Heavy Lifting – Manual Handling Compensation Claims Information
If you’ve suffered any kind of heavy lifting or manual handling injury at work then you may be entitled to make a claim with us. Here at Tylers, our experienced team can help you to get the compensation you need to move on with your life. If you haven’t been shown properly or you’ve been left negligent, you could deserve money. The money you receive won’t solve all your issues, but it can help to make your life easier and more comfortable.
What Types of Heavy Lifting Injuries Can I Claim For?
Many job roles involve large amounts of manual lifting and handling. Employees should be trained on how to perform manual handling, while the equipment should also be provided if necessary. All employers are legally obliged to provide a safe work environment. An employer’s duty of care requires them to do their best to protect the health, safety, and welfare of their employees. If an employer fails to comply with these measures, he or she has failed to fulfil their duty of care. If this neglect occurs, a staff member will suffer injury or suffer danger. There may be grounds for a manual handling injury or heavy lifting injury claim.
Any employee injured as the result of a failure on the part of an employer is considered a victim of personal injury, meaning that he or she has been injured as a result of another’s negligence. If you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, you can seek compensation, you may be legally entitled to claim compensation for damages.
How Much Could I be Entitled to Claim For a Heavy Lifting Injury?
The amount you are eligible to claim for a heavy lifting related injury very much depends on the specific type of injury you have sustained. From our soliciting experience in helping claimants with compensation, the severity of an injury can differ and is just one part of the contributing factors to your overall compensation. Not all injuries from heavy lifting injuries are the same, some people may have sustained injuries to their back while others may suffer from the arms and shoulders, which can also lead up to a combination of several different other injuries.
If you would like a better understanding of how much you may be entitled to claim, then why not make use of our personal injury compensation calculator to help you evaluate your injuries. When you assign our help with your claim, we will help you find any treatment you may need to help with your recovery no matter where you live.
What Should My Next Step Be With Heavy Lifting Injury Compensation Claims?
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. 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.
What Type of Information Will I Be Asked to Disclose About my Heavy Lifting Injury?
The initial consultation will start with a brief telephone call. It will not be necessary to inform us of the whole story of your injury. We will inform you of what the legal proceedings are and what is involved. We will ask you a few short questions which will allow us to determine if you are eligible to claim and assess the level of compensation you may be entitled to.
Manual Handling Claims
If you’ve suffered from a manual handling injury in the workplace, then you could be entitled to compensation. Our team of legal expert can guide you through the process of making a manual handling claim.
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.
Manual Handling Compensation Claims
If you would like to know if have a valid manual handling claim, simply contact us, we will be happy to assess your case on a no-win-no-fee basis.
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.
Was your Employer in Compliance with the Manual Handling Rules?
Every employer who knows their staff members will be handling objects manually as part of their responsibilities should follow the requirements set out in The Manual Handling Operations Regulations (1992).
These guidelines include advice on lowering, pushing and pulling, lifting, and carrying.
It is your employer’s responsibility to make sure these rules are followed and provide guidance and training in order to avoid lifting too much or performing it awkwardly and to prevent existing injuries from becoming more severe.
The following should always be done before your employer lets you do any manual handling:
- 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 minimized (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.
Additionally, your employer should conduct regular risk assessments to prove adequate precautions are taken.
If you were injured as a result of health and safety violations, we could help you make a manual handling claim. Our team of legal experts has helped achieved full compensation for numerous victims of manual handling accidents.
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.
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.
We can help you when you suffer an injury resulting from problems with:
- Load – it is possible to injure oneself by lifting heavy loads. It is also possible to injure oneself if an item is difficult to grasp, if it is unstable or if it is challenging to reach.
- Tasks – that involve lifting heavy loads in an awkward posture or that are too strenuous should be avoided.
- Environment – there is a greater chance of an accident occurring if the surrounding area has slippery or unstable floors. Other factors can include inadequate space, uncomfortable temperature conditions and inadequate lighting can all contribute to increasing the risk.
- Individual circumstances – it’s important to inform your employer if you don’t have the necessary training, experience or physical health to get the job done, so he/she can provide training, modify the task or possibly ask somebody else to carry out that task.
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
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
Why Choose Tylers to Make Heavy Lifting Injury Compensation Claims?
If you are looking for professional help to take your claim forward and get the justice you deserve, then look no further than our personal injury team at Tylers. With a range of expertise in various different cases, we do our absolute best to help you win your money. We’ve helped hundreds of people throughout the years to get what they deserve and we want to help you!
Get in touch with Tylers today and one of our experts will start your compensation claim today.
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 Does the Law State about Heavy Handling Injuries?
If employers are asking staff members to lift heavy items and loads, then they need to make sure that the employees health and safety is at the forefront of their minds. This may come in the way of protective equipment or manual training on how to lift things properly without getting injured.
- Review hazardous manual handing situations that could potentially injure employees.
- Strictly train each and every employee to manually lift correctly.
- Make sure that any potentially hazardous objects or dangerous obstacles are removed immediately.
When Can You Make a Heavy Lifting Injury Claim
The most common jobs are those in factories, warehouses and typical jobs that consist of heavy lifting daily. However, heavy lifting injuries can happen in any workplace environment such as offices and shops. No matter where you work, if you have sustained an injury due to negligence from your employer, you could be owed compensation.
You can make a heavy lifting injury claim if your employer has failed to provide thorough guidance and full training with your understanding. Furthermore, a safe ‘lifting and moving’ process should be established and one that is proven to avoid or reduce injuries.
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
Why Choose Tylers For Manual Handling Injury Compensation 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.
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.
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.
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:
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