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The Manual Handling Operations Regulation 1992 governs both the employer and employees duty to prevent a manual handling or lifting accident. You are entitled to claim compensation if your employer or a coworker fails in their duty and you suffer an injury.
The MHOR 1992 imposes a number of duties on your employer to prevent the risk of injury. The duties are as follows:-
These steps could include giving the task of lifting heavy objects to more than one person, reducing the load a single person has to lift or move.;
Employees should also follow safety guidelines to reduce the chance of manual handling accidents such as:-
If your manual handling or lifting injury was caused due to any of the reasons listed above you could be able to pursue a claim for compensation.
Listed below are examples of when you could claim compensation as a result of a manual handling or lifting injury.
If you have suffered an injury due to manual handling or lifting which was not your fault then you are entitled to compensation. You can claim for:-
If you or a family member have suffered a handling or lifting injury then start your compensation claim by contacting us on 08000 430 430 or complete our enquiry form to request a call back.