There is a risk of manual handling injury in just about every work environment. The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 protect employees from injuries caused by Manual Handling at work. [ see Accident at work, How to win your personal injury claim].
Manual handling accidents can cause back injuries in a workplace where employees do heavy lifting or pulling of weights. This type of injury is likely to occur if you haven’t had training on things like lifting or moving heavy items. Your employer should offer manual handling training early in your employment to minimise injury. A trip, slip or fall could also result in a back injury at work.
Back injury symptoms include;
You start your claim using the Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury (Employers’ Liability and Public Liability) Claims.
HSE – RIDDOR
NHS – Manual handling
Citizens Advice – If you’re injured because of an accident at work
GOV.UK – Benefits
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