Injured whilst moving equipment at work? Need to claim accident at work compensation in Elgin?
If you have been injured at work as a result of moving equipment from one place to another then you may be entitled to make a claim for accident at work compensation in Elgin. When it comes to moving and lifting and handling there are definite procedures that should be in place and as such, if you are asked to move items of equipment from one place to another without the proper training, then you may be entitled to make a claim for accident at work compensation in Elgin. Accident Advice Helpline and their team of advisers have provided help and advice to many accident victims who have been injured whilst moving equipment from one location to another without having been given the proper training.
Lifting and handling in the workplace
Depending on the nature of your job you may have to lift and move items from place to place on a daily basis. This could be anything from being a delivery driver to working in a care establishment where it is necessary to help the elderly when they cannot move for themselves. Regardless however of the nature of your job, if there is an element of lifting and carrying involved then your employer should ensure that you have had the relevant training.
If you have been injured whilst moving or carrying items from place to place without the proper training then you may be entitled to make a claim for accident at work compensation in Elgin, especially if you have told your employer that such training has not been given to you.
Moving and handling in a care institution
We have briefly touched on how it may be necessary to physically assist in the moving of a person depending on the nature of your job. You may be an ambulance driver, a nurse, or ancillary staff in a hospital or care facility but whatever your role if you are required to help move another person from place to place you should have received the correct training in how to do so. A failure to complete this training whilst being asked to carry out such procedures may result in you sustaining injuries that could leave you unable to work for some time whilst having to deal with continual pain over a long term or indefinitely.
Accident Advice Helpline and our team of advisers have been providing help and support to those who have been injured whilst moving other people as part of their jobs and have been instrumental in helping them receive the right level of compensation especially if they were poorly trained, given inadequate assistance or were not trained at all.
If you have suffered injuries through just such an accident call our team today on our 24/7 landline number 0800 180 4123 or our 24/7 mobile number 0333 500 0992 and one of our expert and friendly advisers will discuss the nature of your accident and whether or not you have a claim for accident at work compensation in Elgin to answer. You can also text us the phrase ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010 and a member of our team will return your call. Call today if your injuries were the result of an accident that was not your fault and has occurred within the last three years.