Lifting heavy objects correctly – injury lawyers in Walsingham
If a large part of your job is lifting or moving heavy objects, then you are at the risk of straining your muscles and tendons, particularly in your back. If you do strain these areas then it can make doing your job difficult for the foreseeable future, and may also impact your ability to go about your day to day life.
If a strain is ignored and you continue to lift heavy objects, then you can cause yourself more permanent damage. Your job should have health and safety regulations and procedures to protect you if you have a physical job, but you can also protect yourself by learning how to lift correctly.
- Plan your route. Make sure that you know your route from where the object is to where it needs to go, and that this route is uncluttered and safe to move across. If you need to take any stairs or difficult areas, then you may want to ask someone to help you.
- Work out if you are able to lift the object safely. See if it is small enough to fit in your arms so that you can easily carry it without dropping it, and also if it is actually light enough to be lifted by pushing it to see if it moves easily enough.
- See if there is any equipment which can help you. If you are working in a warehouse or similar, then there should be hand trucks and so on to help you to move heavier items around. Ask your employer if you can access these to help you with your job.
- Bend from your knees. Bending from your back is more likely to cause injury. Bend from the knees and get hold of the item, and then use your legs to take the weight rather than your back.
Finding injury lawyers in Walsingham
If you have been injured in the course of your job, and feel this is down to the negligence of your employer, then you may be able to claim compensation using injury lawyers in Walsingham.
Using injury lawyers in Walsingham will enable you to make a more successful claim, and get all of the compensation you are entitled to. It will also prevent you from having to face your employer in court, which can be awkward if you still work there.
Accident Advice Helpline works with a team of experienced and professional injury lawyers in Walsingham, who will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to process your claim, meaning that you have nothing to lose.
These lawyers will work exclusively on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court, and they will keep you updated on the progress of your claim. You can call the helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 25th November 2013
Author: David Brown