The consequences of a lifting injury in Carmarthenshire
There are thousands of people every year in Britain who are injured because of lifting injuries. At some point in time, all of us will be required to lift and carry something whether it is at work or elsewhere. If you are required to lift and carry as part of your job, then you should have been instructed on how to do so properly. If you have been the victim of a lifting injury in Carmarthenshire and are considering making a personal injury claim, contact Accident Advice Helpline today.
It may sound silly to some that you could be injured lifting something, but the truth is there are a great many injuries that can be sustained in lifting without proper training and instruction. If you have ever tried lifting a heavy item at home and been sore afterwards, then you will have some idea as to how painful a lifting injury in Carmarthenshire can be.
Suffering a lifting injury in Carmarthenshire
Many people are injured while trying to lift items to carry from point A to point B. The reasons behind these injuries are often due to incorrect training or indeed no training at all. These injuries vary in severity from person to person, but can leave the injured parties unable to stand, bend or take part in other physical activities.
Injuries sustained in a lifting or carrying accident include (but are not confined to):
- Upper back and shoulder injuries
- Neck injury
- Muscle and ligament injury
- Vertebrae damage
- Spinal damage
- Broken, fractured or sprained wrist, hand, digit or limb
As an employee, it is the responsibility of your employer to make sure you have been correctly trained in all aspects of lifting and handling. Their failure to ensure you have received this important training, and to make sure it is kept up-to-date, can often be considered a failure in their duty of care.
Could you make a claim?
To find out if you are eligible to make a personal injury claim in the aftermath of a lifting or carrying accident, contact Accident Advice Helpline. We are proud to have a team of advisers who are professional and dedicated to ensuring you have the personal injury advice you need.
Calling us today will start things moving and our adviser will discuss with you the nature of your accident and the injuries you have suffered. Our initial assessment takes place by telephone and only lasts several minutes. At the end of the call, our adviser will confirm if you have a claim for compensation to be made. If you do, and want our solicitors to make it for you, we will pass on your details to our no-win, no-fee* legal team.
Our solicitors have been securing personal injury compensation for our clients since 2000. As one of the UK’s leading personal injury specialists, we pride ourselves on ensuring our clients receive the right levels of compensation in the aftermath of their accidents. The level of our professionalism and success extends to being endorsed by Dame Esther Rantzen who has been our patron since 2003.
Call us today at Accident Advice Helpline by calling our freephone number 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile if you prefer on 0333 500 0993. Alternatively, you can try our 30-second compensation calculator located on the Accident Advice Helpline website.
Date Published: 12th November 2015
Author: David Brown