In our capacity as personal injury lawyers, Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you make a manual handling training claim in Cambridgeshire, if you have been injured due to the negligence of your employer.
So often, employees working in manual handling settings are not given adequate training to complete their duties in a safe manner, which is very disappointing. This is because handling heavy goods is one of the situations, which although it seems fairly simple, can so often result in injuries, and which therefore needs to be trained for. If you have been injured due to a lack of manual handling training, you could possibly file a manual handling training claim.
Making a manual handling training claim in Cambridgeshire
In order to be eligible to make a manual handling training claim, you will need to have been injured in the past 3 years’ as the result of your employer’s negligence, and you will need to have sought medical attention for the injuries you sustained.
Some examples of employer negligence could include:
- Not providing an adequate level of training
- Asking you to complete a task you were not trained for
- Not providing adequate clothing or equipment for the task
- Flouting Health and Safety regulations
Basically, if you have evidence to suggest that your employer did not do all they could to ensure you were safe in the workplace, you could make a claim.
Does my employer pay my compensation?
If your claim is successful, the money you are awarded will not come out of your employers pocket. Infact, it will be paid to you directly from their insurance company (which they are legally required to have), so you do not need to worry about the source of your compensation.
Do I need to hire a personal injury lawyer?
You are perfectly free to handle your own personal injury claim, but it is advisable that you hire a personal injury lawyer to handle your claim for you. This is because personal injury law is quite complex and is often the last thing you will want to be dealing with, when you are recovering from an injury.
It is also fair to say that our personal injury lawyers are extremely experienced and this means that we can get things done quickly and accurately; something you might struggle with.
We even operate on a no win no fee basis, so you don’t have to worry about the cost either.
To make a manual handling training claim in Cambridgeshire today, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500. If you are using a mobile you will need to call 0333 500 0993 and calls from mobiles will be charged.
Date Published: 1st November 2015
Author: David Brown