Suffered due to manual handling at work

Manual Handling Claims

The Working Environment

Should be Safe

What comes under the Manual Handling Claims?

Many employees are required to perform manual handling as part of their job, including moving, lifting, and carrying items. And injuries can take place because of this.

What kind of injuries are usually discovered?

Employees might suffer neck and back injuries, shoulder injuries, or even a hernia.

Your Health and Safety is important

An employer has a duty to ensure the safety of its employees at work.

Manual Handling Claim

A claim may be made for any injuries suffered if:

  • An employee has not been properly trained in manual handling
  • If the employer has failed to risk assess
  • If the employer has failed to risk assess properly
  • If lifting equipment should have been used

Not only must the risk assessment look at reducing the risk of injury to employees, it must also take into account things like the size and weight of items that have to be lifted/moved/carried, whether they are bulky/hard to hold, the distance they have to be moved, the size and strength of the employee, the number of times things must be moved, rest breaks, etc.

Entitlement to Claims:

If you are affected with an injury due to manual handling at your workplace, you could be entitled to claim compensation.

The Health & Safety Executive(HSE)

The Health & Safety Executive set out detailed guidance to employers about the use of all types of equipment and machinery in the workplace, the quality of risk assessments, employee training and ongoing safety systems.

Working Enviornment

An employer has a duty to ensure the safety of its employees at work.

This duty involves carrying out risk assessments of jobs.

Manual handling should be avoided where possible.

If it cannot be avoided, then any risk assessment must identify potential dangers and the employer must take steps to reduce the risk of injury.

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