Mr B from Stafford suffered a back injury at work due to heavy lifting; Michael Lewin Solicitors are highly qualified and experienced in dealing with employer liability cases and were able to help him make a claim against his employer in the UK.
Mr B was only 24 years of age when he hurt his back whilst at work when he lifted a large JCB chassis into an overhead track. Employers must follow health and safety guidelines and ensure that there is regular assessment in the workplace for manual handling and heavy lifting.
Compensation is awarded for pain suffering and loss of amenity. Loss of amenity covers things such as not being able to continue a hobby continue a chosen career or carry out domestic tasks.
Special damages can include part of your claim for example lost wages travelling expenses (e.g. for attending medical appointments) prescriptions private medical treatment the cost of repairing or replacing damaged property (including your car) the cost of private care or the equivalent value of care given by family members. This part of your claim can run into £1000s if you have been unable to go to work.
A back injury at work is unfortunately one of the more common injuries that occur at work which means the team of solicitors at Michael Lewin have excellent experience in dealing with similar cases like Mr B’s in the UK. Mr B’s claim was successfully resolved and thanks to the legal expertise of his team of solicitors he was awarded compensation for his injury.
Heavy lifting is an area that requires careful attention and can often result in injuries if not handled correctly. Manual handling injuries occur in nearly all manual labour roles pre-existing injuries and having received no training will all increase the chances that an injury will occur. Work related injuries are very expensive for the employee in terms of their quality of life outside the workplace. Sometimes repetitive strain injuries or back injuries which are picked up in the workplace can prevent the employee from enjoying hobbies which they once loved. Sleep patterns can be disrupted due to the pain that the employee is suffering from an injury which was caused by something as simple as having an incorrectly aligned desk.
It is essential therefore that employers manage the risks to their employees. As an example you should not carry out any manual handling tasks; where manual handling is unavoidable then the risk should be minimised by using equipment such as trollies fork lift truck and other machinery such as conveyor belts to take goods over shorter distances. Wheeled trolleys like those used by delivery men and packing firms should be utilised. In all cases where lifting or pushing of objects is needed risk assessments should be carried out to cover the role which the employee undertakes by a person who is suitably qualified to do the job.
If you have suffered back injury at work or similar injury at work or in a public place and need legal advice regarding a compensation claim in the UK call Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302