Ms K from Evesham hurt her back at work because she hadn?t received manual handling training which meant that the accident was not her fault; personal injury compensation claims experts at Michael Lewins Solicitors in Leeds gave Ms K the legal support she needed to pursue damages for her suffering.

Mr K had a genuine personal injury claim. She was injured because she hadn?t received the proper training to enable her to do her job safely. She injured her back moving compost at work. Manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work and causes over a third of all workplace injuries.

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.

Michael Lewin are highly qualified to handle any claim involving a manual handling work accident and are sympathetic to their client’s injury and the impact it can have on them not only physically but also emotionally and financially; they also understand that many clients are worried about compensation claims creating problems at work but the personal injury consultants in Leeds can offer extensive support and reduce their clients concerns.

All employers have a duty to their employees to provide adequate protection against injury in the workplace. It makes complete business sense from an employer’s point of view to ensure that all manual handling regulations are systematically followed..

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.Employers in the UK have been liable for millions of pounds worth of personal injury compensation claims in the last few years and in many cases it is just a lack of common sense which causes an accident.

If you want to discuss the no win no fee agreement if you have suffered a work accident that wasn?t your fault and would like to talk to a personal injury solicitor about compensation claims call Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds today: 0844 499 9302.

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