If you need to raise a manual handling training claim in Canterbury, you can use the no win no fee compensation claim process that we here at Accident Advice Helpline offer. It’s one of the simplest and user-friendly systems you’ll find, added to which it comes highly recommended by the former TV presenter and famous peoples consumer champion, Dame Esther Rantzen.
The importance of manual handling training
All employers have a duty of care to their employees to ensure they do everything within reason to prevent them getting injured when carrying out their duties. With something like manual handling, the correct training must be given.
There is a right and wrong way to do something even as simple as a manual lifting operation. Learning the correct way will help to minimise injury, but ironic though it may be, some manual handling injuries happen during training.
One of the most common back injuries is a slipped disc. The name is actually something of a misnomer. It should be more accurately called a “prolapsed disc” or a “herniated disc.”
Whatever it is referred to as, it can happen at any time, including during a manual training exercise, and it’s extremely painful. It is the result of a disc bulging or rupturing and the material of the disc pressing on a nerve or the spinal cord itself.
Launching a manual handling training claim in Canterbury
If you have not been shown how to lift properly, your employer will be liable for any injury you sustain, whether the injury happens actually during the course of your duties, or during a training exercise.
If this is what happened to you and you wish to investigate the possibilities of launching a manual handling training claim in Canterbury to obtain compensation, Accident Advice Helpline can tell you all you need to know.
The basics of any personal injury claim are as follows:
- The blame for the incident that gave rise to your injury must lie with someone other than you
- The injury must be such that you had to be given medical treatment
- The incident must have happened within the 3 years’ immediately preceding the date you launch your claim
It’s always a good idea with accidents that happen at work to make sure that the Health and Safety Officer records the incident in the RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) Accident Book.
Registering your claim through Accident Advice Helpline
You can claim either here on the Accident Advice Helpline website by clicking on the “claim now” button, or by phoning our national helpline service and talking to a member of our customer support team.
Before you do so, you might like to take our 30-second test to check out the validity of your claim in principle, and to get an idea of how much it could win you. You can also do this by chatting to customer support and kill two birds with one stone.
The numbers you can reach our helpline service on are:
- 0800 689 0500 if you’re calling from a UK-based landline
- 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a UK-based mobile
However you decide to contact us, we recommend it’s something that you should do sooner rather than later. So why not grab your phone and call us today?
Date Published: 28th October 2015
Author: David Brown