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    Back injuries at work

    Employers must give training lessons about lifting weights. If they do not do so, they fall foul of regulation 4(1)(b)(ii) of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 and are ipso facto liable for a lifting accident. The Court of Appeal in O’Neill v DSG Retail Ltd (2002) TLR 378 had no truck with the suggestion that causation was especially difficult to prove. If you have not been trained and you do your back in, you get damages.


    “Butterworths Personal Injury Litigation Service” January 2003