Manual Handling Accidents

Manual handling accidents cause over one third of all workplace injuries. These accidents are just as likely to happen in an office as they are in a warehouse, and the injuries caused can be life-changing.

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The Short of it

  • If you have been involved in a manual handling accident

    at work within the last three years, you may be entitled to compensation.

  • Manual handling injuries can be caused by lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling and lowering objects.

    They can also be caused by activities like typing.

  • Watermans employ skilled solicitors with expertise in personal injury in the workplace claims,

    to help you to reach the resolution you deserve.

  • Everything we do at Watermans

    is about getting you the resolution you need and providing Straightforward legal advice. It should be that simple.

  • The Long of it

    Manual handling accidents

    Manual handling accident claims

    Manual handling causes over a third of all workplace injuries, according to the Health and Safety Executive. The types of injury caused by manual handling can vary, but include joint or tissue damage, repetitive strain injury and injuries to muscles and ligaments.

    Manual handling injuries can be caused by moving objects, usually when lifting and carrying them. However, manual handling injuries can also be sustained by pushing, pulling and lowering objects. These injuries can be sustained by employees working in warehouses, factories, on construction sites, in offices and when working in delivery services. Employees can even suffer manual handling injuries from typing on a keyboard.

    It is the duty of your employer to provide adequate manual handling training and reduce any unnecessary manual handling opportunities, to ensure safety for you as the employee. However, this isn’t always the case.

    If you have suffered a manual handling injury which wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. Some injuries can be minor, but others may have lasting effects, resulting in a loss of earnings or a change in lifestyle for you. This is where Watermans can help, by claiming financial compensation on your behalf to help to ease the situation and reduce any burden on you or your loved ones.

    Making a claim

    How do I make a manual handling accident claim?

    At Watermans, we understand that making a compensation claim can seem daunting, especially when it involves your employer and place of work. However, that is why we are here.

    We offer straightforward legal advice, to provide you with all necessary information and guide you through the legal process. If you have been injured within the last three years due to a manual handling accident, and it wasn’t your fault, then you are entitled to financial compensation to help with medical costs and loss of earnings throughout that period.

    We will handle everything on your behalf and contact your employer to let them know you are seeking compensation for your injuries and any associated accident damages. We will keep you updated on the progress of your claim at all times. Plus, we operate on a no win no fee basis, meaning if we don’t win, you don’t have to pay any solicitors fees.

    Contact our expert personal injury solicitors today. We are here to help you get your life back on track.

    How much compensation?

    How much compensation for a manual handling accident?

    As with all personal injury claims, each potential compensation amount will differ. If you have sustained injuries because of a manual handling accident, you may be entitled to compensation for

    • medical, rehabilitation and hospital expenses
    • loss of earnings or earning capacity
    • any future expenses as a result of the injury
    • home modification and care expenses
    • pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.

    Whatever your injury, you can ensure that Watermans will fight for the best possible outcome for you.

    Why Watermans?

    Why should I choose Watermans to pursue my claim?

    Watermans make legal services look and feel easy so people can move forward in life.

    Watermans are one of the leading personal injury firms in Scotland. We act only for people who have been injured in an accident, and never for the at-fault party, nor insurance companies who defend these cases.

    Our expert team are committed to doing everything to make the claims process straightforward for our clients following an accident. We take the hassle from you and fight each case to secure the maximum level of compensation. We also provide access to a range of additional services, such as physiotherapy and psychological treatment to ensure you recover from your injuries as soon as possible and get your life back on track.

    Our expertise in personal injury covers a wide range of areas including accidents at work, public liability claims, road traffic accidents, fatal and serious injury claims and cases relating to child and historical abuse.

    We represent thousands of clients throughout Scotland each year, securing millions of pounds in compensation for our clients. We work on a no win a fee basis, which means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket.

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

    Your claim could be worth...

    Claim Worth

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

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    Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need and making that process straightforward. Start the process by sending us your details below or calling us on 0131 555 7055

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