Mr D from Warrington contacted Michael Lewin Solicitors when he was injured at work lifting a heavy object; Michael Lewin are experienced in dealing with cases like Mr D’s where a back or neck injury at work is caused by manual handling and the client is entitled to claim compensation in the UK.
By law there are control methods that should be adopted in the workplace regarding manual handling. Injuries as a result of manual handling can happen in any work environment and regular assessment of the risks to employees is vital.
Manual handling relates to the moving of items either by lifting lowering carrying pushing or pulling. But it’s not just a case of ‘pulling something’ due to the weight of the item although this can be a cause of injury. Injuries can be caused because of the amount of times you have to pick up or carry an item the distance you are carrying it the height you are picking it up from or putting it down at (picking it up from the floor putting it on a shelf above shoulder level) and any twisting bending stretching or other awkward posture you may get in whilst doing a task.
Michael Lewin have dealt with a wide variety of claims for injuries such as a back or neck injury at work that was relating to the lifting of heavy loads; they will accept any genuine claim for compensation in the UK on a no win no fee basis.
There are thousands of reported cases each year of musculoskeletal disorders which have been caused by an injury sustained at work.
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.
In genuine cases like Mr D’s Michael Lewin will not ask for any payment up front as they will recover their costs from the third party.
If you have suffered a back or neck injury at work and think you may be entitled to claim compensation call Michael Lewin Solicitors in the UK on: 0844 499 9302.