21 Mar Can I claim for an injury at work due to manual handling?
If you have sustained a workplace injury due to manual handling after your employer has neglected their duty of care, then you may be eligible to claim compensation.
An employer’s duty of care is to ensure that all reasonable precautions have been taken to avoid manual handling injuries where possible, to provide you with adequate training and to provide a safe environment to carry out your duties.
Inadequate training leading to an injury from manual handling
When our personal injury solicitors review your workplace manual handling claim, we will look for records of your training from your employer; your employer is obliged to provide you with training relevant to the manual handling you will be carrying out.
For example, while it may be part of your job description to carry out manual handling, you may receive back, neck or shoulder injuries as a result of moving heavy objects where you have not received adequate training.
Can I be fired for making a compensation claim at work?
No, your employer cannot fire you, threaten you or otherwise penalise you for making a workplace personal injury claim. You are protected by law and would be able to make a claim for unfair dismissal if fired. People are often reluctant to claim for a personal injury due to workplace manual handling because they wish to keep working and do not want to damage working relationships. In these cases, we recommend talking to one of Ferrys Solicitors Personal Injury and Accident Solicitors.
How to claim compensation for manual handling injury?
The first thing is to receive proper medical attention. You should then report the accident to your employer or personal responsible for health and safety – for example a health and safety manager, and document the site of the personal injury in your workplace.. You should then contact Ferrys Solicitors Personal Injury and Accident Solicitors about how to proceed with your case.
To speak to one of our personal injury solicitors today in regards to your workplace manual handling injury claim, please start your claim here.