Client Wins £7,500 For Injuries Caused By Heavy Lifting

Woman examinded for injuries caused by heavy lifting
By: Jessica Lee
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What Was the Case?

The Claimant worked as a General Operative working in the Oil Cooler Department. The Claimant was required to construct the oil coolers using three parts and repetitively layer these until this constructed a full unit.

Each unit would vary in size and weight with the smaller units weighing 13.6kg and the heavier units weighing 16kg. She had to work towards a target to produce a certain number of units per shift.

Our client’s employer had no regulations or rules in place that would restrict the employees from lifting heavy items. Additionally, no manual handling training for heavy lifting was provided to the employees.

As a result, the Claimant developed a Work-Related Upper Limb Disorder and developed pain in her wrists, fingers, shoulders and back. Eventually, our client had to stop working due to her injuries.

What Was the Outcome of the Claim?

Due to the lack of manual handling training and lack of regulations regarding heavy lifting, our client was able to submit an industrial disease claim.

At first, the defendant did not accept responsibility, as they claimed that there was assistance in place for their employees regarding lifting heavy items. Despite the defendant’s claim, further evidence was provided in the form of another claim previously made against the defendant which illustrated that the defendant was in a breach of regulations.

With the expert help of AWH’s Industrial Disease Solicitor, Stacy Pimlott, the case was settled quickly, and our client was able to win a settlement figure of £7,500.

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