People searching for injury solicitors in Lechlade-on-Thames may do so having been injured in the workplace through no fault of their own. It doesn’t matter what the workplace is. It might be a factory, a retail outlet, a public house, or even something outside like a building site, or a farmyard. As long as it’s their place of work, and someone else is to blame for the incident, they may be entitled to raise a claim for compensation.
One of Accident Advice Helpline’s specialities is handling musculoskeletal injury claims (MSDs)
Injuries in the workplace are something that we here at Accident Advice Helpline specialise in, particularly musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). They tend to occur mostly in jobs that involve some sort of manual handling. But they can also happen in office environments too; moving a piece of furniture around, or relocating a computer workstation. Moving almost anything has the potential to cause an injury if tackled wrongly. Some MSDs are caused by repetitive action and can be considered both a musculoskeletal injury and a repetitive strain injury (RSI).
Making employees aware of correct technique and disseminating information
It’s all too easy to injure your back, so people have to be aware of what they’re trying to do, and what their limits are. In manual handling work such as stores, warehousing and distribution, there’s plenty of information around about safe manual handling. It’s the responsibility of employers to disseminate this information to their employees and to make sure they’ve been properly trained. If they fail to do so and someone becomes injured, either through ignorance or poor technique or through being pressurised, the injury victim would be well within their right to launch a claim for compensation.
The value of carrying out risk assessments
Carrying out risk assessments for all operations (including manual handling) in the workplace can help to protect both employee and employer; the employee from getting injured and maybe losing their livelihood, and the employer from losing labour and from having to settle costly compensation claims.
Using solicitors in Lechlade-on-Thames or Accident Advice Helpline to help you with your claim
An estimated 1.6 million working days per annum are lost due to MSDs according to information on the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) website. If you become a victim, and believe that your employer is to blame, you could use solicitors in Lechlade-on-Thames, or equally well, someone like us here at Accident Advice Helpline, who operate on a national scale, to help you with your claim.
Visit our website
You can find out more about Accident Advice Helpline’s ‘no win, no fee’ injury claim service, (as recommended by Esther Rantzen), from our website, where you’ll also see some great testimonials from many of the people we’ve helped in the past. You’ll also see our HOW MUCH calculator that can estimate the value of your claim within just 30 seconds.
We operate a helpline which you can call toll-free by dialling 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile phone.
Date Published: 10th April 2014
Author: David Brown