Lifting & Strain Injury at Work Claims
Lifting and/or strain injuries are amongst the most common we come across. A great many jobs involve bending, lifting, pulling or pushing and carrying in one way or another and if such tasks are not done properly then it really is a case of an accident waiting to happen.
Your employer needs to take a number of steps to protect you from strain type injuries including but not limited to:-
1. Initial and ongoing health and safety training. The ongoing training is quite often the crucial part here, its all too common that we hear clients telling us that they think they can recall watching a video or filling in a questionnaire about lifting and carrying when they started a job but nothing has been done since. That simply isn’t good enough. Even if the training hasn’t changed much or even at all since your induction it is vital that your employer provides refresher training.
2. Making sure that there are enough people to get the job done properly. Again very much a reoccurring theme with the clients we help. Even if you have had the very best training in the world injuries are almost inevitable if your employer asks you to do a task when you have too few people to help do it correctly.
3. Making sure that you have all of the right tools and equipment to lift/move items AND ensure that it is in good working order.
4. Your employer needs to regularly risk assess the tasks you do to make sure that all risks are minimised. This is an ever changing world and new training techniques, new equipment and sometimes totally new ways of doing certain things pop up all of the time. Telling a judge that “we have always done it that way” simply doesn’t wash anymore.
Strain injuries can range from minor inconvenience to the life changing. At Russell Worth our expert solicitors have the experience and expertise to deal with both and all that comes in between. Choosing the right solicitor is crucial if you are going to get your rightful compensation, thankfully you can have us on your side. Contact us now and let us see if we can help.
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If you are unsure whether you can claim compensation for a personal injury sustained in the armed forces, then call our personal injury claims team for free for no obligation advice on making a claim. They will ask you some simple questions about your condition, talk to you about what’s happened and can tell you if you have a viable claim for compensation or not.
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