A lifting injury in Pembroke Dock might not sound as serious as the kind of injuries you might sustain in a road traffic accident for example, but the types of injuries that you can get in these kinds of incidents can have long-lasting effects on those affected.
In the majority of instances a lifting injury in Pembroke Dock might happen when a person attempts to pick up a specific item that’s simply too heavy to lift manually, yet because the correct equipment hasn’t been provided to help them they have no choice but to try and move it on their own.
Unfortunately for them, it’s the motion and effort involved in moving this item that causes the injury as it puts too much stress and strain on specific parts of the body, such as the back and joints which will inevitably give way at some stage when put under too much pressure.
A duty of care
In other cases, lifting injuries can happen when the person trying to lift the item does so using the wrong technique, possibly because their employers haven’t taught them the right methods.
Companies have a duty of care to protect their staff and to ensure that they’re given all of the training and support they need, and the failure to provide this can result in serious injuries.
The most common lifting injury in Pembroke Dock
Back problems, which are among the most common in relation to claims discussed with the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline can be very difficult to recover from because of the reliance on that particular part of the body for just about everything, meaning that it doesn’t get chance to rest.
In some back injury cases it may be that it cannot recover by just resting and an operation may be required. This can be particularly serious for those affected and may mean several months of recovery and rehabilitation before they are able to get back to full health – if that’s even possible, it is all dependent on the particular injury.
Fortunately for those who have been affected by lifting injuries, it may be possible to make a claim for compensation, something that you can find out about quickly and easily by taking our online test.
Claiming compensation for a lifting injury
Our test takes just 30-seconds to complete and by answering a few simple questions about what happened and how you’ve been affected you can find out for certain whether or not you might be entitled to a claim so you can put your mind at rest.
Taking the test doesn’t force you to make a claim if you are eligible, it is completely your decision on whether or not to go ahead with the case.
Should you decide to do so then we would assign one of our personal injury solicitors to oversee your claim, and they would be able to explain the process to you and to answer any questions you might have about your no-win, no-fee* claim.
They would also gather as much information as possible about your accident, including sourcing medical and police reports where necessary, in order to build the strongest case on your behalf and to provide you with minimum and maximum potential payout you might receive based on certain criteria.
These factors, including how the accident happened, the injuries sustained and the treatments you received at the time, any on-going rehabilitation, the prognosis and the financial implications, all contribute to the potential settlement.
Should you wish to speak to us at any point about making a claim or for an update on the progress of an existing case, then we have friendly solicitors who are here to help, so don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and call for free on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We can help you claim after a lifting injury in Pembroke Dock.
Date Published: 16th October 2015
Author: David Brown