Manual Handling Injury Compensation
If you’ve suffered following a serious injury in the workplace, then you could be entitled to compensation. A manual handling injury can be extremely serious and lead to long-term health concerns and disabilities. These kinds of injuries can prevent the injured party from being able to work in the future. Our team of no-win, no-fee solicitors can provide a comprehensive legal service. The money, and the justice, that you receive will be able to help you move on with your life.
The level of compensation that you receive will depend on the severity and long-term impact of your injuries. Manual handling is an essential part of many people’s careers. As such, you need to have undertaken manual handling training to protect yourself from severe injuries.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, our experienced team of no-win, no-fee legal experts can provide all manner of accident at work compensation claims. Over the years, we have helped all manner of people to get the compensation that they deserve. If you’ve suffered any kind of manual handling injury that wasn’t your fault, get in touch with our specialist team today. So long as you have a viable claim, we will do everything in our power to get you the compensation you need.
What is A Manual Handling Injury?
A manual handling injury can be extremely serious. Manual handling involves the movement or support of any kind of load. This can be done through lifting, hand movement or bodily force. Manual handling and lifting is an important part of all kinds of jobs. It is also common for many employers to request limited manual handling as part of other careers.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, our team of legal experts have worked to deliver reliable, long-term legal services. We have helped all manner of clients in the past to get the compensation and justice that they require. If you’ve sustained any kind of minor or major manual handling injury and it wasn’t your fault, we are here for you.
Our no-win, no-fee legal experts are here to help you get the compensation that you are entitled to. Whether you’ve suffered an injury due to incorrect training, lack of support or lack of equipment, get in touch with our experienced team today.
Common Questions Regarding Any Manual Handling Injury in the UK:
What are the Most Common Causes of Manual Handling Injuries?
Manual handling injuries can be extremely common in all kinds of workplaces. Injuries during manual handling can be cause by a full range of concerns. This will often include the quality of the load, and the task itself.
How Can the Quality of the Load Affect the Risk of Injury?
The quality of the load can make and lifting or handling task much more dangerous. Some of the main concerns regarding the load’s quality are:
- The Package’s Weight and Size.
- How Easy It is to Grasp.
- Whether the Load is Unbalanced/Unstable.
How Can the Lifting or Handling Task Affect the Risk of Injury?
The risk of injury, particularly back injury, can be increased by the task itself. For example, if the lifting or handling task is too strenuous. It can also be problematic if the task requires awkward movements and postures.
What are the Most Common Manual Handling Injuries in the UK?
Some of the most common kinds of manual handling injury can include:
- Damage to the Musculoskeletal System (tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, nerves, bones), including:
- Neck and Upper Limb Disorders.
- Lower Limb Disorders.
- Back Pain and Injuries.
How Can I Prevent a Manual Handling Injury?
There are several steps that you can take to reduce the risk of manual handling injuries in the workplace. These can include:
- Providing Manual Handling Training to Employees.
- Ensuring all Manual Handling is Dealt with by Multiple Personnel.
- Providing Manual Handling Equipment.
What Kinds of Manual Handling Equipment Are Available?
There are all kinds of manual handling equipment available, to suit a range of materials and loads. This equipment can help you to tackle all kinds of lifting projects. Some of the most common handling equipment includes:
Is Manual Handling a Hazard?
Manual handling is one of the most common hazards in modern workplaces. It can be a hazardous part of your everyday work or a one-off concern during an office reshuffle. Without correct training and equipment, manual handling can be a serious hazard.
Is Manual Handling Training a Legal Requirement?
It is the responsibility of your employers to provide manual handling training if you are required to lift or transport any weights. Without effective manual handling training, you could be vulnerable to injury due to improper lifting techniques.
Does Manual Handling Training Expire?
Although manual handling training doesn’t necessarily expire, it should be refreshed annually. This is the only way to ensure that your employees are constantly up to date on the health and safety requirements of manual handling.
How Often Should Manual Handling Training be Given?
