Mr G suffered a painful back injury at work while he had to manually lift heavy boxes without the appropriate equipment; Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds took on Mr G’s case and worked hard to secure him the compensation he deserved.
Mr G had to lift heavy wine cases at work. The result of this was that Mr G strained his back and it caused him a very painful injury.
There are very strict guidelines surrounding manual handling in the workplace. All employers should provide their staff with the appropriate manual handling training if they are expecting their staff to lift whilst at work; the object of training them to lift items correctly is to help reduce the number of injuries that happen at work as a result of manual handling.
There are set weights that an individual person is required to lift off the floor by themselves at work. If you feel your employer is pushing you to break health and safety guidelines by making you lift items that are too heavy you should report them before an accident occurs. If an item is too heavy for one person then your employer’s health and safety guidelines should say that you are not allowed to lift on your own without a second person present.
Anything over the required weight you are allowed to manually lift and you employer should provide you with the appropriate equipment to be able to lift or move the items safely.
If you have suffered a back injury at work whether it is the result of a manual handling accident or not you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation; Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds can assess your case over the phone and tell you whether your claim is valid or not.
If your employer has failed to provide you with the correct equipment to do your job or they have provided you with defective equipment then they are failing in their duty to protect you as an employee from harm. This is unacceptable and is one of the reasons accident s happen in the workplace. If your employer knows that the machinery they have provided is broken they should either replace it or get it fixed under no circumstances should a member of staff be forced to have to use it at risk to themselves.
If you have had a back injury at work and you need professional representation in order to make your claim for compensation you should call Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds today on: 0844 499 9302.