help you in your pursuit for compensation and our legal team has over 13 years’ experience in all areas of personal injury compensation. To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.

    Date Published: May 1, 2014

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    Author: Accident Advice

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.