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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

    Lifting injury in Canterbury


    If you have suffered a lifting injury in Canterbury which is work related and you need help with launching a personal injury claim to obtain financial compensation, we here at Accident Advice Helpline can assist.

    One of the most common injuries caused by manual lifting are spinal-cord injuries, and these types of injuries can be life changing. In worst-case scenarios they not only affect the life of the injury victim, but can also impact on the lives of friends and family too.

    Accident Advice Helpline – lifting injury claim specialists

    Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have been helping people for over 15 years’ to claim the compensation they are entitled to for lifting injuries they’ve sustained at work. We understand how this type of injury can affect you and are here to help.  We know that obtaining compensation will not cancel out the injury, but it may help you and your family deal with its consequences.

    The back, and the spine especially, are complex structures consisting of 24 small bones in addition to spinal discs, ligaments, tendons, nerves, muscles, and of course the spinal-cord itself. When any of these components of your anatomy are injured, back pain and/or immobility or restricted mobility can result, causing various degrees of pain and debilitation depending on the actual nature of the injury.

    Lifting injury in Canterbury and the employer’s duty of care

    We hear much about the employer’s duty of care in terms of providing a safe working environment. Indeed, this duty of care also extends to ensuring that the tasks you are asked to carry out do not pose a hazard to your Health and Safety.

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    In terms of manual handling, this means being trained properly in the correct way to carry out a lift, and being supported with the appropriate automatic lifting equipment which should be utilised wherever possible, rather than manually handling loads.

    If you’ve suffered a lifting injury in Canterbury which you believe your employer to be liable for, you are entitled to be compensated. Infact, you can use the no win no fee claim services that we provide here at Accident Advice Helpline.

    You can begin by taking the 30-second test that we have here on our website. Just look across to the right hand side of the page you’re on for our HOW MUCH compensation calculator.

    Test out the likely validity of your claim

    Taking the 30-second test with our HOW MUCH calculator is simply a matter of answering four basic questions relating to the injury you are claiming for. You do this by selecting the most appropriate answers from the drop-down boxes the test provides.

    To finish off this test, which has been designed to indicate whether or not your claim appears to be valid, and if it is to estimate how much it could be worth; simply leave us a note of your name and contact telephone number.

    If you find you need any help or you have anything you are particularly concerned about relating to the claim process, you can call our national helpline service and have a chat with one of our experienced advisers in our customer service team. You can access this helpline via the following telephone numbers:

    • 0800 689 0500 if you’re calling from a UK-based landline
    • 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from UK-based mobile

    Why not get in touch with us today with a view to launching your claim? The sooner your claim is registered, the sooner you are likely to receive your compensation.

    Date Published: 28th October 2015

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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