Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we may be able to provide you with assistance when it comes to claiming compensation for your lifting injury in Kent. However, you do have to be aware that not every compensation claim under British law will be successful. You need to make sure that your case meets some very strict guidelines. It is these guidelines which we are going to talk about on this page.
When did your lifting injury occur?
You will only be able to claim compensation within three years of the date of the incident occurring. This is a bit tougher to predict when it comes to lifting injuries as some may develop over time. It is suggested that you get in touch with our team of friendly advisors for a no obligation discussion about your lifting injury in Kent to find out more about whether we can help you out or not.
Were you injured?
Now, since you are looking at this page, we are going to assume that you were actually injured. However, it is not enough to just say that you have suffered from an injury. You will actually need to provide us with evidence of this injury.
The only evidence that we will be able to accept is a medical report. You can have this prepared by your local doctor. You should have it prepared as soon as possible after the incident. If you do not, there is a pretty good chance that it will not be as accurate as possible. This will lead to your case being challenged. In some cases, it may even reduce the amount of compensation that you are entitled to.
Who is to blame?
This is where many cases slip up. If you wish to claim compensation, then you need to be able to prove that somebody else is to blame for your injuries. Now, we are going to assume that you were injured at work. After all, this is where the vast majority of lifting injuries actually occur.
Now, your employer, obviously, has a duty of care towards you to ensure that you are safe in the workplace. This means that they have a duty of care to ensure that you are lifting correctly. They should train you in lifting technique, ensure that you are not lifting boxes too far, and ensure that you are not carrying boxes that are too heavy etc. If they breach this duty of care, you may be able to make a claim.
You can’t make a claim for compensation if your employer went ‘above and beyond’ and you went against their advice and caused your own injury. Your employer will only be liable for what can be reasonably predicted.
Contact us to discuss your lifting injury in Kent today
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