Manual Handling Claims

If you have suffered from a manual handling injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Our team of experienced solicitors can help you understand your legal rights and options for pursuing an accident at work claim. We know that dealing with the aftermath of an injury can be difficult, which is why we are here to guide you through the process and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.

Seek compensation and support for your injuries today, with OH Parsons.

What Are Manual Handling Claims?

Manual handling claims arise from injuries caused by the handling of heavy or awkward loads, leading to musculoskeletal disorders or other injuries. The most common causes of manual handling injuries include:

Note that injuries can also be sustained from poor posture, incorrect lifting technique, inadequate training, and lack of protective equipment.

Types of Compensation Available for Manual Handling Injuries

If you have suffered a manual handling injury, you may be entitled to various types of compensation, including:

  1. General damages: Covers pain, suffering, and loss of amenity resulting from the injury
  2. Special damages: Covers any out-of-pocket expenses related to your injury, such as medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, and loss of earnings
  3. Future losses: Covers any future expenses or losses resulting from the injury, such as ongoing medical treatment or loss of future earnings.

The amount of compensation you may receive will depend on the severity of your injuries, the impact on your daily life, and the financial losses you have incurred. A specialised lawyer can help you understand the types of compensation available and ensure that you receive the maximum amount you are entitled to.

Contact the team at OH Parsons now to find out how we can help you make a successful personal injury or workplace injury claim for manual handling injuries.

Making a Manual Handling Claim

The process of making a manual handling claim can be complex, and it’s important to understand the legal requirements and time limits involved.

Here are the key steps involved in making a manual handling claim:

  1. Seek medical attention: Your health and well-being should be your top priority. Seeking medical attention after your injury will not only ensure you receive appropriate treatment, but will also provide important documentation for your claim.
  2. Notify your employer: If you’ve been injured at work, you should notify your employer as soon as possible. They have a legal obligation to report the incident and keep records of any workplace accidents or injuries.
  3. Gather evidence: Collecting evidence to support your claim is important. This can include medical records, witness statements, and any other documentation related to your injury.
  4. Consult with a specialist solicitor: It’s important to seek the advice of a specialist solicitor with experience in handling manual handling claims.
  5. Submit your claim: Once you’ve gathered all the necessary evidence and consulted with a solicitor, you can submit your claim. The length of time it takes to receive a settlement can vary, but your solicitor can advise you on what to expect.

It’s important to note that there are strict time limits involved in making a manual handling claim, so claimants should act quickly. With legal representation, you will understand these requirements and ensure that your claim is filed within the appropriate time frame.

Finding the Right Legal Representation for Your Manual Handling Claim

If you have suffered a manual handling injury, finding the right legal representation is crucial to help you get the compensation you deserve. Here are some tips on how to find the right lawyer for your workplace injury claim:

  • Look for a lawyer with experience in manual handling claims and other workplace injuries
  • Check the lawyer’s track record by reading case studies
  • Consider the lawyer’s communication style
  • Check the lawyer’s fees

Making Manual Handling Claims: FAQs

How long do I have to make a manual handling claim?

In the UK, the general rule is that you have three years from the date of the injury – or from the date you became aware that your injury was a result of someone else’s negligence – to make a manual handling claim. This is known as the limitation period.

However, there are some exceptions to this rule, and the time limit can vary depending on the circumstances of your case. It is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible to ensure you don’t miss any important deadlines. A lawyer at OH Parsons can advise you on the time limits and legal requirements for making a manual handling claim.

If you have suffered a manual handling injury, you have legal rights to pursue compensation for it. Your legal rights will depend on the circumstances of your injury, but in general, you may be entitled to compensation for the following:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of earnings
  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation costs

It is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible if you have suffered a manual handling injury, to ensure that you understand your legal rights and options for pursuing compensation.

What steps can I take to prevent manual handling injuries in the workplace?

As an employer, there are several steps you can take to prevent manual handling injuries in the workplace, including:

  1. Training: Provide employees with proper training on manual handling techniques, including how to lift and carry heavy objects safely.
  2. Equipment: Provide appropriate equipment such as trolleys, lifts, and other mechanical aids to help employees handle heavy objects safely.
  3. Job design: Redesign jobs to minimise the need for manual handling, such as by rearranging workstations, using conveyor belts or automated systems, or reducing the weight of objects.
  4. Work environment: Ensure that the work environment is free from hazards such as clutter, tripping hazards, or uneven surfaces.
  5. Risk assessments: Conduct regular risk assessments to identify potential manual handling hazards and take appropriate measures to minimise the risk of injury.

Contact us by phone on 020 7379 7277, or email us now at [email protected] to find out more about getting your claim started.

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