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What to do if you've hurt yourself lifting at work

Lifting injuries are some of the most common—and most expensive—workplace injuries. They can be immediate and acute (caused by trying to lift an object that is too heavy or having to lift it awkwardly) or they can develop slowly as a result of having lifted too much over time; this is also known as repetitive strain injury or RSI. The most common lifting injury is lower back strain. However, all parts of the body involved in the lifting motion can be affected, including the head and neck, shoulders, elbows, hands, hips and knees.

Due to the pain that they can cause, these kinds of occupational injuries can easily affect your ability to work effectively—they may even prevent you from working at all. The costs for medical treatment, lost income and ongoing rehabilitation can mount up quickly, too. That's why if you've been injured at work you should speak to a workers' compensation expert as soon as possible.

If you’ve been injured at work due to lifting, it doesn’t matter whose fault it is—you may be able to make a compensation claim through the workers’ compensation body in your state.

Contact us today to speak with an expert who can give you advice and get your claim started.

Why Maurice Blackburn?

Maurice Blackburn Lawyers is committed to being Australia’s leading work-related injury law firm. We have exceptional expertise in this area of law, a strong history of successful cases and a full suite of legal services we can draw upon to help you in any circumstance.

We understand that claiming workers’ compensation can be a complicated and involved process—especially when you're sick or injured. Our team specialises in these claims, so they are familiar with what you're going through and understand your needs. It’s our mission to ensure you get your full compensation payout to help you get back to being you as soon as possible.

We offer 'no win, no fee'* arrangements for these types of cases, which means that you don't have to pay for our legal services if we don’t win.

Maurice Blackburn has lawyers in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and throughout Australia. Contact us today to book a free consultation and find out how we can help you.

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