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Heavy Lifting Claims

If you have suffered any kind of injury while lifting heavy objects in the workplace you could be eligible to make a claim for manual handling compensation. Here at Tylers Solicitors, our team of no win, no fee personal injury solicitors are ready to help you get the heavy lifting compensation you deserve. If your injury occurred because your employer failed to provide you with the correct manual handling training or the equipment needed to carry out the task properly, we can help you claim compensation.

Employers Responsibilities When it Comes to Manual Handling

If your work involves manually handling or lifting objects then your employer is required to follow the guidelines set out in The Manual Handling Operations Regulations (1992). Included in these guidelines is advice on lowering, pushing, pulling, lifting and carrying. All employers have a duty of care towards their staff and are required to take all the steps necessary to reduce the risk of injury.

This means that it is their responsibility to ensure that all rules are followed and you have been provided with the training that allows you to handle objects of all different shapes and sizes safely. Before allowing anyone to do any manual handling, employers should take the following steps:

  • Consider all of the associated risks with the task at hand.
  • If the employee has any specific conditions, injuries or disabilities that may prevent them from performing the task.
  • Determine what kind of injury risks there are.
  • Tell you the proper steps to take during the process.
  • Determine if the risk of injury can be minimised (for example, by using pallet trucks, conveyors, lift trucks and hoists).
  • You should consider whether moving the components is necessary.
  • Any potential hazards must be discussed with you.

It is also the responsibility of any employer to carry out regular risk assessments to ensure adequate precautions have been taken. If you have been injured because your employer has failed to comply with the manual handling regulations you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim. To get your manual handling claim underway contact our team of experienced personal injury solicitors on 0800 699 0079 or via our online contact form and we’ll be happy to assist!

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    How Much Compensation Could I Get for Heavy Lifting 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. You may be able to claim not only for the injury itself, but also other considerations such as loss of earnings or any extra medical costs you incur. For estimated amounts on how much compensation you could receieve, read our heavy lifting compensation amounts.

    What Should I do if I Suffer a Manual Handling Injury at Work?

    The first step you should take after being injured at work, especially while performing a job role that requires heavy lifting or excessive manual handling, is to register your accident and receive a proper diagnosis from your doctor. This is very important as your medical records will form a big part of the evidence that supports your claim.

    Your next step should be to contact a legal expert like Tylers Solicitors. After an initial consultation, our team will be able to assess the details of your case. If they feel that your employer was negligent in effect, you will be able to begin the claims process.

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    Most Common Manual Handling Injuries

    There are a number of injuries that are commonly associated with manual handling these include:

    • Back, neck and spine injuries.
    • Musculoskeletal disorders.
    • Strains and sprains.
    • Hernias.
    • Injuries to the hands, feet, ankles and wrists.

    HSE statistics tell us that in 2022/23, 17% of all non fatal injuries were caused by manual handling or heavy lifting. If you have been injured while lifting or manual handling at work and it wasn’t your fault, get in touch the experts here at Tylers Solicitors today. We’ll work with you to help you claim the manual handling compensation you deserve.

    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.

    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.

    What are the Most Common Causes of Manual Handling Injuries?

    Manual handling injuries are some of the most common in the workplace with the Health and Safety Executive reporting that approximately 1.6 million working days a year are lost to this type of injury. Some of the main causes of manual handling injuries are:

    • The size and weight of the package.
    • If the package or load cannot be grasped easily.
    • When the load is unbalanced or unstable.
    • If the load is difficult to reach.
    • Slippy or unlevel floors.
    • Insufficient space to lift correctly.
    • Inadequate training.
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    As a specialist personal injury solicitors we can help you with your heavy lifting claim if you feel your employer has been negligent in any way. Whether that is by not giving you the necessary training or providing you with the correct equipment to allow you to complete the task safely. If you are unsure whether you are eligible for heavy lifting compensation call our team today on 0800 699 0079 to discuss your specific case.

    Why Choose Tylers For Heavy Lifting Claims?

    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 via our online contact form, or call us on 0800 699 0079 and we’ll be happy to help!

    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.

     

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    For any Accidents at Work Claims, call Tylers Solicitors today, a leading personal injury solicitor in Manchester providing no-win, no-fee legal services across the UK. Our experienced team will work with you to get the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to, following any kind of injury that isn’t your fault!

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    Compensation Amounts

    Heavy Lifting Injury & Manual Handling Injuries Compensation Claims Calculator

    If you or someone you know has suffered a heavy lifting or manual handling injury then you may be able to claim compensation. The amount you may be owed will depend on a few factors such as the extent of the injury and how negligent the parties involved may be. If you’re wondering how much you could be owed then you can use Tylers very own compensation calculator!

    Permanent Heavy Lifting Injury Compensation Amounts

    If you are suffering from permanent pain from heavy lifting that has been present for over 2 years then you could be owed compensation.

    £9,500 to 21,000

    Serious Permanent Heavy Injury Lifting Compensation Amounts

    If you are a victim of a serious permanent heavy lifting injury that is causing interference with your daily life, personal life and working life then this is not your fault. You could be owed compensation

    £21,000 to £29,475

    Chronic Permanent Heavy Lifting Injury Compensation Amounts

    If your symptoms have become chronic over time meaning they’re forever lasting and recurring then you could be owed compensation. This is where it may not be life threatening but it can seriously damage your well being and quality of life.

    £29,470 to £53,000

    Significant Permanent Impact Heavy Lifting Injury Compensation Amountss

    If your injury has become detrimental to your way of living and your injury or condition is deteriorating, then you deserve help and money to reduce stress and get what you’re owed. 

    £53,000 to £67,300

    Lower Limb Injuries

    These can include severe and minor injuries to your lower limbs, including ankles, knees, feet and legs.If you have suffered from these minor injuries, get in touch with us today to find out more.

    £10,450 to £73,125

    Neck and Shoulder Injuries

    Temporary or permanent injury to the neck and shoulder muscles. These can include maneuverability issues and chronic pain. This sort of pain can be for a sustained period of time and you may be owed compensation. Call us or fill out the contact form to find out more.

    £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. If you have suffered these symptoms at work due to manual handling, don’t hesitate any longer and get in touch with us today to find out the sort of compensation that you could be owed.

    £4,000 to £48,300

    Back Injuries

    Minor and serious back injuries which can cause short-term and long-term pain and/or immobility. This compensation amount can differ depending on severity and the longer the injury, the more you could be owed.

    £9,500 to £122,350

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How Long Have I got to Make a Claim for Compensation?

    The time limit for making a claim for manual handling injury compensation is three years from the date of the injury or diagnosis of the problem. This is the period you have to submit your claim. As long as you make your claim within this period there is no limit on the amount of time it takes to settle it.

    Is Tylers a No-Win, No-Fee Heavy Lifting Injury Compensation Claims Solicitor?

    At Tylers, we offer a comprehensive range of no-win, no-fee services that help your personal injury case. If our team is unsuccessful in the pursuit of your money, then you won’t pay us a single penny. However, we have a strong success rate and will do everything in our power to make sure you come away with the peace of mind that you have what you’re owed.

    You will only pay us money if we win the case for you, which will be recovered for a percentage of the eventual settlement.

    What are the Most Common Manual Handling Injuries in the UK?

    Some of the most common kinds of manual handling injury can include:

    • Cuts.
    • Bruises.
    • Fractures.
    • Damage to the Musculoskeletal System (tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, nerves, bones), including:
      • Neck and Upper Limb Disorders.
      • Lower Limb Disorders.
      • Back Pain and Injuries
    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:

    • Wheelbarrows.
    • Trolleys.
    • Slings.
    • Hoists.

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