If your job involves you having to move lots of heavy items around on a regular basis, your employer will have a responsibility to make sure you have had the training necessary to equip you with the knowledge you need to do so safely. You might be surprised to learn how much damage you could do to yourself by lifting heavy items in the wrong way.
As such, if you’ve started a new job or are asked by a long-term employer to lift things without this training having been delivered, there will be a chance that you might be able to take some form of 100% no win no fee Derbyshire Dales accident at work compensation action.
Lifting injuries and Derbyshire Dales accident at work compensation claims
Imagine that lifting heavy items was not a part of your everyday work duties. One day, your line manager has decided to move your team’s section of your office around. Rather than employ additional temp workers to do this, it is decided that you and your colleagues will all do this, as part of an effort to save money.
You agree to this, not thinking for one moment that doing so might result in you being injured in an accident that was not your fault and being put in a position where you might be able to take some form of 100% no win no fee Derbyshire Dales accident at work compensation action against your employer.
You are not given any training on how to lift heavy items without injuring yourself. Typically, workers who are charged with lifting heavy items will be given health and safety training on how to do so without injuring themselves. All is going well until you are asked to shift a particularly heavy box on the floor by yourself.
If health and safety rules were being observed, you would have somebody else to help you lift the box in question. To add to this, you try to lift it while bending at the back instead of the knees. As you do so, your back goes, causing you to fall to the ground in agony.
The next step – call Accident Advice Helpline
Under these circumstances, as your employer would have had a responsibility to make sure you were trained in how to lift heavy items before asking you to do so, there will be a chance that you might well find yourself in a position where you could retain the services of a top 100% no win no fee personal injury solicitor with a view to seeking a Derbyshire Dales accident at work compensation pay-out. Call Accident Advice Helpline on one of the above numbers for as much free personal injury advice and support as you want.
Date Published: 2nd September 2014
Author: David Brown