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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

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    No win no fee* on Tilbury cases

    An impressive team of personal injury lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline work on claims that arise from seaside towns and ports such as Tilbury. These are lawyers who work for no win no fee* and are experts at handling accidents in ports. Accident Advice Helpline can negotiate impressive sums of money in compensation for this type of accident – often where a worker has been injured in an accident that was not their fault.

    No win no fee* on Tilbury cases: Musculoskeletal injuries

    A musculoskeletal injury is the term used to describe an injury to the bones (skeleton) or muscles of the body. Back injuries are commonly handled by lawyers working for no win no fee* on Tilbury cases involving:

    • Poor handling practices
    • Repetitive movements
    • Excessive forces

    Employees in a port environment could potentially be exposed to any of these.

    Lawyers working for no win no fee* on Tilbury cases: Port hazards

    A musculoskeletal hazard at a port could arise during:

    • The movement of loads by hand or with lifting gear that is not used correctly
    • An incident with a twist lock or unlocking pole
    • Inappropriate lifting of lashing bars
    • The handling of palettes
    • The handling of goods in a warehouse
    • The hauling of mooring off large ships

    Preventing accidents at ports

    The single most important activity in preventing back injuries is a comprehensive risk assessment. The risk assessment process requires forward planning and careful thought but is not a complicated task to complete. Many people start with a list of all the loading, unloading and manoeuvring tasks that need to be competed. This is followed by a list of all the potential hazards. Watching a task being undertaken is a good way to start this as is talking to the staff involved. Some tasks could easily be more hazardous in wet or windy weather so the risk assessment may be different at certain times of the year.

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    Once the hazards are identified the next step is to identify procedures to eliminate or reduce the risk as far as is possible. The risk assessment then needs to be periodically revised and updated.

    If you have suffered a musculoskeletal injury when working in a port then perhaps a risk assessment was not carried out correctly or even not at all. This is the time when you can contact one of the lawyers working for no win no fee* on Tilbury cases at Accident Advice Helpline. They can help you start a claim for compensation.

    You may receive money for the musculoskeletal injury itself and for the money that you have lost because you have been injured. The no win no fee* scheme means that they will not ask you for any up front legal costs to get your case up and running.

    For more information, contact the freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: 23rd 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. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.