People may seek workplace leg injury compensation if they have suffered any kind of injury to their leg where they work. Injuries can potentially occur to the upper or lower leg, depending on what happens. They might occur to drivers out in their van, or to workers in an office, or to people working in a factory environment. There are all kinds of possibilities that might crop up.
If those in charge of the workplace have performed the required risk assessments in the proper manner, there should be little chance of any worker suffering any type of injury, let alone a leg injury.
However there have been cases where employers have not done everything they should have under the health and safety laws. In these cases, where it is possible to prove that negligence played a part in the accident, the chance of claiming workplace leg injury compensation may well be better.
What kinds of leg injuries might occur in the workplace?
A lot will depend on the actual workplace involved. For example a lorry driver may fall getting out of their cab if it is not very safe to do so. The fall to the floor could break one or both legs.
In a factory, a worker may potentially get their leg caught in machinery, or something could fall on them that breaks their leg. Even in an office environment, that you would think would be relatively safe, there is the chance someone could trip over an obstacle on the floor and suffer a broken or fractured leg in the process.
There are all kinds of potential breaks and fractures that could occur. However these are not the only kinds of leg injuries that might potentially happen in the workplace. Crush injuries can happen if someone falls from a height or if something falls on them or they are crushed in some other way, such as between a vehicle and a wall. Thankfully such incidents are rare.
Taking the right action
Any leg injuries suffered within the last three years may lead to compensation being paid to you. All you need to do is seek no-obligation advice.
Accident Advice Helpline can help you in this respect. Call 0800 689 0500 now to find out whether you can make such a claim and how much you may be able to win as a result.
Date Published: September 12, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead