We lift all kinds of things every day without really noticing. From bending down to retrieve the post from the doormat, to lifting the grocery shopping out the boot.
But, when we cannot lift things, whether it is a heavy object or the smallest of things, it can be a nuisance. It is more than just plain inconvenient; it can be painful. A lifting injury in Purbeck is no laughing matter and in some cases, it is not a short-term inconvenience either. It can be a long-term injury, with long-term impacts on life.
Have you suffered a lifting injury in Purbeck?
If so, you may be able to claim compensation. But like most people hurt in an accident, you are probably wondering what is involved.
Accident Advice Helpline have created this summary guide to the three factors needed in any claim in order for it to have the highest chances of success. When you have read through it, why not give us a call to discuss your case?
How were you hurt?
Tell us more about the accident and how you received your lifting injury in Purbeck. It may be, for example, that you regularly lift items at work. If this is the case, you should have been trained properly in the skill of lifting. There are also pieces of equipment that should be available to help you lift and move heavy objects.
There are many different and specialised manual handling training courses too. But, there are times when people lift as part of their job who are not trained, or the equipment they need is unavailable to them.
In other words, if you think the accident was not your fault, you may have a claim.
What are your injuries?
Tell us more about how hurt you are and the impact that these injuries have had on you and your lifestyle. Some people also suffer emotional trauma too.
We will also know if you have had your injuries assessed. This is an important first step as it confirms the nature of your injuries and the immediate impact of them too.
When did the accident happen?
Tell us more about when and where the accident happened. There is a deadline within which time anyone seeking compensation must make their claim – and we want to be sure you are within this time frame.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today
Why not call for an informal, no-obligation chat with one of our phone line advisors? Call us on 0800 689 0500 (free from some landlines but check with your provider) or, from a mobile call 0333 500 0993 (a lower rate number).
Date Published: 11th November 2015
Author: David Brown