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Lifting Injuries

One of the largest causes of injuries at work is the inappropriate lifting of objects.

Lifting and manual handling injuries are common. If you’re injured at work because of inadequate training, supervision or risk assessment to do with lifting or manual handling, your employer may be liable under the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Employers are duty bound to train employees on how to lift objects in the workplace but the responsibility does not stop there. Employers also have a responsibility to supervise operations which involve the manual handling of materials.

Strict regulations are in place to ensure adequate risk assessments are carried out, appropriate lifting equipment is provided and that items are properly stored in the first place.

We are skilled in assessing the appropriateness of training, supervision and risk assessment in manual handling operations. We have had many successful cases for those injured as a result of such accidents.