The workplace is sadly one of the most common places to be injured, especially if you work in a manual handling setting. If you have sustained a lifting injury in Cambridgeshire, Accident Advice Helpline will do everything we can to help you obtain compensation for the pain, suffering and loss of earnings you have endured.
Claiming for a lifting injury in Cambridgeshire
All employers have a duty of care towards their staff, and this is particularly important in a manual handling setting where heavy lifting may be required, as there is much more risk in such an environment than there is in an office, for example.
There are a number of rules and regulations that your employer must adhere to in order to keep you safe when performing heavy lifting duties. If they fail to do so causing you to be injured as a result, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.
In order to do so, you must be able to prove that your employer acted negligently in such a way that caused your accident. You will also need to have been injured no more than 3 years’ ago, and you will need to have had your injuries logged by a medical professional.
Common heavy lifting injuries
Some of the commonest injuries caused by heavy lifting, for which you can make a personal injury claim include:
- Back injuries
- Broken bones
- Cuts and bruises
If you ever sustain a heavy lifting injury at work, you should ensure that it is logged with your employers straight away, and that you seek professional medical attention as soon as you are able to do so.
Who pays for lifting injury claims?
In almost every case, any lifting injury compensation that is awarded will be paid by the employer responsible’s insurance company, because every employer is legally obliged to have liability insurance in place, before they are able to operate and employ people.
Hiring a personal injury lawyer
It is always best practice to hire a reputable and experienced personal injury lawyer to handle your personal injury claim for you. Not only will this ensure that your claim is solid, but it will also take a load of your mind and help you to get the maximum compensation available to you in your circumstances and with the injuries you sustained.
To start claiming for a lifting injury in Cambridgeshire today, simply call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 from your landline. You can also call us on 0333 500 0993 if you are using a mobile and calls from mobiles will be charged at your network’s standard rate.
Date Published: 1st November 2015
Author: David Brown