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Lifting Injury at Work Compensation

Injuries caused by manual lifting are extremely common in the workplace. These injuries occur when employees are required to lift, carry, or push heavy objects.

If your job requires heavy lifting your employer must provide you with the appropriate training and any equipment that you require to do so.

If your employer does not follow the appropriate health and safety rules, and you suffer an injury as a consequence, you could be entitled to compensation.

For a free consultation call Corries Solicitor on 01904 527430 or contact us online


What are the common causes of lifting injuries at work?

Over a third of workplace injuries occur as a result of lifting. Examples of common injuries include:

  • Back injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Hand injuries
  • Hernias
  • Foot injuries

How are lifting injuries at work caused?

Employees adopt awkward postures to lift, carry or drag, heavy or awkwardly shaped objects. Workers most at risk of suffering injury include:

  • Assembly line workers
  • Healthcare Workers
  • Construction workers
  • Warehouse operatives
  • Agricultural staff


What responsibilities does my employer have?

Manual Handling  Regulations set out the rules that employers must protect the well-being of their staff if their job involves manual handling. Your employer should do the following before allowing you to carry out any manual handling:

• Carry out a risk assessment.
• Implement any measures that can aid in the heavy lifting such as lifting equipment or trolleys
• Conduct health and safety training.

If your employer has not met these responsibilities then you might be entitled to compensation for injuries and any financial losses, such as lost earnings.

For a free consultation call Corries Solicitors at 01904 527430 or contact us online

What can I claim compensation for?

If you’ve suffered an injury at work due to lifting or manual handling you may be able to claim for the following:

• Loss of earnings.
• Injury, Pain and suffering.
• Medical expenses such as prescription charges and painkillers.

How much will my lifting injury claim be worth?

The amount of compensation you may receive will depend on factors such as:
• The severity of your injuries.
• How your life has been affected by the injury.
• Financial losses such as  loss of earnings and travel expenses

For a free consultation call Corries Solicitors at 01904 527430 or contact us online

Will I need to pay anything to make a claim?

Corries Solicitors will manage your claim on a ‘No win, No fee basis. If we do not win the case,  you will not have to pay anything.


Do I need to make a claim within a certain time frame?

You have up to 3 years from the date of the accident to make a claim.

Our friendly experts are here to help you through the claims process

For a free consultation call Corries Solicitors at 01904 527430 or contact us online

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