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When Improperly Trained, Even the Simplest of Tasks Can Result in Injury

All too often, we see clients whose injuries could have easily been prevented had the employer just taken the time to properly train them. It's the responsibility of the employer to do so, and when they act negligent, they will be held liable!

(from irishtimes.com)

On October 29th 2012, he was lifting five trays of yogurt from a pallet to a cage and had squatted down on his hunkers. He pulled the trays towards him and lifted them but as he turned to put them into the cage, which was about a meter away, he experienced a sharp pain in his back and had to go home early.

He claimed the injury was caused due to his employer's failure to adequately train him in the correct technique when twisting or turning while carrying a heavy load. He also claimed an unreasonably high "pick rate" of 1,200 picks per seven-and-a-half hour shift was imposed on him. He also alleged he was required to carry out an unreasonable amount of heavy lifting. The claims were denied.

You can probably relate to this...how many times at your job are you doing the same repetitive motion, and over time, you begin to feel a pain or discomfort. Was there a better way to do the task? Was their a "proper" way to do the task? Were you trained how to do the task? 

Inadequate training leads to so many preventable injuries. 

If you've been injured while on the job, report the injury, and then talk to Eric, Randy, and Sarah. We will sit down with you (either come to our office, or we can come to you) and go over your claim. Together, we will figure out an approach to ensure you get your full...and RIGHTFUL...compensation!

Call Eric, Randy, and Sarah at 515-225-4485...we fight for you...not your employer!

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