Michael Lewin Solicitors repetitive strain injury claims specialists helped Mr R claim compensation after he suffered a back injury at work; our London lawyers worked hard on behalf of Mr R to claim the compensation he deserved.

Michael Lewin Solicitors repetitive strain injury claims specialists helped Mr R claim compensation after he suffered a back injury at work; our London lawyers worked hard on behalf of Mr R to claim the compensation he deserved.

Mr is a commercial bin man from Oxted. Every day he is required to move heavy bins exceeding the appropriate weight for one to move alone. On the day that Mr R injured his back he was moving a bin with no support from his colleagues. The result of this was an injury to Mr R’s back.

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 suffered a repetitive strain injury whether over a short-term or long term period Michael Lewin’s claims experts in London will be able to assess your case for compensation.

All employers are required to provide training to staff on manual handling techniques if manual handling is part of their job description. This decreases the risk of manual handling accidents and repetitive strain injuries occurring. There is a maximum weight that employees are allowed to lift or move alone. Anything over this weight and employees should be provided with the appropriate equipment to move the items.

General Duties of employers to their employees:
(3)Except in such cases as may be prescribed it shall be the duty of every employer to prepare and as often as may be appropriate revise a written statement of his general policy with respect to the health and safety at work of his employees and the organization and arrangements for the time being in force for carrying out that policy and to bring the statement and any revision of it to the notice of all of his employees.
(4)Regulations made by the Secretary of State may provide for the appointment in prescribed cases by recognized trade unions (within the meaning of the regulations) of safety representatives from amongst the employees and those representatives shall represent the employees in consultations with the employers under subsection (6) below and shall have such other functions as may be prescribed.
(e) The provision and maintenance of a working environment for his employees that is so far as is reasonably practicable safe without risks to health and adequate as regards facilities and arrangements for their welfare at work.
If you have suffered a repetitive strain injury you need a claims specialist to take on your case; Michael Lewin in London have years of experience in claiming compensation.
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