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Manual Handling

Manual Handling Accidents are a very commonly report kind of accident in accordance with the HSE reported Statistics. The HSE Statistics report that almost 35,900 Accidents occurred in the year 2010-2011 making up a percentage of 31% of the Types of Accident.

Manual Handling is the cause of many Accidents and Injuries at Work involving lifting and carrying of heavy items and less commonly known from the activity of pulling, pushing, lowering, moving and supporting objects by hand.

Employers have a duty to ensure that you are fully aware of the correct way to lift, carry, push and pull heavy items with appropriate Health and Safety Specialist Training and more importantly to avoid Manual Handling, where reasonably practicable to do so.

Law Connect Solicitors are Specialists Experts in dealing with Claims for Compensation from Inadequate Training resulting in Accident Claims. As Employers often fail to provide Adequate Risk Assessments and provide inadequate or no Training.

Law Connect Solicitors are Experts in dealing with Claims for Compensation for Manual Handling as Employers fail to provide Adequate Risk Assessments or fail to provide proper Training for Manual Handling.

Workers in almost any industry can be affected by Manual Handling and lifting injuries, though those engaged in physically demanding roles are most at risk.

Click on the link for more information on Common Injuries, Legal Information and details on Risk Assessment.

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