There are all kinds of accidents that can happen. People can be left with various types of injuries, some more severe than others.
Accident Advice Helpline help people with many different kinds of compensation claims for personal injuries, including a manual handling training claim in Preston.
Like all claims, however, the criteria as laid down in personal injury law must be met in order for the case to be successful. You may be wondering what these criteria are – and we have summarised them for them you:
- Was the accident in which you were hurt your fault?
The first criteria that needs to be met in order for a manual handling training claim in Preston to be successful is that the accident or incident in which you were hurt must not have been your fault.
There are all kinds of reasons why the accident was not your fault. It may be for example, that you did not receive the right manual handling training and thus, you were inexperienced in the task you were being asked to complete.
If you are unsure, why not call us?
- How were you hurt?
Manual handling training covers the safe lifting of people and objects. This may be you physically lifting, or operating equipment and machinery as a lifting aid.
You may have hurt your back, knee, wrist, hands and so on. Most clients by the time they call Accident Advice Helpline will have either attended hospital or visited their own doctor. This is an important first step as this will initially confirm the type and nature of your injuries.
In some cases, a further independent medical assessment may be needed. This is to future proof your compensation settlement, looking at the likely impact of the injuries on your future.
- Are you claiming within the deadline?
And finally, you have three years within which to make a claim for compensation. This deadline starts counting down from the moment it can be reasonably assumed that the accident was the cause of your injuries.
In most cases, this deadline starts from the date of the accident but the application of this deadline can vary. This is why it is important to seek information tailored specifically to your claim.
There is no need to wait to start to your claim, with no minimum amount of time that must elapse before you can begin making a claim.
Check today if you have an eligible manual handling training claim in Preston
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or, from your mobile use our lower rate number 0333 500 0993.
There is no obligation and so you have nothing to lose but possibly an awful lot to gain.
Date Published: 7th November 2015
Author: David Brown