‘Manual handling’ as a term covers a number of different types of actions. These include pushing or pulling objects, picking them up and lifting them, carrying them for a certain period of time and putting them down again.
As these are such standard actions to be carrying out, it doesn’t come as much surprise that there are countless jobs in which workers do these regularly, although to different extents.
Unfortunately, that means that there are also countless opportunities for employees to be injured while conducting manual handling work.
When this happens, it’s only fair to see whether or not you’re eligible to file a manual handling training claim in Hillingdon. At Accident Advice Helpline, we can help you find out.
Manual handling training claim in Hillingdon
Most people who do manual handling work even on a regular basis do so without causing any serious damage to their body.
Yet for many, such work can leave them recovering for lengthy periods of time due to injuries which cause them a significant amount of pain.
All employees have a right to protection from injury so far as it can be avoided.
For instance, your employer has to provide you with adequate training in how to conduct yourself safely while doing manual handling, as not doing so would render you more likely to injure yourself.
Other factors employers must meet include the need to cut out manual handling tasks that aren’t necessary, and cut down on the risk of any that are.
Time to pursue a claim?
If your employer has failed in their responsibilities and you were injured as a result, then you may be entitled to compensation for a manual handling training claim in Hillingdon.
Find out whether you are by calling our 24/7 freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500, or from mobiles on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 14th November 2015
Author: David Brown