A major responsibility of your employer is to keep you safe at work. Sadly, thousands of employers ignore their responsibilities, resulting in accidents in the workplace. Although many of these accidents are only minor, some result in significant personal injuries.
According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), unsafe manual handling practices are a common cause of injuries at work. These injuries can happen anywhere – in offices, factories and building sites to name but a few. Under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations, your employer has a duty to reduce the risk of manual handling injuries in your workplace. Providing you with manual handling training is one of the ways they can achieve this.
Making a manual handling training claim in Havering
If your employer does not offer appropriate manual handling training, and you suffer an accident at work, you may be able to make a manual handling training claim in Havering through Accident Advice Helpline. You may feel hesitant to take legal action against your employer, but it is important to remember that claiming personal injury compensation will not affect your employment prospects. Your employer will also have a liability insurance policy in place to protect against the financial consequences of your claim.
It is very important that you contact an experienced solicitor as quickly as possible after your accident, as it is easier to win a manual handling training claim in Havering when you have relevant evidence to hand. A solicitor will correspond with your employer on your behalf, helping you to maintain positive relations with your employer throughout the course of your claim.
To find out more about making a manual handling claim in Havering through our team, please call our 24/7 Freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or call 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: 9th November 2015
Author: David Brown