Claims for Manual Handling Compensation in Lincolnshire
We are Lincolnshire based personal injury solicitors who specialise in Manual Handling compensation claims. Our expert solicitors represent clients across Lincolnshire in a range of manual handling and lifting claims and are available to speak to you now regarding your potential claim for compensation.
If you are unable to work due to your manual handling related injuries, financial compensation, medical care and rehabilitation are vital to support you and your family.
The solicitors at Nigel Askew have many years experience in representing clients in manual handling related claims for compensation so if you have been injured at work, contact us today to start your claim for compensation. We represent clients across the county of Lincolnshire and England and Wales.
What is Manual Handling?
Manual handling tasks typically involve employees using their bodies to transport or support goods.
Although manual handling jobs are routinely completed safely, without the correct training, risk assessment or PPE, thousands of the UK workforce are at risk of sustaining injury in manual handling type accidents.
Industries most affected by Manual Handling injuries
According to The Health & Safety Executive, the industry sectors which see the most employees sustain manual handling related injuries include:
- Food production
- Transportation & storage
If you have been injured in an accident at your place of work and are now unable to work or provide financial support to your family, contact Nigel Askew Solicitors today to discuss how our expert solicitors can help you and your family make a claim for compensation.
Your employer's responsibility
Your employer has a duty of care to ensure you are safe and not at risk of sustaining injury and ensure that all manual handling tasks are performed safely and should be carried out with the correct risk assessment, training and equipment.
What Injuries are caused by manual handling?
Generally, injuries caused by manual handling are classed as musculoskeletal disorders (insert link) – injuries which typically affect the joints, arms, or legs. However, manual handling can also cause other injuries including but not limited to:
- Upper limbs and neck
- Back injuries
- Lower limb injuries including legs, hands and feet
- Muscle and nerve damage
We offer all new clients a free initial consultation where we will discuss the merits of your potential claim, funding options available to you and likelihood of success. We are happy to arrange home visits.
How much compensation for manual handling
The amount of compensation you can expect to receive for a manual handling accident depends on a number of factors including the severity of your injury, whether you have lost out on past earnings and your ability to work in future.
For a free initial assessment of your case, please contact us today by either calling 01507 609027 or submit an online enquiry using the form on the right of this page. Our friendly solicitors will take the time to build a picture of your manual handling claim and advise you on the prospects of success.
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How much will it cost me to make a claim with Nigel Askew Solicitors?
We fund all of our manual handling compensation claims and lifting injury claims using Conditional Fee Agreements. These agreements are commonly referred to as either a “CFA” or a “No Win No Fee Agreement”.
The nature of these agreements means that law firms take all the financial risk and not the client. If a claim fails, the law firm is not paid and the client does not have to pay any solicitor’s fees for their time. For taking this risk, it is common for law firms to agree with a client that they will be paid a percentage of the client’s compensation at the end of a successful claim. Law firms fees are mostly paid by the insurers of the losing party and no upfront fees are required to be paid by the client to get a claim up and running.
If you have any questions about how your claim will be funded or if you would like to speak to us about starting your manual handling compensation claim, please contact us today.
Can I claim compensation for manual handling injuries?
We can help you make a manual handling claim if you have been injured in the workplace, whether you are an employee, contractor or agency worker.
If you have been injured in a manual handling accident as an agency worker, both the agency you work for and the owners of the business, where you sustained your injury, should take responsibility for your safety. They should work together to make sure that sufficient precautions are in place to protect you as they both owe you a duty of care.
If you are unsure if you can make a claim for compensation, contact Nigel Askew Solicitors today by calling 01507 609027 or complete the online enquiry form to the right of this page and we will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your potential claim in detail.
From our offices in central Louth, we advise clients in Lincolnshire and across England and Wales on personal injury claims for manual handling related injuries.
- 100% No Win No Fee Claims
- Free Initial Legal Advice
- Over 20 Year’s Experience
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