How to avoid injuries when moving house and make an injury claim if you are hurt
Moving house is a very physically taxing thing to have to do and for those who are not used to physical labour there is a high risk of serious injury because of trying to do too much or not knowing how to do something safely.
You should make sure that there are enough of you there when you are moving house, so that no one is trying to deal with carrying or moving anything on their own that is too heavy for them.
Having enough people means that you can all keep an eye on each other as well. When you are moving, here are some of the things that you can try to remember, so that you keep yourself and everyone else safe.
- Hire movers. The best way to avoid causing yourself any injuries when moving house is to have someone else be there to do all of the heavy stuff! A moving company may not be cheap but is probably the best way to get your move done quickly and without the possibility of you injuring yourself.
- Get help. If you can’t afford a moving company, you should think about asking friends and family to help you with your move, so that there are plenty of people around to help with lifting and watching out for potential problems and issues.
- Lift things together. Never assume that you will be able to lift larger items on your own just because they look light or you have moved them before. Always get someone to help you in the first instance and then, if you find that it is light, you can carry on alone.
- Take it slowly. Make sure that you have given yourselves plenty of time to move the furniture and so on out of the house and into the new one. Being in a rush is a major cause of accidents, purely because you won’t be paying attention like you should.
Claiming for accident expenses in Warwick
If you are badly injured when moving house, most of the time there won’t be anyone to blame but yourself. However, in certain cases you might find that you do want to consider claiming for accident expenses in Warwick.
To find out more about claiming for accident expenses in Warwick, it might be worth your while calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out more from the friendly, helpful team. The team will be able to place you with an experienced personal injury solicitor, who will work with you on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve, and will also work on your injury claim in Warwick on your behalf.
Date Published: 20th October 2014
Author: David Brown