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Manual Handling Claims

Manual Handling Compensation Claims

We all understand that manual labour involves a certain level of risk. However, you should also expect the highest levels of safety and care are in place protect and look after you whilst you carry out manual tasks at work.

As 40% of workplace claims arise from manual handing accidents, we have a wealth of experience in dealing with such claims. We also know that being injured and out of work affects your friends and loved ones, which is why we will do everything in our power to get you the compensation you deserve, should you be affected by a workplace accident.

Claims for manual handling compensation can arise from:

  • employers not providing the correct training, or none at all
  • employers not carrying out risk assessments on individuals or situations
  • employers not providing an appropriate number of staff to carry out a job or task

The type of claims we deal with often involve:

  • back injuries
  • leg and arm injuries
  • muscular injuries or damage
  • existing injuries made worse

Specialists in Manual Handling Claims

Our experience in manual handling cases means we have dealt with thousands of claims across varying industries and sectors, including the NHS and local authorities to factories and even local corner shops. Should you require medical support, such as physiotherapy, our dedicated team will discuss your requirements and arrange this on your behalf. This rehabilitation service can often mean more as much to you as the compensation we win.

  • Led by Law Society Personal Injury Panel Member Jane Woodcock and Karen Smith, each has over 20 years’ experience of handling cases involving serious injuries requiring long term rehabilitation support.
  • With our support you can claim compensation to help pay for any costs you may encounter such as modifications to your home, and begin your journey regain your confidence and independence.
  • Our manual handling claims team are always ready to deal with your case in a professional and caring manner, working hard to ensure the best possible outcome for you and your loved ones.




The Personal Injury Accreditation covers all work undertaken by solicitors and suitably qualified fellows and members of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), on behalf of victims and their dependants, who have suffered personal injuries or fatal injuries as a result of an alleged act of negligence or breach of statutory duty.

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Looking for help and don’t know where to start? We can help you find the information you need.

Making a Manual Handling Claim

There’s absolutely no risk involved in inquiring about your position, or your claim, so it pays to speak with an expert. Ultimately, the only time you’ll end up paying for legal costs is if your case is successful – and even then you will only ever pay an agreed percentage of damages as a contribution to costs.

There is a time limit to make a claim, however, so it’s best to act as quickly as possible. Normally you have three years from the date of your treatment or from the date you realised your condition was a result of your treatment. If you were under the age of 18 when you received the treatment, you’ll have three years from your 18th birthday to make a claim.

Our Manual Handling Experts

Jane Woodcock Head of Personal Injury Read more
Samuel McFadyen Associate, Personal Injury Read more
Sarah Kidd Associate, Personal Injury Read more
Becci Bilby Legal Executive, Personal Injury Read more

How much will my claim cost?

All manual handling cases taken on by Hudgell Solicitors are handled on a no win no fee basis. This means that you will not have to pay any money up front and there will be no financial risk if your case is unsuccessful.

If your case is successful, you will only be expected to pay a contribution to your solicitor’s fees once the case has been resolved. The costs paid are usually a percentage of the compensation awarded and will be agreed before your case is carried out.

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"We have secured £320,000 in compensation for a man who suffered a serious accident at work but then faced accusations from the business involved of making up the claim."

Leanne Stephenson, Associate, Civil Liberties

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