It takes a lot of force to break any bone. They’re designed to have a degree of ‘give’ in them, but sometimes that isn’t enough to prevent them from breaking if the impact suffered is enough to do the trick. If you have experienced a broken arm at work, you are one of a very small number of people to have had this injury.
Health and safety rules mean employers must take every care to protect the people working for them. This applies across all industries and job sectors. Thus, it is uncommon for an employer to fall short of the high standards expected of them. Indeed, it is rare for them not to exceed the basic rules and regulations laid down to preserve and enhance safety in the workplace.
What happened to lead to your broken arm at work?
If you have had this injury, you should consider what happened in the lead-up to the accident. Did you slip over on a wet floor that wasn’t marked with a warning sign? Did you fall heavily after tripping over something you couldn’t see was there?
Sometimes, a broken bone may occur if machinery or other work equipment is not maintained or serviced in the proper manner. Every task undertaken in every workplace must be assessed for the level of risk it involves. If you are injured while doing your regular job, you should think about what happened and whether a third party might have been responsible.
How can you find out for certain whether compensation is a possibility?
Some accidents are obviously caused by others, whether this is in the workplace or somewhere else entirely. However, not all cases are as clear-cut. So, if you did have a broken arm at work and it happened to you within the last three years, make sure you seek legal advice regarding your situation and the severity of that injury.
Accident Advice Helpline is best placed to help in this instance. By calling our team on 0800 689 0500, or ringing from your mobile on 0333 500 0993, you can discover whether a no-win, no-fee claim could result in a compensation award being issued to you. Our personal injury solicitors can guide you through the process step by step, and make sure you understand how straightforward such a claim can be if you’ve been hurt at work.
Date Published: March 1, 2017
Author: Rob Steen