Michael Lewin Solicitors can help you make a repetitive strain injury compensation claim; our experienced lawyers in London are also experts at claiming compensation for manual handling accidents.
Michael Lewin Solicitors? represented Mr D after he suffered an injury in a manual handling accident at work. Mr D has a job delivering windows. When Mr D started his job he was not given any manual handling training. Mr D had to deliver some windows and the correct number of staff was not present in order for him to complete the task safely.
Mr D was required to deliver the windows anyway and in removing the heavy window from the roof of the van he suffered an injury to his 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.
You may be entitled to pursue a case if you have suffered a repetitive strain injury or if you think you have a valid manual handling accident compensation claim; Michael Lewin’s solicitors in London will be able to assess your case over the phone.
There are many health and safety laws surrounding manual handling in the workplace. All employees should be given the appropriate training when required to carry out manual handling work. Measures have also been put in place to help prevent repetitive strain injuries occurring.
General duties of employers to their employees:
(1)It shall be the duty of every employer to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable the health safety and welfare at work of all his employees.
(2)Without prejudice to the generality of an employer’s duty under the preceding subsection the matters to which that duty extends include in particular?
(a) The provision and maintenance of plant and systems of work that are so far as is reasonably practicable safe and without risks to health;
(c)the provision of such information instruction training and supervision as is necessary to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable the health and safety at work of his employees;
(d)so far as is reasonably practicable as regards any place of work under the employer’s control the maintenance of it in a condition that is safe and without risks to health and the provision and maintenance of means of access to and egress from it that are safe and without such risks;
If you have been involved in a manual handling accident or if you wish to pursue a repetitive strain injury compensation claim call Michael Lewin’s team of workplace accident solicitors in London today on 0844 499 9302.