Manual handling training needs to be given to every new employee if there is a reasonable expectation that they will lift and transport materials. This training needs to be refreshed every year to prevent all kinds of injuries.
Who is Responsible for a Manual Handling Injury at Work?
The responsibility for a manual handling injury will normally lie with the employers. However, there are circumstances where the employer had provided all reasonable training and equipment. In order to hold your employer accountable, you need to be prove they were negligent.
What Kinds of Legislation Apply to Manual Handling?
Manual handling in the workplace comes under the MHOR. Manual Handling Operations Regulations (1192) cover the “transporting or supporting of a load (including the lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof) by hand or bodily force.
Am I Eligible for Manual Handling Injury Compensation Claims?
If you’ve suffered any kind of manual handling injury due to an accident at work, you could be eligible for compensation. If the injury wasn’t your fault, get in touch with our experienced no-win, no-fee legal team.
How Much Compensation Could I Get for Manual Handling Injury Claims in the UK?
The level of compensation that you could receive will depend on the severity of your injuries. If you’ve been unlucky enough to suffer from any kind of manual handling injury, get in touch with our experienced legal team today. Here at Tylers Solicitors, our no-win, no-fee legal team can help you to get the compensation and the justice you need.
Any kind of manual handling injury can be extremely serious and result in long-term health concerns. Back injuries and damage to your musculoskeletal system can cause many years of pain and suffering. In many cases, these injuries can even prevent you from being able to work or engage in social activities.
If you’ve sustained a manual handling injury due to an accident at work, get in touch today. We can help you to get compensation following any kind of workplace accident. Whether you’ve suffered long or short-term injuries, our team are here for you. We can help you to understand if you have a viable claim against your employer or any other party. Our team can provide no-win, no-fee legal services to help you get compensation for short-term and long-term injuries.
|Type of Manual Handling Injury||Description||Amount of Compensation|
|Lower Limb Injuries||These can include severe and minor injuries to your lower limbs, including ankles, knees, feet and legs.||£10,450 to £73,125.|
|Neck and Shoulder Injuries||Temporary or permanent injury to the neck and shoulder muscles. These can include manoeuvrability issues and chronic pain.||£6,000 to £36,500.|
|Upper Limb Injuries||Pain or immobility, either in the short-term or long-term, to your arms, elbows, wrists and fingers.||£4,000 to £48,300.|
|Back Injuries||Minor and serious back injuries which can cause short-term and long-term pain and/or immobility.||£9,500 to £122,350.|
What Kinds of Manual Handling Injury Can I Make a Compensation Claim For?
Here at Tylers Solicitors, our experienced team can deliver a complete no-win, no-fee legal service to all kinds of clients. If you’ve suffered any kind of accident at work, get in touch with our professional team today.
Whether you’ve sustained your injury due to improper training, ineffective equipment or transporting a difficult load, our team are here for you. You’ll be able to make a direct compensation claim against your employer. We can deliver a complete legal service for both short and long-term injuries.
Important Information About Manual Handling Injury and Back Pain in the UK:
- HSE: Manual Handling and Musculoskeletal Disorders
- HSE: Manual Handling: Health and Safety
- NHS Choices: Back Pain
For All Kinds of Manual Handling Injury Compensation Claims, Call Tylers Today
Here at Tylers Solicitors, our team of no-win, no-fee legal experts can help you to get the compensation that you are entitled to. Our team of solicitors can provide a reliable and comprehensive service to help you. Whether you’ve suffered a minor or serious injury with long-term health effects, get in touch with our specialist team today.
We can help you to get the compensation and the justice that you need to move on with your life. The money that you get following our expert legal service could be essential when it comes to long-term physiotherapy, pain management and other medical treatments. You could also spend the money on converting your home or vehicle to support your new health.
For more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today. Our sympathetic team can help you to understand if you have a viable claim. We will offer a supportive, complete legal service to help you get the compensation you need to move on with your life. You can reach our team directly by calling us today on 0800 699 0079. If you have any questions or concerns, you can send them through to our team directly via our simple online contact form.