Manual Handling Injury At Work
Specialist lawyers for your manual handling injury at work claim.
If you have suffered a manual handling injury at work you could be entitled to compensation. We understand that claiming against your employer can be daunting but our specialist accident at work solicitors are here to help you get your life back on track during what can be a stressful and emotional time.
As we support you through your manual handling injury at work claim, we can also help you access the support you need including medical treatment and rehabilitation. We pride ourselves on providing a sensitive and supportive service and understand that winning compensation is often just part of the journey.
Our personal injury lawyers are APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) accredited specialists, which demonstrates our knowledge and experience in this complex area of the law. We have strong relationships with leading medical professionals and experts, so we can give you the very best advice about your manual handling injury at work claim.
Manual handling injuries at work
You have the right to safety within your workplace and with many health and safety laws and regulations in place in the UK, workplace accidents should be a rare occurrence. If you have suffered a manual handling injury at work it is important that you seek professional legal advice as soon as possible.
Any role where you are required to move or lift goods involves manual handling. It is your employer’s duty to provide you with the correct training and equipment in order to teach you how to move and lift goods safely, minimising the risk of injury.
There are a number of factors that can increase the risk of injury for a manual handling role. These include the weight and positioning of the goods, the distance the load needs to be moved and whether you need to twist to move the goods.
Our experienced lawyers will make sure that your injuries are fully assessed by a trained medical professional to ensure that you are claiming the full amount of compensation that you are entitled to for your manual handing at work injury.
Claiming compensation for a manual handling injury at work
Our dedicated personal injury lawyers can talk through your situation with you over the phone, or face to face if you prefer. We can provide you with some initial free advice to help you decide if you wish to proceed with making a claim for your manual handling injury at work.
We understand that you may be anxious about claiming against your employer and will ensure you are aware of any repercussions which may arise as a result. This will help you to make an informed decision about pursuing a claim.
It may help to know that most employers have Employers’ Liability Insurance to cover any compensation which may be awarded to you.
We understand that winning compensation for a manual handling injury at work can make things easier with some injuries requiring people to take time off work, travel for treatment or make alternations in their homes. Our dedicated team will do everything they can to ensure your life can return to normal as soon as possible.
No win no fee manual handling injury claims
Your claim may be eligible for a no win no fee funding agreement, which means:
- If you win your case your opponent will pay the majority of your legal costs. Any legal costs not paid by your opponent and the lawyer’s success fee will be deducted from the compensation that you receive.
- If you lose your case, you won’t pay anything.
How long do I have to make the claim?
You usually have three years from the date of the injury or knowing about your injury, to pursue a claim. There are some exceptions, which we can advise you on.
Speak to us as soon as you can, so our personal injury lawyers can start helping you through the process of claiming compensation and getting any other support you need.
How much compensation could I receive from a manual handling injury at work claim?
Every injury is different, so it is important to get expert advice from lawyers who really understand the unique nature of each personal injury claim.
The amount you can claim will depend on a number of factors, such as the severity of your injury, as well as any financial losses you have suffered or lifestyle changes you have made as a result. Our specialist personal injury solicitors have the experience to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.