If your job involves lifting or moving objects from one part of your place of work to another, you are at risk of having a manual handling accident. This very common work activity results in thousands of injuries every year. Yet most of them are preventable. If your employer did not take steps to prevent your recent lifting injury, you may be able to start a manual handling training claim in Huddersfield. Here we tell you more about how this works in practice and how we here at Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in making a claim.
Starting a manual handling training claim in Huddersfield
Before you can start a manual handling training claim in Huddersfield there clearly must have been an accident. This is an incident of some sort where you became injured as you were moving things (or someone) around your place of work.
Just about every occupation involves some sort of lifting and it need not be a hazardous activity. With the correct planning, equipment and training, nearly all lifts can be carried out without injury.
However, if you employer has required you to make a lift but has not risk assessed the work activity, has not provided you with the correct training or did not give you the correct equipment, you may be able to start a personal injury claim for compensation.
Who can help you to claim?
You are perfectly within your rights to go ahead and start a personal injury claim yourself but this is not advisable. The personal injury claims process can be very complicated and can only be handled properly by a trained legal professional.
If you call us here at Accident Advice Helpline we can allocate you a personal injury lawyer with exactly the right skills and experience for your claim. We will also fight your claim on a no win no fee basis which means that you will not have to pay any upfront fees to get the claim started.
Our lawyers will fight very hard to get you every penny that you deserve and will not be put off by large employers or large insurance companies. We are a large company ourselves – and we don’t scare easily!
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline
Take the first step towards a successful lifting injury claim by picking up the phone and calling us here at Accident Advice Helpline. You can reach us on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Give us a call today.
Date Published: 2nd November 2015
Author: David Brown