Manual handling claims

Manual handling injury claims

If your job requires you to move objects as part of your role, your employer is responsible for making sure legal guidelines such as the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 are followed, to reduce the chances of accidents happening. However, according to the Health and Safety Executive, manual handling injuries account for around one-third of all incidents in the workplace.

Manual handling injuries can happen in any workplace. If you have suffered an injury whilst moving or lifting an object at work, and you believe your employer or another colleague was at fault, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Our specialist personal injury lawyers have the knowledge and expertise in all areas of UK health and safety law and can guide you though the process of making a workplace injury claim.

Manual handling injuries

Injuries caused by manual handling can vary from back injuries, cuts, and bruises to more serious Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) which are injuries or disorders of the muscles, nerves, tendons, joints, cartilage, and spinal discs. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) are conditions in which:

  • The work environment and performance of work contribute significantly to the condition; and/or
  • The condition is made worse or persists longer due to work conditions

Injuries of this nature can often cause long-lasting pain and suffering, permanent damage, or disability. If your employer has failed to give the proper training or equipment that resulted in your injury, they could be held accountable.

Making a manual handling injury claim

Although it is not possible to prevent all accidents from happening in the workplace, your employer has an obligation to make sure the necessary steps have been taken to reduce the risks. If your employer has failed in their duty of care, resulting in your accident then our experienced personal injury team have the experience in handling claims of this type.

Even if you are unsure whether the injury is serious enough, or if you are uncertain who was to blame, our highly trained, specialist workplace injury lawyers will help you decide whether you can claim, and then take charge of everything to make sure your claim runs smoothly. – To find out more about making a manual handling injury claim, complete the form below or request a call with one of our team.

Personal injury solicitors in Blackpool and across The Fylde

Easthams provides you with a dedicated service and always offers a sensitive and honest approach, no matter what your situation. Thanks to our many years of experience in manual handling claims, we are able to make the process quick and simple.

We can advise you on how much compensation you are eligible for and how long the personal injury claims process will take.

Get in touch

To find out more about how our dedicated team can help you please call us on 0800 919 635 or email