Training is usually provided by employers to help staff to improve how they do their daily duties. While this can be highly beneficial, it can still have plenty of risks and a manual handling training claim in Portsmouth is a prime example of what can happen if things go wrong.
The main aim is to improve skills and processes, helping people to do their jobs not only to a higher standard than before, but in a safer way too. It may be that you need to learn a certain way of doing things to minimise the risk of accidents and injuries and that you need a certificate before you are allowed to use certain machinery.
However, accidents can still happen in training, especially when manual tasks are involved where you have no choice but to give things a go.
Minimising the risk of injury
To minimise the risk of back, shoulder and other injuries, you might be sent on a training course to learn the correct techniques. However, while trying to lift a certain object you may sustain a muscular or skeletal injury in your back that requires surgery to correct.
This can be incredibly painful and distressing, and it may have been caused when the instructor asked you to lift something that was simply too heavy and that should have required either manual assistance from a colleague or the use of specialist lifting equipment.
Can I make a manual handling training claim in Portsmouth if this happens?
If it can be proven that the accident was not your fault, and that the injuries were sustained in the training session, then you may be able to make a manual handling training claim in Portsmouth.
Accident Advice Helpline have a team of highly experienced personal injury solicitors who have expertise in manual handling and similar claims. We can put that expertise into practice to help you to make your own no-win no-fee claim for compensation too.
If you’re not sure on whether or not you might be entitled to make a claim, you can take our free online test to put your mind at rest. It takes just 30-seconds to complete and you are under no obligation to go ahead if you are eligible.
It’s your decision
You can take as much time as you need to weigh up your options or talk them through with your family, and you have up to three years from the date of the incident in which to start the claim. This also means that it may not be too late if you are yet to claim after an accident that happened up to three years ago.
If you would like any more information on how to make a manual handling training claim or if you have any questions for our solicitors just call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and we’ll be happy to help.
Date Published: 5th November 2015
Author: David Brown