Working in a factory, there could be times when you are expected to lift heavy or awkward loads, perhaps when stacking stock onto shelves or lifting items from the production line. But it’s important that employees receive proper manual handling training before they start work, to reduce the risk of factory worker lifting injuries occurring.
Has your employer failed to give you manual handling training? If you’ve suffered a lifting injury such as a back injury, you could claim personal injury compensation within three years of your accident occurring.
Has your employer caused your accident?
Factory worker lifting injuries could result if you are expected to lift heavy loads without the proper safety precautions in place – for example, without a forklift or other equipment to assist you. If you’ve suffered lifting injuries you could be left suffering and in pain. Back injuries are the most common type of injuries caused by lifting and you could need physiotherapy or chiropractic treatment – injuries to the back are often hard to diagnose and treat and can cause ongoing pain and discomfort.
It’s important that strict health and safety procedures are in place and are followed when it comes to lifting, and if your employer has not enforced these, you could make a personal injury claim.
Life-changing back injuries could include a slipped disc or torn/ruptured tendon or ligament in your back which requires surgery or medical treatment. If you’re unable to return to work after your accident, you may struggle financially and why should you be the one to suffer?
Trust Accident Advice Helpline to help you get the compensation you deserve after your employer has been negligent. We’ve been helping people claim for 15 years and our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis.
How is your settlement calculated?
Whether you have suffered a slipped disc after lifting heavy boxes in a factory or have torn a ligament in your back due to lack of manual handling training, you could be eligible to make a claim.
Our personal injury lawyers will look at all aspects of your claim to calculate your settlement, including the extent of your injuries, the impact on your life now and in the future and any financial losses you’ve suffered or will suffer in future as a result of your accident.
To find out right now how much compensation you could receive, take the 30-second test on our website, then call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton