Manual handling is used in almost every industry and every business. Whether it is a case of lifting boxes from a delivery or lifting shelves to attach them to a bookshelf every time you lift something there is a potential for an accident.
Not all injuries are clear to see but they are definitely there. If you are injured whilst lifting a heavy item there could be a no win no fee* in Glastonbury claim in the making.
On the induction to any new job every employee must receive training in health and safety and manual handling. This is done differently from business to business but it can revolve around an external course or an information pack to read through. If you are not given the training you cannot carry out your role correctly.
Health and safety regulations are in place to protect the team who work on the premises. As manual handling is part of that training it needs to be treated as an important training exercise and not a quick 2 second read. Covering the material properly could make all the difference in a no win no fee* in Glastonbury claim.
Negligence and a No Win No Fee* in Glastonbury Claim
If you do not receive any training on manual handling and are then involved in an accident as a result you could make a no win no fee* in Glastonbury claim. Although you are the one doing the work and no other party is involved it is the negligence of adequate training that resulted in the accident happening.
This would mean that your case would be put against your employer. Though your injury may not be visible it can be very painful to have back injuries as a result of incorrect lifting techniques. It is this reason alone that you could make a claim because the injury would not have happened if you had been trained properly.
Manual handling is a common and painful cause of injury in the workplace. The effects it has on your body can be long lasting so it is unfair if you have to put up with the pain when it wasn’t your fault. If you have received injuries that were not your fault you could make a claim.
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Date Published: 12th July 2014
Author: David Brown