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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Rotator cuff injury in industrial


    The vast majority of claims for rotator cuff injury in industrial premises tend to happen in buildings that house stores, or warehouses for distributing goods. To maximise on storage space these types of facilities install racking on which to store the products. In many instances these racks go right up to the ceiling, and necessitate what are referred to as “reach trucks” to access the high storage space.

    Manual handling always has attendant risk hazards

    Reach trucks and ordinary forklift trucks are a great asset to manual handling. They minimise the risk of workers hurting their backs through trying to manually lift heavy loads, and to a certain extent, they reduce the risk of rotator cuff injury too. But there will always be an attendant risk because there is usually a need to jiggle things around to make them fit, or to square them up etc. and this can easily result in straining your back or sustaining a rotary cuff injury.

    Your employer’s duty of care

    It is incumbent on any employer to ensure staff are given the correct level of training, and that they are made aware of any risk associated with manual handling. By following correct procedure, many injuries can be avoided, and having signs installed in the right place around the premises, reminding workers to follow procedure, is key. Manual handling workers should not be put under pressure either, because this too can lead to corners being cut to save time.

    Claiming for rotator cuff injury in industrial environments

    If you’ve sustained a rotator cuff injury in industrial circumstances, whereby the blame is down to your employer, you may be entitled to make out a personal injury claim with a view to obtaining compensation. AAH can help you, even if like many people, you’re unsure of your ground, we can help you to know where you stand without rocking the boat.

    Try our 30 second test

    We’ve developed the 30 second test to allow anyone to test out the validity of their claim, and to get an estimate as to how much compensation an injury claim could realise. All you have to do is to visit our website and use the HOW MUCH calculator that can be found on the homepage. Just input some basic information concerning the injury, and within 30 seconds you’ll have your answer. Anyone can use it, and there’s no obligation attached.

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    If there’s any aspect of your situation that you feel unsure of, or unhappy about, you can chat to a member of our customer support team. We’re here to help. Simply pick up your landline and dial 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. You’ll get through to our free helpline and one of our experienced advisors will take it from there. As Esther Rantzen, one of our top sponsors says, “Take my advice you can trust AAH to look after you.” You’ve got nothing to lose as you call will be treated in confidence, so call us today.

    Date Published: 16th March 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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