Suffered an incident involving heavy lifting and now need incident at work compensation in West Lindsey?
Whatever you do for a living, there may be times when you are asked to lift things and move them from one place to another. This is all well and good if you have been correctly trained on how to move heavy items but without the proper training accidents and injuries can occur. Accident Advice Helpline are on hand to assist you with your claim for incident at work compensation in West Lindsey if you have fallen victim to injuries sustained during the lifting of heavy goods.
It would be remiss to say that you cannot move heavy items at work safely and routinely, but it is only right and proper to expect that your employer ensures you have been properly trained on all manner of things relating to lifting and handling. This is, after all, a constituent part of employment law and a failure to do so can lead to individuals such as you ending up injured. Accident Advice Helpline and our team of experts can help you make a claim for incident at work compensation in West Lindsey if this is something that has happened to you.
Have you had lifting and handling training?
If you haven’t had lifting and handling training then any employer that asks you to move heavy objects from place to place is putting you at risk. It may seem trite to say you require training on how to lift something but the truth is without knowing how to do so properly you could end up with spinal injuries, damage to ligaments or damage to muscles. If you have been the unfortunate recipient of injuries because you have moved heavy objects without the correct training then you may be entitled to make a claim for incident at work compensation in West Lindsey.
How do I know if I’m eligible to claim incident at work compensation in West Lindsey?
The first thing to determine is whether or not the injuries you have received are the result of your own actions or have been sustained through no fault of your own. By contacting our team of experts here at Accident Advice Helpline, we can get the ball rolling and through an initial consultation determine whether or not you are indeed eligible to make a claim for incident at work compensation. Don’t be disheartened because you think you may not be eligible; there is, after all, only one way to establish liability in such cases and if you have simply done as you were asked and an accident has occurred then there is a good chance you are indeed liable to make a claim for compensation.
Contact our team of friendly and knowledgeable staff today here at Accident Advice Helpline to find out if you can make a claim for incident at work compensation in West Lindsey. Call 0800 689 0500 or alternatively, if calling from a mobile phone, it is 0333 500 0993. You can also send us a text with the words ‘CLAIM365‘ to 88010 and a member of our team will call you back at a time more convenient to you.
Date Published: 16th November 2014
Author: David Brown