Home removal injuries
Lifting and Moving Furniture Injury Claims
Being injured at work from lifting and moving furniture can happen to a variety of individuals, from those working in offices to delivery drivers and shop workers. If you have suffered an injury at work whilst lifting and moving furniture, talk to us about making a claim. We will discuss your injury and how it happened, to find out if you could make a claim for compensation. Get started today.
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A Change in Home Spaces
With a rise in people spending time at home, living spaces and spare rooms have been converted into office spaces, playrooms and entertainment areas. Homes have been expanded with extensions. Sheds and garages have been converted into comfortable rooms. Every space has been squeezed to create a suitable environment to spend more time working and playing from home.
With a demand for more space, some have chosen to pack up and move to a bigger space that better serves their needs.
An increasing amount of people have chosen to move home with some 2.6% of all households making a move across England over the last 12 months, with as many as 100,000 people currently moving house each month, paying on average about £1,200 to use a removal service.
A Squeeze on resources
Post-Brexit has seen a number of workers such as removal teams and drivers leaving the UK, creating a reduction in the number of removal teams and drivers available in the UK. The reduction in manpower and the rising demand from house movers results in a squeeze on resources and a reduction in the availability of removal teams. For those needing a removal company, it creates a supply issue. For those working in removal companies pushing, lifting and pulling furniture day in day out, it means more work. This can lead to breaches in health and safety if measures are not put in place to safeguard workers and corners could be cut to serve more customers at the risk of worker’s safety.
Lifting and moving furniture injury claims are not exclusive to home removal workers, this type of injury can also take place as a result of moving furniture in an office, shop, factory, warehouse or other workplaces. If you have been injured at work as a result of lifting and moving furniture, talk to us, we are here to help.
lifting and moving furniture injury claims
Musculoskeletal injuries are quite common injuries in workers involved in house removals with injuries involving bones, muscles, ligaments, nerves, and tendons.
By law, your employer is required to make sure that they do everything reasonably practicable so that you don’t suffer a manual handling injury from lifting and moving furniture even when demand for your job is high and you are under pressure.
This could be actions such as ensuring there is enough manpower to lift heavy items, ensuring those assisting you are competent to assist, and providing well-maintained, efficient machinery to assist you with lifting heavy furniture.
If you have been injured at work from lifting and moving furniture, talk to us.
The accident should have occurred within the last three years and should be the fault of someone else.
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HOW DOES THE CLAIMS PROCESS WORK?
At Jefferies Solicitors, once we have carried out an initial consultation, we will take care of the paperwork required to get your case underway.
A letter will be sent to you following an initial consultation with your solicitor. This will be a summary of the meeting you had and will confirm that they are happy to take on your case. It will highlight who will be your contact and estimate how long the process will take. The letter will also detail how you will be funding the case and an estimate of costs. If you need to provide any further information this will also be included.
A letter will then be sent to the defendant, providing details of the accident. The defendant has a fixed period in which they can reply and in their reply, they must state whether or not they are denying or accepting liability for your injuries. If they do accept liability, your solicitor will endeavour to settle the case out of court.
AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION FOR BEING Injured at work from lifting and moving furniture
All personal injury cases are unique and so the amount of compensation that is awarded in each case is also unique. The amount of compensation that is awarded is determined by looking at two specific factors – general damages and special damages.
The pain and suffering that your injuries have caused is the main factor that is used to determine how much compensation you are owed. This will usually be determined by undergoing a medical examination, from which a report is created that outlines the length of time the injuries will take to heal as well as their severity.
Our compensation calculator gives an indication of how much you might be entitled to based upon your injuries. Jefferies Solicitors will take these different details relating to your injury into account when calculating how much compensation you should be awarded, which will then be put forward to the opposing side and the judge.
However, compensation also takes into account any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your injuries, such as a loss of earnings due to being unable to return to work. If you have had to pay for treatment or travel to treatment, compensation may also be able to cover this as well. Therefore, you should keep any receipts or other documents that help to outline the extent of your financial losses, as caused by your accident/injuries.
MAKING AN injured at work from lifting and moving furniture claim
If you have suffered an accident at work and believe you could have a claim then it is advisable to get in touch with a qualified personal injury lawyer.
Your claim will assess the level of pain and suffering you have experienced. If you have experienced any financial loss through being unable to work this will be factored into your claim. In addition, if you have had to pay for medical expenses, you may also be able to recover these in your claim.
At Jefferies, our no win no fee solicitors specialise in workplace compensation claims. We work on many kinds of cases including manual handling claims.
To learn more and to discuss your potential claim in confidence, contact our team on 0800 342 3206. Alternatively, complete our online contact form to arrange an initial no-obligation telephone consultation with a member of our expert team.