Manual handling accident in Welwyn Hatfield
Such accidents often occur during the course of performing duties at work, in which case it may be possible for us to help you make a claim for compensation against your employer for your accident.
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What is a manual handling accident?
Manual handling is not, as many people will be forgiven for thinking, about lifting heavy items. The term “manual handling” also refers to pushing, pulling, lifting, carrying and lowering items. If you have been injured whilst performing one of these actions, then it is entirely likely that you will be able to make a claim against the person responsible for your accident.
When it comes to having a manual handling accidents most victims report having suffered from back injuries, alongside injuries to the arms, fingers, feet.Open Claim Calculator
Whatever the nature of your personal injury, or the manner in which it occurred, if your accident in Welwyn Hatfield occurred within the last three years and you are sure you were not at fault, then our solicitors will do all they can to make sure that you get the compensation and the justice that you so rightly deserve.
When it comes to such accidents at work it is often the fault of the employer. Of course, this is not always the case, and this is one of the things that your solicitor will establish at the outset of your claim.
We will need to find out precisely what led to you accident in happening. It may be that you were instructed to lift a heavy object, and were not provided with the necessary training to do this safely, or support in terms of equipment. You may have been asked to carry a heavy object a long distance, rather than using a trolley. It may be that despite advising your employer that you were pregnant, you were still asked to carry out manual lifting tasks which were not suitable to your condition.
In such instances it would be clear that if an accident occurred your employer would be liable. This is because they would have failed in their duty of care towards you.
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As you only have a limited amount of time in which to commence a claim for compensation, it is important that you contact Accident Advice Helpline as quickly as possible to start you claim. Just dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.