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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Injury claim in South Norfolk

    Many people who do manual handling work in South Norfolk get injured in the workplace every year. It’s not just South Norfolk of course; manual handling injuries happen all the time, all over the UK. But whether it’s an injury claim in South Norfolk, or one in South Nottingham is irrelevant.  With our high online profile, and state-of-the-art website, Accident Advice Helpline  can act as anyone’s local, (in the virtual sense, of course), compensation claim lawyer.

    54-year-old worker injured unloading delivery of steel channels

    A 54-year-old worker sustained serious injuries to his hand when he was helping to unload a delivery of steel beams. He was working on the flatbed of a delivery lorry at the time. A forklift truck was being used to lift the steel beams which were strapped together in bundles. During the process of lifting, the metal strapping holding the bundle together broke. The steel beams fell, and the 54-year-old tried to jump out of the way. However, he was not quite fast enough and the beams trapped his feet.

    Injury victim undergoes 12 hour emergency surgery to save hand

    As he fell towards the ground with his feet still trapped, he put out his hand in a natural reaction to stop his fall. He shattered the fingers of his left hand and sustained a deep cut across the palm of the hand which exposed the tendons and damaged nerves. He underwent a 12 hour emergency operation at hospital in an effort to save his hand. He has not yet recovered sufficiently to return to work.

    The findings of the HSE

    In the subsequent investigation carried out by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive), it was stated that best practice would have been to have unloaded the bundles of steel, using a hook attachment. It was also surmised that the loads should not have been lifted until the injury victim was stood safely on the ground beside the flatbed.

    Both the delivery company and the receiving company were prosecuted by the HSE for breaches of Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. Between the two companies they were fined a total of £26,000.

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    The incident and accident was easily avoidable

    This particular incident could have been avoided easily by properly risk assessing the task and issuing appropriate equipment; in this case, a sling and hook arrangement. The workers should also have been made aware of best practice in dealing with this sort of delivery.

    Register your injury claim in South Norfolk through AAH

    If you’ve been hurt in the workplace through no fault of your own, while undertaking a manual task, you can register an injury claim in South Norfolk, using the web based services of Accident Advice Helpline.

    Working with AAH entitles you to use;

    • Our no win no fee process – as recommended by Esther Rantzen
    • Our 30 second fully automated HOW MUCH compensation calculator
    • Our comprehensive customer support service
    • Our free 24/7 helpline0800 180 4123 from landlines – 0333 500 0992 from mobiles

    Date Published: 30th October 2014

    Author: Howie

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