Manual Handling Accident Claims

The personal injury solicitors at Forbes can help you with your manual handling accident claims on a No Win No Fee basis.



The Personal Injury Solicitors at Forbes deal with manual handling accident claims on a No Win No Fee basis. If you suffered injuries in a manual handling accident that was caused by the negligence or fault of the other person, contact us for a free consultation.

Common Manual Handling Accident Claims

The most common types of manual handling accidents occur in accidents at work. They often involved lifting, pushing and pulling heavy or bulky items. Manual handling injuries can range in severity and generally cause damage to hands, arms, shoulders, neck or back. In many cases these accidents are caused by improper training, failure to provide safety equipment or an incompetent fellow employee.

Manual handling accidents can lead to long periods of time off work, or to expensive rehabilitation. As a result of the accident you may suffer loss of earnings and require care and assistance.

Employers' Manual Handling Regulations

The Manual Handling Operations Regulation 1992 set out the duties of employers to:

  • Make a sufficient risk assessment of all manual handing operations and review their policies
  • Take steps to reduce the risk of injury as much as possible
  • Avoid the need for hazardous handling as much as reasonably possible
  • Provide general indications where it is practical to do so relating to the weight of load and the heaviest side of any load.

Additional Information

Manual Handling Accident Claims


An injury as a result of manual handling is common in the workplace where heavy machinery and big, bulky items are handled as part of a person's job. As manual handling solicitors, we are experts when it comes to a manual handling injury at work and believe that if the correct safety procedures were not followed and a worker has suffered an injury as a direct result of this, then they should be entitled to compensation. A manual handling injury can have a huge impact on a person's day to day life and with manual handling making up for 40% of all workplace injuries, our personal injury team are experienced in processing and winning these particular cases. If you have experienced a manual handling injury, contact Forbes Solicitors today, where we can deal with your claim on a no win, no fee basis.

What are some common manual handling claims?


If your employer has failed to follow the correct health and safety procedures in the workplace, and you have been injured as a result, then you should really look into manual handling claims. Manual handling injuries can be devastating. Some of the most common injuries suffered in the workplace as a result of manual handling include:

  • Strains and sprains
  • Cuts, bruises and broken bones as a result of handling heavy machinery incorrectly
  • A hernia due to heavy lifting
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Occupational Overuse Syndrome (OOS) due to persistent heavy lifting, perhaps over a number of years.

Although common, manual handling injuries should not be overlooked and if you have experienced any of the above (or another injury), then know that Forbes Solicitors are here to help you get the compensation that you are entitled to. Your employer has a duty to ensure that your risk of injury at work is minimal and that all manual handling tasks are performed safely, with the correct training in place where necessary. If you suffer manual handling injuries as a result of a negligent employer, then you deserve to be compensated. A manual handling injury can often have a huge impact on a person's life and a pay-out in compensation can ensure that they're covered significantly for a loss in earnings, they're helped with the expense of medical bills and travel for medical appointments and they receive the right counselling or otherwise for helping deal with the trauma of an accident. If you're seeking a professional and reliable manual handling solicitors to walk you through the compensation process then please get in touch, today.

How much do manual handling solicitors cost?


At Forbes, we can offer to settle your manual handling claim on a no win, no fee basis. This means that you will not be required to pay any legal fees, should your claim be unsuccessful. To find out more about how our no win no fee manual handling solicitors work, then feel free to give a member of our personal injury team a call today. We have a proven track record when it comes to personal injury claims and would love to help you in getting your own compensation. Don't suffer in silence, contact Forbes, today.

How much will I receive for my manual handling claim?


The amount of compensation you will receive will depend entirely on how badly your manual handling injury at work has affected your day to day life as well as the extent of the injury that you suffered. Regardless of the details of your injury, if you have suffered a manual handling injury at work that wasn't your fault, then we would like to hear from you. Forbes Solicitors will handle your claim on a no win no fee basis, and will offer a free consultation if you request a call back, meaning you can discuss the details of your case and discover whether or not you are on the correct grounds to pursue your claim. Our team is professional as well as reliable and experienced and so we will only pursue your claim if we think you have a high chance of being rewarded full compensation. If your claim is unsuccessful, you won't owe us anything. For more information about how Forbes Solicitors can help you with manual handling claims, get in touch today.

What is the process involved with manual handling claims?


Firstly, we'd like you to undergo a consultation with a member of our personal injury team so that we can become familiar with the details of your individual case and advise you on the best next steps to take. We understand that a manual handling injury can be distressing so will work to keep you involved in every step of the process, answering any questions you may have along the way. Our personal injury team are trustworthy and reliable and won't leave you in the dark. Don't wait any longer, pursue your claim today.

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