Each year, numerous workers across the UK are injured in heavy lifting accidents despite the many regulations put in place to avoid such incidents. Employers are responsible for the safety of their employees and should strive to reduce the risks of accidents in the workplace. If you have sustained injuries as a result of a lifting accident, which was caused by your employer’s negligence then you can claim compensation. Make sure you are aware of the average payout for heavy lifting accidents, so that you know what it is reasonable to expect from your employer as compensation for any injuries suffered.
What am I entitled to claim?
As a victim of a heavy lifting accident, you can claim compensation for a number of damages. These include:
- Lost income: if you are unable to continue working as a result of your injuries.
- Medical expenses: incurred in the treatment of injuries.
- Transport expenses: incurred as a result of the accident (e.g. transport to hospital or to a rehabilitation centre.)
- Nursing expenses: if you had to receive professional nursing assistance during your recuperation.
How much will I get?
The payout for heavy lifting accidents differs greatly from claim to claim. It is difficult to give the exact figure you are likely to receive without reviewing the details of your case.
Your industrial injuries solicitor will calculate the average payout owed to you by examining the sums awarded for similar injuries in the past. He will also consider the pain and suffering you have been through and the expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.
The final settlement you receive will depend on the nature and severity of the injuries you sustained, as well as the impact they have had on your ability to work. Some injuries will entitle the victim to receive more compensation than others.
Take the 30-second test
If you want to get a good idea of how much you could claim for your heavy lifting accident, try the Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second calculator. This easy to use tool is found on every page of our website and will only take a few seconds of your time. The calculator’s results are based on the payouts awarded for past heavy lifting accident compensation claims, so you can be certain that they are factual and accurate.
If you would like to talk to someone concerning your claim, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable advisers. Alternatively, you can fill in the claim form found on our website and a member of our team will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
We have dealt with a good number of heavy lifting accident claims, so we know how lengthy and confusing the procedure can be, especially if you are recuperating from your injuries. That is why we endeavour to make the process as easy and stress-free as we can. Contact us today and you can rest assured that your claim will be in safe hands.