Injured receiving a delivery at work? Claim for accident at work compensation in Oldbury
One of the things you may be called upon to do in the workplace is move items from one location to another or to accept deliveries which need removing from a vehicle or pallet once they have arrived. In order to do this, you should have been properly trained in how to lift and handle heavy goods. If you have not received such training as part of your company’s health and safety protocols then you may be eligible to receive accident at work compensation in Oldbury if you sustain an injury whilst doing so.
Accident Advice Helpline are on hand to help provide you with the help and assistance you need if you have been injured at work whilst moving items you have not been trained to move or items that were heavier than you expected them to be.
The need for lifting and handling training
Whilst at work you may be needed to move goods from one location to another and whether this part of your job as an everyday element or not, you should have received the appropriate training to ensure that you are not injured during the process. Your employer in conjunction with your first aid and health and safety personnel has a duty of care to ensure that you are correctly trained in how to lift and handle goods. A failure to provide this training is not only a failure in that duty of care but is also likely to be the reason you suffer an injury that under normal circumstances you would not suffer. To this end you may be entitled to receive accident at work compensation in Oldbury if you have suffered an injury at work whilst moving objects or items without the correct level of training. Lifting and handling training is not just necessary for moving items in the workplace generally such as offices, warehouses etc. but also a must if you work in a care establishment where it is necessary to help with the movement of the elderly or incapacitated.
I’ve been hurt moving heavy objects at work
If you have sustained injuries at work through a lifting accident that was not your fault then you may be entitled to receive compensation. In order to find out if you are eligible to make a such a claim you should call our team of advisers today at Accident Advice Helpline and they will discuss the nature of the incident with you as well as your injuries, with the aim of establishing as to whether or not you are entitled to claim accident at work compensation in Oldbury. Call our advisers today on our landline number 0800 689 0500 or our mobile number 0333 500 0993 and a member of our team will take you through the initial assessment process. You can also text the words ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010 if you would like a member of our team to provide you with a call back at a more suitable time. To find out if you are entitled to make a claim call us today.
Date Published: 28th December 2014
Author: David Brown