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    Manual handling accidents are one of the biggest causes of injury in the workplace. The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992  impose strict duties on all employers. These regulations apply to any work that involves lifting, loading, carrying or bending, your employer must avoid any manual handling wherever possible.

    The Law On Lifting and Manual Handling

    When manual handling tasks can’t be avoided the regulations impose further duties, your employer must operate a safe system for doing the job.

    They should also provide you with suitable training for the work, unfortunately many employers just ignore their legal duties and this can lead to accidents.

    Mulderrigs are here to help when that happens.

    Why Choose Mulderrigs For Your Lifting and Manual Handling Accident Claim?

    We are experts in manual handling claims, with over twenty-five years’ experience of accidents at work and you can read lots more accident at work case studies here.

    Our expert team have won millions of pounds for our clients, our initial advice is always free, so please just get in touch.

    Lifting and Manual Handling Accident Case Studies

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (amended in 2002) contain strict regulations designed to protect your safety. The regulations cover all work places, not just traditional heavy industries, and cover any workplace activities.

    The regulations define manual handling as: “any transporting or supporting of a load (including the lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof) by hand or bodily force”.

    That may sound like quiet a mouthful, but it means that in a very wide range of situations your employer is obliged to :-

    • Consider every aspect of your duties and eliminate any manual handling which is not absolutely necessary, and
    • Carry out a careful risk assessment for any manual handling that can’t be avoided, and
    • Minimise the risk of injury from any essential manual handling.

    Manual handling accidents can result in all sorts of injuries but back injuries are particularly common, and these can be particularly serious for people with jobs that involve repeated lifting and bending.