Michael Lewin employee dedicated highly skilled work injury compensation specialists to get the maximum compensation for their clients that they can achieve.
Our client Mr B was 25 when his accident occurred in October at his workplace. He suffered a back injury after he had been asked to move some very heavy pallets for his employer. He had been told to move multiple pallets of heavy items which has caused injury to his back.
Back injuries can cause very serious injuries which can take a long period to fully recover from. Back strains and sprains can take a long period of time for ligaments to heal fully. Muscle strength and lumbar sprains are the most common causes of low back pain. This muscle strain occurs when the muscle fibres are stretched or torn after being pulled or twisted past their normal endurance. The treatment for strains and sprains is exactly the same and the amount of time taken to recover is also the same.
Our client suffers pain whilst he goes about his regular daily routine from his back. Some days he has trouble even walking due to the pain in his back. His quality of sleep since his back injury has been greatly decreased due to the pain which he suffers being present even whilst he is lying down.
If you have suffered from work injury and you feel that you deserve compensation that any financial losses which you have incurred as a debt direct result of your injuries please give the experienced team at Michael Lewin a call and we will discuss the option of taking on your case on a no win no fee basis. When clients are asked to perform manual handling duties employers need to be aware of the increased risk of injury relating to this manual operation. Employers who require employees to carry out manual handling duties need to ensure that a risk assessment has been done and that this would risk assessment is updated on a regular basis with input from employees with regards to any changes they feel would be of benefit from making.
When heavy items are being required to be moved manually very often there is a simple alternative that employers can use if they have considered the risks to their employees. For example small pallet trucks which are wheeled can be of assistance to prevent staff from being forced to pick up loads which are too heavy or cumbersome to move manually. Even smaller items which are not so heavy can cause an injury if these items need to be stored somewhere which requires an awkward movement from the member of staff who is being directed to perform these duties.
If a member of staff is injured whilst performing manual duties such as these employers will need to be able to prove that they have performed a proper and correct risk assessment of the manual handling situation which currently happens in work.
If you are unsure whether you could make a claim for your work injury call:0844 499 9302 to start your compensation claim with our specialist team at Michael Lewin today.