Manual Handling and Lifting Injuries, including Repetitive Strain Injuries
Approximately 4 in 10 workplace claims arise from manual handling accidents and whilst it is recognised that manual labour involves a certain level of risk, the law nevertheless requires the highest levels of safety and care to be put in place to protect and look after employees when undertaking these tasks. This requires employers to provide correct training, to carry out risk assessments on both the employee and on the manual handling procedure itself and to ensure that wherever possible the risk is reduced to the lowest level possible.
Manual handling injuries typically involve back injuries, leg and arm injuries, muscular injuries and can also make existing injuries or constitutional joint and back symptoms considerably worse. If you have been injured, or suffered a repetitive strain injury due to manual handling procedures, including lifting or transporting items then we have a dedicated team of specialist personal injury lawyers who can assist. In order to find out if you can claim call us today on freephone 0800 298 6013 or complete the contact form below.