At Thompson’s we would like to reassure all our clients that as far as possible we are operating as normal. The health and safety of our staff and clients is our primary concern during this outbreak and as such we are reviewing the situation on a regular basis and will be adapting our working practices following government guidelines. However, we have had to make some minor changes to how we are doing things.

Following Government guidelines, we have temporarily closed all of our offices and our staff are now all working from home using secure technologies to ensure they are able to continue to progress with existing and new cases as normal. All face to face meetings have been cancelled, however we are continuing to hold these meetings via phone and video calls. All the team are contactable on their direct dial numbers and email should you need to speak with your solicitor, please do not hesitate to talk to us about anything during this time.

We know these are uncertain and unsettling times for many of our clients, and the wider population, and things might look a little different for the foreseeable future. But our focus remains on our dedication, knowledge and strength that we provide to all our clients. We will continue to provide updates over the coming days and weeks in accordance with official guidelines and to keep everyone informed of the situation.

As always, for any concerns, advice and updates on your case; Talk to Thompsons.

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Manual Handling Injuries

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Lower back pain is an extremely common complaint in our society today, with up to 80% of the population suffering some form of low back pain in their lifetime. A high percentage of these complaints are caused by lifting something incorrectly, repetitively or underestimation of the load's weight.

Many of us may have heard of the ‘correct way' to lift and will endeavour to do so when we are working at home or in the garden.  See our top 10 tips for preventing lifting injury to ensure you know how to avoid suffering a back injury.

Manual handling in the workplace

However, the majority of lifting injuries occur in the workplace and while you are in a place of work your employer is responsible for your overall health and safety. His duties and obligations in this area are governed largely by the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.

These regulations hold that as far as practicably possible, employers must seek to avoid tasks involving manual handling. Where lifting and carrying tasks are unavoidable any risk of accident or injury to staff must be reduced as much as possible, and, where necessary, risk assessments should be carried out.

However, employees have certain duties to ensure their own safety and if they fail in these duties and subsequently suffer an injury, it may compromise their ability to pursue a claim for compensation.

Thompsons personal injury solicitors can answer your questions

If you have suffered a manual handling injury at work which was not your fault then you might be entitled to compensation.

It's likely that you might have a few questions. You'll find some of the answers here, by clicking on the links below.

Claiming compensation for a manual handling injury is a complex area. If you need advice about making a claim just give us a call on 0800 0891 331. We have a No Win No Fee package for those who decide to take matters further and our success rate is high. 

 

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