If you have sustained an injury after a manual handling accident, our team of experienced personal injury lawyers, here at Accident Advice Helpline, may be able to help you make a manual handling training claim in Chelmsford, depending on the circumstances of your accident and injury.
What are manual handling accidents?
A manual handling accident is an accident that occurs only because you were not given adequate training to complete the duties you were instructed to carry out by your employer.
When it comes to manual handling jobs, there are strict regulations – The Manual Handling Operations regulations 1992 – governing what employers must do in order to protect their employees from injuries. If they fail to adhere to these regulations and you are injured as a result, there is a good chance that you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.
Making a manual handling training claim in Chelmsford
You can only make a manual handling training claim if you meet the requirements to do so. These are:
- Being injured in an accident that was caused by your employer’s negligence
- Being injured in the last 3 years’
- Having your injuries diagnosed by a medical professional
These are the 3 main factors that will determine whether you have a valid claim for compensation or not, but it is never a bad idea to get in touch with us to have a chat about your circumstances. By making just one call to our helpful team of advisers, we will be able to give you a definitive answer about your eligibility, if you do so.
Who pays for manual handling injury compensation?
One of the things that puts many people who have sustained a workplace accident off from making a claim is the fact that they are worried about claiming compensation from their employers. However, all employers are required to have insurance policies in place, and it is from these policies that manual handling compensation will be paid to you, should your claim be successful. Therefore, there is no need to worry about this aspect of making a claim at all.
Hiring a lawyer
Hiring one of our personal injury lawyers is by far the best way to ensure that you are awarded the compensation you deserve with the minimum of fuss, and we work on a no win no fee basis, which means there is no barrier to you accessing our help when you need it most.
To find out more about making a manual handling training claim in Chelmsford, call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500. If you are using a mobile, you will need to dial 0333 500 0993 and calls from mobiles will incur a charge.
Date Published: 14th November 2015
Author: David Brown