Manual Handling/Lifitng Accidents

Manual Handling & Lifting Accident Compensation Claims

The Health & Safety Executive believes that 40% of all injuries that causes a work absence of more than three days arises from lifting injuries. Although there is no law stating the maximum weights that should be listed HSE recommend the maximum weight for men is 25kgs and 16kgs for women.

This injuries include:

  • Back injuries
  • Upper and lower limb injuries
  • Muscular injuries
  • Worsening of pre-existing conditions

Such injuries can arise from a variety of places from building sites to factories, office warehouses, hospitals, banks, laboratories, care homes, farms or shops.

Following the implementation of the Manual Handling Regulations 1992 your employer is under a duty to:-

  • avoid the need for hazardous manual handling so far as it is reasonable practicable;
  • assess the risk of injury from any hazardous manual handling that cannot be avoided; and
  • reduce the risk of injury from hazardous manual handling so far is reasonably practicable.

If you have suffered from an injury at work, WE solicitors can help to claim the compensation you need and deserve. Call us on 0800 206 1616 now.

If necessary we solicitors will report employers to the Health and Safety Executive in order for them to investigate the matter and if necessary prosecute employers.

What to do if I have been involved in an accident?

If you have been harmed during the course of your employment you should do the following:

  1. Report your accident to you supervisor/boss.
  2. Ensure the accident has been recorded in the Accident book, ensuring you have read the contents and are happy with the accident circumstances.
  3. If you have been off work for over 3 days due to an accident related accident/illness your employer should complete a RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Report) report should be completed and sent to the HSE.