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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

    Industrial handling accident claims

    If you have sustained injury as a result of an industrial handling accident, we at Accident Advice Helpline can assist you to claim compensation.

    Industrial handling accidents are often related to lifting heavy objects in the workplace; they are also associated with pulling, pushing, moving or carrying heavy loads for an extended period. Continually handling heavy objects often leads to damaged muscles, torn ligaments and swollen joints or tendons.

    These injuries are often sustained due to improper lifting techniques, a poor work environment, inadequate training or unsafe work systems in the workplace.

    Can I claim compensation?

    All employers have a legal obligation to provide a safe and healthy working environment for their employees. This includes the provision of protective clothing and adequate training where applicable. If your employer ignores this responsibility and it results in an accident, you can sue them for compensation.

    Depending on the extent of your injuries, you may have to take a considerable amount of time off work. This means that in addition to incurring physical losses you also have to deal with financial losses, which will put an additional strain on your family.

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    For this reason, we at Accident Advice Helpline always instruct our clients to seek compensation as soon as possible. The amount awarded will help you to recover the costs incurred as a result of the accident. It will also give you peace of mind and help to bring justice to the entire situation.

    Many employees are wary about making compensation claims against their employers, fearing that they may be victimised; however, employers are required to have valid liability insurance policies to deal with such situations. You will therefore be seeking compensation from your employer’s insurance company.

    How can Accident Advice Helpline assist me?

    For more than a decade we have worked hard to help people who have been injured in the workplace to file successful industrial handling accident claims. We have the experience and manpower necessary to help you to win your claim and to receive the maximum amount of compensation that you deserve.

    Choosing the right solicitor to handle your case is an important decision. At Accident Advice Helpline we have built a strong nationwide team of specialist personal injury solicitors and we will put you in touch with one qualified to deal with your claim. All our solicitors work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis; therefore, you incur no risk when starting the claim process. This also means that we do not charge any upfront fees.

    If you are unsure whether you can claim compensation for an industrial handling accident, simply fill in the claim form on our website and one of our friendly advisors will contact you. They will go through the particulars of your individual case with you and advise you on the steps you should take.

    Alternatively, give us a call on 0800 689 05003 or dial 0333 500 0993 on your mobile number to speak to a member of our team.

    Date Published: October 17, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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