A lifting injury in Portsmouth has the potential to cause long-lasting, even permanent damage to innocent people who sustained the injuries just by doing their jobs to the best of their ability.
Some people are required to lift and move certain items and materials on a daily basis, even doing so for years, yet unfortunately it only takes one particularly heavy item to cause serious injury.
Quite often, lifting injuries cause serious back problems for those affected. In many cases it is down to the way in which they lifted the item or material, but in others it may be that it was simply too heavy to lift manually and they should have been provided with specialist lifting equipment or at the very least manual assistance from a colleague.
What could cause a lifting injury in Portsmouth?
Simply lifting using the wrong technique can cause permanent damage or the kind of injury that requires urgent medical care and attention.
Had something like a forklift or a pulley system been provided, however, then the incident may never have happened and that could enable the innocent victim of the accident to make a claim for compensation – especially when the accident is particularly serious.
Some injuries can force the victim to need an enforced break from work, possibly spanning several weeks or even months in the case of a lot of back injuries that can only recover through a period of rest and physiotherapy.
In this time you might be missing out on vital income through no fault of your own, but Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you to reclaim those lost earnings through a no-win no-fee claim.
Could I make a claim for a lifting injury?
To find out if you might be entitled to make a claim for your injuries couldn’t be simpler. Our free online test takes just 30-seconds to complete and all you need to do is answer a few questions about what happened.
If you are eligible then you’re under no obligation to go ahead if you don’t want to, or if you would like more time to consider your options. You have up to three years from the date of the incident in which to make your claim, giving you plenty of thinking time.
What happens if I choose to go ahead?
Should you decide that you would like to go through with a claim then we’ll assign a dedicated solicitor to run your claim, and they will be able to provide you with an estimate on the potential payout based on factors relating to your incident.
Your solicitor will also be able to answer any questions that you might have and to inform you of any supporting evidence or information that we might need to get the case underway, such as a routine medical assessment.
If you would like more information on how to make a claim for a lifting injury then our solicitors would be happy to help, so don’t hesitate to call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 5th November 2015
Author: David Brown