Manual handling injuries in the workplace are extremely common. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) figures, in 2013/14 around 909,000 working days were lost in the UK due to manual handling injuries. It is one of the most common kinds of injuries reported to the HSE every year. Here’s some tips on how you can reduce the risk of sustaining a manual handling injury whilst in the workplace.
Your employers should undertake a full risk assessment of your workplace and the tasks you undertake, and if they do not take adequate steps to stop you from sustaining a manual handling injury, then you may be able to claim accident at work compensation. At Freeclaim Solicitors we have over 30 years’ experience of helping people to claim compensation after sustaining a workplace injury. To speak to one of our specialist solicitors about starting your claim today, call FREE 24 hours a day on 0800 612 7340. Or fill in our online enquiry form and someone will call you back.