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Mr K injured his back at work whilst moving pallets manually. Manual handling regulations have been put in place to protect employees from damaging their backs by lifting or moving loads that are too heavy.
The pump truck that Mr K normally used to lift the pallets was broken; it was the broken pump truck that caused Mr K’s injury to his back as he was straining himself to get the pallets moved. Back injuries are painful and can sufferers can often experience recurring back pains.
If defective equipment has caused an accident in the workplace and resulted in any injuries to employees all possible causes will be investigated. Service records will be checked reports of defects or problems will be examined and the frequency of inspections will be taken into account.
Employers must not only create a safe working environment but they must enforce it and ensure that it is adhered to. They are responsible for any employee who has either not been trained or is failing to follow correct safety procedures.
It makes complete business sense from an employer’s point of view to ensure that all manual handling regulations are systematically followed. If an employee is pushing pulling carrying supporting or moving any object using their own body strength this is classed as manual handling..
An employer should assess the dangers and reduce the risk of injury relating to any operation their employees are required to carry out which involves manual handling.
If an employer fails to follow the correct procedures and is found guilty of negligence they can be liable for any injuries sustained by their employees
If you have been injured as a result of faulty equipment you need to speak to one of our specialist accident at work claims solicitors about your case.
Strict guidelines have been put in place about manual handling that all employers should adhere to. All staff whose job involves manual handling should be given the appropriate training. Many injuries especially to the back and neck come from people lifting objects incorrectly.
All employers? duty of care to their employees means they have to provide competent staff a safe working environment the correct equipment and a safe system of work.
Section 16 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 permits Approved Codes of Practice which explains different practises acceptable for different working environments. The Approved Codes of Practice can be used as an indication for the courts as to whether the actions of the employer were safe.
An employer can only escape liability if they can prove that they have exercised reasonable care.Employees can be seriously injured by way of faulty equipment which they have been given or by using defective equipment which then causes an accident.
If you have been injured at work due faulty equipment and the accident was not your fault Michael Lewin’s claims specialists in London will help you pursue your claim. Call :0844 499 9302today.