Accident Advice Helpline can provide you with a personal injury lawyer in North Queensferry to help you launch claims for workplace injuries
A personal injury lawyer in North Queensferry will commonly help local residents to launch personal injury claims on their behalf for injuries they sustain in the workplace. Being only a relatively small village (of approximately 1,000 residents), and with little around in the way of industry, most residents commute ten miles to nearby Edinburgh to work.
Many North Queensferry residents work in the retail trade in Edinburgh
One of the biggest employment sectors in Edinburgh is the retail trade, and it’s in this part of economy where a lot of the personal injuries occur. It’s not so much the “front of house” professions that suffer injury, it’s more the “back room” boys and girls — the men and women doing the material handling.
Let a personal injury lawyer in North Queensferry help you to launch your claim
The “back room” people work behind the scenes loading and unloading lorries, moving things around on forklift trucks and stacking shelves. It’s all mostly manual work, and the most recurrent type of injury is that of an injury to the spine or back.
If you’ve picked up a back injury in the workplace (or any other type of injury, in fact), and the blame for the incident rests with your employer, then you are legally and morally entitled to claim compensation. A personal injury lawyer in North Queensferry at Accident Advice Helpline can help you to launch your claim.
The employer’s duty of care
All employers have a duty of care to their employees, and it is their responsibility to discharge their duty fully by making sure that everyone is given proper manual handling training and are made aware of how to lift safely. The key points include:
- Thinking the lift through before you start;
- Starting in an appropriate position;
- Keeping the load close to your waist;
- Keeping your back as straight as possible;
- Avoiding twisting your back or leaning sideways;
- Keeping your head up;
- Knowing your own limitations;
- Pushing heavy objects instead of pulling them; and
- Making sure you distribute the weight evenly.
It’s not rocket science, but if your employer has not made you aware of the correct procedure then you could be entitled to claim compensation.
Take 30 seconds to get an estimate
To find out how much your claim could be worth before you actually raise it, you can use the compensation calculator that you’ll find on our website to give you an estimate. It takes only 30 seconds of your time.
Stake your claim
Esther Rantzen, the well-known TV personality and people’s consumer champion, is one of Accident Advice Helpline’s staunchest supporters. She says, “The law states that if you’ve been hurt and someone else is to blame, you should be compensated.”
For help and advice, call our free helpline on 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.