Manual Handling Accident Injury Claims North West
All lifting accidents happen when a worker is moving any kind of load. A load can be something simple like a small package, or could be a iron bar carried by two or three workers at once.
Any technique such as lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or putting items down is a manual handling job.
Employers have to comply with very strict rules and regulations to prevent any kind of accident arising where a manual handling lift is required. This includes ensuring workers are trained, the job is risk assessed, that the loads are not too heavy and that the right equipment is provided.
Our experience at The Claims Partnership in most cases where a worker sustains an injury, whilst carrying out a manual handling lift or task, is that the employer is found responsible for the injury.
Common Causes of Manual Handling Accidents
- The weight of the load is too heavy.
- A worker is required to turn and twist whilst carrying a load
- A worker is required to repetitively carry small and heavy loads throughout their working day, leading to a cumulative back strain.
- A worker is required to lift a load above his or her shoulders
- The load shifts or moves whilst it is being carried.
- The worker has not been trained in how to lift or carry the load properly.
How can we help?
At The Claims Partnership, we are dedicated to working in your best interests and to providing a great value and high quality claims service. We treat our clients with integrity and fight their corner. We feel confident enough in our skills and experience to say that if it is legally possible to win your claim – then we will win it for you.
Our Partnership Promise on Costs
At The Claims Partnership, we have three simple rules which apply to our Personal Injury Claims services. They also apply to all the other services we offer.
- We never charge our clients anything until the day they receive their compensation payment.
- We guarantee that all our clients will receive a minimum percentage of the compensation they are awarded.
- We will agree that minimum percentage with our clients before we start work on their claim.
For our Personal Injury Claims service, we guarantee that all our clients will receive a minimum of 70% of the compensation we negotiate for them.
We can also help you with any medical or Rehabilitation needs that you have. Please see our Rehabilitation page.
Manual Handling Injury Statistics
- Manual handling and lifting accidents account for 24% of all accidents in the workplace.
- 122,000 workers are injured each year as a result of being involved in a handling all lifting or carrying accident.
- Workers are very unlikely to be fatally injured in a manual handling accidents. In 2014, there were no manual handling fatalities.
- On average each manual handling or lifting accident results in eight lost working days.
- An estimated 909 000 working days are lost due to handling injuries.
For what practical steps to take if you have been involved in an accident, please see our What to do if you have been involved in an Accident at Work page.
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