Carrs Solicitors recent Manual Handling Claims

In two recent cases Carrs Solicitors have won significant compensation for workers involved in accidents resulting from unsafe systems of work for heavy lifting.

In one case the client had to manually lift heavy components used in the construction of goods vehicles from the flatbed of a trailer, one of which fell onto his foot causing a serious fracture.

In another case we acted for a construction worker who sustained serious hand injuries as a result of a stack of girders collapsing due to poor organisation and the failure of the employer to provide suitable lifting equipment.

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 require employers to avoid the need for manhandling heavy items whenever this does not require grossly disproportionate expense and elsewhere to reduce the risk of injury from unavoidable manual handling to the lowest level reasonably practicable.

Employers owe a duty of care to their staff but in each case the employer failed to take the most basic measures to create safe working conditions for their staff.

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If you have been injured after lifting or carrying large or heavy items at work, get in touch with the specialists work accident solicitors at Carrs to make a compensation claim. Call 01204 496898 today or fill our online contact form.