If you live in Beyton, or work there, you may have been the victim of an accident, or you may have been diagnosed with an occupational illness. In either of these cases you might be seeking the services of an accident solicitor in Beyton. You can claim compensation for an illness or an injury sustained in any type of accident that was not your fault. You need to make your claim within three years of the date of the accident or of first being diagnosed with a work-related illness. An accident solicitor in Beyton or elsewhere, will discuss your possible claim, usually in a free interview.
Manual Handling accidents
Manual handling accidents are one of the most common as they might occur on almost all work premises. They don’t just happen on construction sites, farms or warehouses. You might be asked to lift, push or pull an object and then you could suffer a back injury or an injury to a limb. You should receive proper training from your employer so that you can handle heavy objects safely. Employers have a responsibility to limit the amount of manual handling that needs to be done. Machines can be used for lifting and should be, to minimize the risks to employees.
An employee also has responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work regulations. These include:-
- Cooperating fully with their employer on all Health and Safety matters.
- Following all Health and Safety guidelines provided to them by their employer.
- Notifying their union representative and/or their employer of any dangerous manual handling practices they see being carried out.
- Using all the safety equipment and protective clothing their employer provides them with.
- Paying attention to the results their actions could have on colleagues.
Accident solicitor in Beyton
The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) statistics show that manual handling accidents account for more than a third of all accidents which are reported to them. These result in employees being off work for more than three days and the HSE point out that sadly not all accidents are reported to them. The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (amended in 2002) were put in place to protect employees from having such accidents. Failure to comply fully with these could leave your employer open to a negligence claim if you have an manual handling accident at work.
You will need to find an accident solicitor in Beyton or one elsewhere, who has experience of handling such claims. Not all accident solicitors have the expertise to deal with all types of accident or injury, so you need to find one who has the experience you need.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you cannot find an accident solicitor in Beyton, or one close to you, perhaps you should contact Accident Advice Helpline. We are a law firm and have expert solicitors working with us, all of whom have experience and expertise in dealing with personal injury compensation claims. Our solicitors are based all over the UK, so there will be at least one close to you.
Why not visit our website and find out more about us? When you have done that, you might wish to call us on one of our freephone numbers. They are 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0990 if you are calling from a mobile phone. Call us now; our lines are always open.
Date Published: 13th June 2013