Mr H made a compensation claim for an accident he was involved in at work with the help of Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds. We worked hard to secure compensation for the injuries Mr h received as a result of his manual handling accident.

Mr H was carrying concrete blocks round the building site he was working on. Concrete blocks are very heavy and should not be carried around it is recommended that they are lifted safely using the appropriate manual handling techniques into a wheelbarrow or similar piece of equipment to be moved around a building site. Occasionally though it is not always possible to get a wheeled device into an area that is being worked on; therefor it is essential that employers give their staff the appropriate manual handling training.

Manual handling accidents are one of the most common causes of injuries in the workplace and are the most commonly reported injury reported by employers and employees. The reason for this is employees either do not receive the appropriate manual handling training and supervision they have not been provided with the appropriate equipment in order to move objects safely or they ignore the rules and think they know better.

Employers should always have a manual handling policy in place to protect employees from sustaining a manual handling injury. This should include criteria such as: staff must attend a manual handling course before being allowed to move anything heavy staff should move things in pairs if it is too heavy for them to lift alone and staff should all receive training about and use correctly any equipment they are provided with to make lifting easier.

If you have been injured due to manual handling you may be able to make a compensation claim for an accident at work; Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds have dealt with numerous claims for manual handling injuries.

Employers are liable for any injuries that their employees sustain if they do not do everything in their power to protect their employees from harm. In a job that involves lifting and moving heavy objects and employer should ideally arrange for their staff to either attend a manual handling training course externally or they should arrange for an approved trainer to come to the workplace and give the appropriate manual handling training to the staff.

An employer is also responsible for making sure that their employees have been provided with the appropriate equipment to do their job. Failing to do this could result in an accident and a claim being made.

If you want to get started on your compensation claim for an accident at work call Michael Lewin in Leeds on 0844 499 9302.

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