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Manual handling injuries

As an employee you should feel safe in the knowledge that your employer has a legal duty to protect you from injury while in the workplace.

However, accidents can occur.  At present there are a large number of accidents resulting in an employee having to take time off work due to manual handling injuries.

Although in most circumstances, the injuries occur due to carrying objects incorrectly, injuries can also be sustained through pushing or pulling objects too.

There are many environments within the workplace where injuries caused by manual handling can occur, so it’s important that an employer provides the appropriate training and if required, equipment, in order for you to carry out tasks with as little risk of injury as possible. The most common injuries sustained are to the back, but injuries to the arms, legs and muscle tissue can also occur.

If you have been injured as the result of manual handling, you could be entitled to compensation.

Here at Moore Blatch, we utilise a wealth of knowledge, skills and resources to take an assertive stance in advocating for your best interests.

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