If you have suffered a repetitive strain injury or been involved in a manual handling accident you may be entitled to compensation; Michael Lewin Solicitors in London helped Mr C claim over £2500.00 in compensation.
Mr C from Crawley was involved in a manual handling accident at work. Mr C was required to lift a box that was too heavy for him to lift safely alone. When Mr C lifted the box he struggled and then dropped the box onto his foot.As a result of having to lift a box that was too heavy Mr C injured his foot. Michael Lewin Solicitors were able to secure £2900.00 in compensation for Mr C.
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.
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. If your repetitive strain injury or manual handling accident has happened recently you need to seek advice from a solicitor immediately if you wish to pursue compensation; Michael Lewin Solicitors in London are happy to assess your claim.
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.
Don?t delay on making a claim for compensation. There is a time limit involved in pursuing a claim and we don?t want you to miss out.
Repetitive strain injuries can occur over a number of years. They may also become apparent after just a few weeks. You should not delay in reporting any work related injuries as the long term affects could leave you unable to work.
To make a claim for a repetitive strain injury or to claim for manual handling accident compensation call Michael Lewin Solicitors in London today on: 0844 499 9302.