Miss K used Michael Lewin Solicitors to help her make a repetitive strain injury claim; our experts in London settled Miss K’s claim quickly and with minimum fuss.
Miss K was carrying out a manual handling task at work unloading a delivery of fizzy drinks. The packages that Miss K was unloading were very heavy. Miss K had not received any manual handling training and as a result she injured her back.
Michael Lewin Solicitors represented Miss K when she decided to pursue compensation.
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.
Anyone who is unsure if they are entitled to make a claim for compensation can speak to a specialist personal injury solicitor at Michael Lewin. Anyone can read the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 which is a major piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in the United Kingdom. The full text is available on the UK legislation website and can be downloaded free of charge.
The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 imposes general duties for health and safety on employers employees and others such as landlords manufacturers suppliers and designers.
If you think you have a valid repetitive strain injury claim whether you have been doing the same think for weeks or years Michael Lewin Solicitors in London may be able to help you.
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.
Michael Lewin Solicitors have a team of experienced lawyers dedicated to claiming compensation for accidents at work and accidents in public places. If you have been injured in an accident and it was not your fault you may be entitled to compensation.
Repetitive strain injuries do not just occur over a prolonged period of time you can cause an injury after just a few days if you have not been given the correct manual handling training.
To make a repetitive strain injury claim call Michael Lewin Solicitors in London today. We can get your case started over the phone. Phone: 0844 499 9302.