The LOLER regulations, as they are often referred to as, cover the proper use of lifting equipment in all places where it is required. This applies to people who are self-employed and not just those who are part of a business or company. The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations cover all equipment used for lifting purposes. They also cover any equipment used to support the lifting equipment itself, so in reality the LOLER regulations cover any and all equipment used in lifting.
The rules also apply to all equipment used for this purpose, and not just equipment that is provided by the business involved. For example if an employee has their own lifting equipment, the regulations still apply and they should adhere to them at all times. This is for the safety and security of all concerned, to minimise the chances of any accidents occurring.
Claiming compensation for injuries caused through incorrect lifting
Accidents have the potential to take place if the incorrect lifting equipment is used, or if the correct equipment is poorly maintained or improperly used. This means it is incredibly important to make sure employees are properly aware of and trained in the correct procedures for operating such equipment.
If you believe there is evidence that negligence has occurred in the chain of events leading to your use of lifting equipment that has resulted in an accident, it is important to get legal advice from professional injury compensation lawyers now.
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline for advice about compensation claims now
If you experienced an accident or injury while lifting at work, you could be entitled to compensation. You have three years in which to make a claim starting from the date you experienced the injury, but it is best to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline as soon as you can after the injury occurs. Our professional injury compensation lawyers are here to assist and advise you and you can contact our free 24/7 enquiry line to find out more right now. You could also begin by opting for our 30-second online test to determine very quickly whether you have a potential case to bring for compensation.
If you do, we can help and support you every step of the way. Regardless of how the injury occurred we can get the facts that will support any ‘no win, no fee’ claim you make. Call us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to start the process and get the compensation you deserve.