Mr P suffered a serious shoulder injury following an accident at work; Michael Lewin Solicitors in London worked hard on his behalf to get him the compensation he deserved.
Mr P 19 had been at work carrying out his job of manually handling heavy truck components overhead. Mr P had not had any work equipment provided; this caused him to fall backwards onto the floor.
As a result of this accident at work Mr P suffered from a very painful fractured shoulder socket and a dislocated shoulder.
Mr P’s employer had failed to provide him with the necessary work equipment which then resulted in this accident. All employers are bound by law to provide their staff with the necessary safety equipment in order for them to do their job safely.
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.
Manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work and causes over a third of all workplace injuries which include work related Musculoskeletal Disorders such as upper and lower limb pain/disorders joint and repetitive strain injuries of various seriousness.
If you have suffered a shoulder injury at work you may be entitled to compensation; our solicitors here at Michael Lewin in London will listen to your story and assess whether we can help you make a claim.
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.
It is essential therefore that employers manage the risks to their employees. As an example you should not carry out any manual handling tasks; where manual handling is unavoidable then the risk should be minimised by using equipment such as trollies fork lift truck and other machinery such as conveyor belts to take goods over shorter distances.
Michael Lewin Solicitors have a large team of professionals who have years of experience dealing with accidents at work or in a public place. You can trust us to get you the compensation you deserve.
To make a shoulder injury at work claim or for advice following an accident at work call Michael Lewin Solicitors in London today on 0844 499 9302.