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Personal Injury

 

Accidents at Work

 

Manual Handling Injuries

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 require where possible, that manual handling is eliminated. Where it cannot be eliminated there must be a risk assessment carried out where there is a risk of injury due to the manual handling operation.

 

Contrary to popular belief, the Regulations do not stipulate set legal limits for weights that can be lifted or explicitly require training in manual handling techniques. However, if it can be demonstrated that with proper training the accident could have been avoided this can strengthen a persons case who has sustained injury.

 

Many employees sustain injuries due to manual handling accidents and it is estimated over one quarter of accidents reported to the Health and Safety Executive involve manual handling.

 

If you have sustained a injury due to manual handling and require legal expert advice you should contact NJL solicitors who will be able to provide guidance and assistance on how you should proceed. Please telephone 01782 510248 or alternatively use our free Ask a Question facility.

 

 

 


We are solicitors with specialist knowledge and expertise in dealing with all types of accidents at work including manual handling injuries.

 

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