Lifting Accidents

Every employer is under an obligation to act reasonably to protect their employees from injury and that includes taking appropriate steps to protect you from accidents caused by lifting and manual handling.

Such steps include providing proper training and equipment/assistance where necessary, undertaking a risk assessment and other reasonable measures so as to reduce risk of injury from manual handling operations to “the lowest level reasonably practicable”.

If you have suffered an injury because of a lifting/manual handling accident at work you may be able to bring a claim for compensation if it can be established the accident was caused by the negligence of your employer.

We will advise you on what evidence you will need to prove your employer acted negligently and if we are satisfied you are likely to prove negligence, we will assist you in obtaining evidence is support of the injuries and losses you have suffered so that we can try and settle your claim.

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What are the most common lifting injuries?

Common injuries from manual handling/ lifting accidents are;

  • A lower back injury/prolapsed disc
  • A hernia
  • Shoulder/elbow/wrist injuries
  • Other musculoskeletal injuries

What are the most common lifting injuries at work?

Common types of manual handling/lifting accidents include;

  • Lifting/moving a heavy object
  • Stacking/Unstacking containers
  • Moving/bending/twisting to access an item
  • Pushing heaving goods on a trolley

Why choose Waldrons for lifting accident claims?

We have a team of specialist Personal Injury lawyers, ready to guide you through the process of making a claim. If you’d like to speak to someone about your case, click here to contact us.

Why choose Waldrons?

Flexibility We are available for appointments at your home, at hospital or another location that’s convenient for you.
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