New Mills was originally connected with the coal mining industry and then with cotton spinning. These were heavy industries in which many workers would have suffered injuries from lifting and carrying objects. During the hey days of these industries there would have been no such thing as personal injury claims and the last thing that an injured employee would have done is to search for a personal injury lawyer who offered no win no fee* in New Mills.
These days nearly all of us still have to lift things as part of our working day and we find that some things are heavier and more awkward to lift than others. Many thousands of back injuries are caused by inappropriate lifting techniques at work every year and result in many injured people hunting for a lawyer who offers no win no fee* in New Mills. A good law firm like Accident Advice Helpline have highly trained professional advisers who can help you with your claim and will not charge up front legal fees to do so.
When should you search for a lawyer who offers no win no fee* in New Mills?
You should be hunting for a lawyer who offers no win no fee* in New Mills if you have been injured in a lifting accident at work that was not your own fault. Here are a few examples:
- The main reason that people end up searching for a lawyer who offers no win no fee* in New Mills is the lack of a risk assessment. All lifting jobs should be thoroughly assessed before they are undertaken. If it is possible to avoid the lifting job all together by working in a different way than that is the best method of preventing injuries.
- The environment in which the lift is taking place must also be assessed and must be appropriate – look at things like adequate space and lighting
- The shape and weight of the load should be taken into account and the load should be broken into smaller parts if at all possible.
- Some objects just cannot be lifted and handled by a human worker by themselves. Hoists, lifts or trolleys (called manual lifting equipment) must be provided wherever possible but must be suitable for the individual job.
- It is not enough to just provide lifting equipment – it has to be installed correctly and maintained regularly.
- All staff that are required to use the equipment must be trained to do so and this training will need to be refreshed and updated as necessary.
- Where it is not suitable to provide equipment, staff should be trained in ergonomically correct methods of lifting – things like bending from the knee and not from the back.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 9th February 2014
Author: Sharon Parry