Leg injuries are amongst the most common types of injuries which you could sustain in a workplace accident. You don’t have to be working in a ‘dangerous’ environment such as a building site to suffer a leg injury either. These types of injuries can occur in any type of working environment, from retail stores and offices to warehouses and factories. If you’ve ever wondered what some of the common causes of leg injuries at work are, we have a few to share with you.
Accident Advice Helpline has been helping workers claim compensation for accidents since we were established in 2000, and if you have been the victim of an accident that wasn’t your fault, we could help you claim too.
How did your accident happen?
There are any number of different types of accidents which could occur at work, depending on your working environment and how seriously your company takes health and safety. But here are some of the most common causes of leg injuries at work:
- Slips, trips and falls – you could trip over a box of stock whilst working in a retail store or slip on a wet floor in a commercial kitchen
- Falls from height – for example, falling from scaffolding, a roof or a ladder, or even whilst climbing on a chair to reach shelves in an office (something you should never do)
- Injured by machinery, for example falling and trapping your leg in moving parts
- Lacerations from damaged furniture, machinery or equipment
- Injured whilst driving a vehicle for work, for example if you’re involved in a collision – injuries could also occur whilst operating a vehicle such as a forklift truck, without proper training
- Being run over by a vehicle such as a tractor or forklift truck
Should you claim personal injury compensation?
Common causes of leg injuries at work generally involve risks that could be avoided, if employers follow health and safety regulations. If you’re injured in an accident at work and your employer has been negligent, you should get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you have a viable claim. Whether you have suffered lacerations after an accident involving machinery at work or have injured your leg after slipping on a wet floor, you could be entitled to personal injury compensation.
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Date Published: May 13, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton