Construction site leg injuries can be very serious for those unlucky enough to suffer them. A leg injury could mean anything from a sprain or strain to a broken bone or even a wound serious enough to cause amputation.
Many accidents on construction sites can be prevented if proper measures are in place to begin with to ensure this is the case.
Leg injuries can potentially be caused by tripping over an obstruction of some kind. On a construction site the obstruction or hazard could also be in the shape of a pit or trench. These should be clearly marked so there is no chance of anyone falling into them and sustaining leg injuries.
Any work that is to be done at height should also be carefully monitored and planned in advance to limit the chances that anyone could fall. There might be a chance of someone falling and breaking their leg or even being hit while walking past below if someone or something falls.
Could construction site leg injuries force someone to stop working?
In many cases some time off work will be required. For example if you broke your leg it would be put in a cast and you’d have to wait several weeks for it to heal. Even when you are out of the cast you wouldn’t be able to return to work straight away.
In other more serious cases the extent of the leg injuries could be bad enough that you wouldn’t be able to go back to work. Clearly this could be very worrying from a financial point of view.
This is one of the reasons why people in this situation often get in touch with companies like Accident Advice Helpline. However severe your leg injuries might be, there could be a chance you might be able to make a compensation claim that could ease your financial worries at a time like this.
Working safely and effectively
Wherever you work you have a right to be safe at all times. A certain degree of safety is down to what you do, of course.
However your employer has a duty to ensure you are provided with a safe environment in which to work, no matter where that is.
If you don’t think that happened in your case, call us now at Accident Advice Helpline on: 0800 689 0500 for more details.
Date Published: August 13, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead