Each year more than 25% of accidents reported to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) involve employees injured whilst lifting or moving loads by hand. Most of these accidents result in a sprain or strain, usually of the back, which requires time off work.
Manual Handling Regulations seek to prevent injury where human effort is needed to lift, move, steady or position a load at places of work. An employer must carry out an assessment of all operations that involve manual handling and where there is potential for injury, steps should be made to eliminate or minimise the risk.
If you have been involved in an accident at work and suffered an injury because your employer has not complied with the Manual Handling Regulations, then you may be entitled to pursue a claim for compensation. Contact Paul Rooney Solicitors on 0808 231 4408 or fill out the form on the right and we will call you back.