Leg injuries of any kind can be problematic because they can prevent you from getting around as easily as you normally would. A broken leg might mean crutches for example, while crush injuries could take even longer to heal. In some instances people who have received injuries to their legs have ended up with a limp from that point on.
Factory leg injuries can be easily avoided for the most part. For example with proper training on how to lift items safely, there will be little chance of someone dropping something that might potentially hurt their leg. Proper lifting equipment should also be maintained on a regular basis to ensure it doesn’t break or fail to work properly, causing the same injuries to occur.
Proper storage methods
Since so many things can be used in the production process in any single factory, there is clearly a need to ensure those items are safely stored and are not in any danger of falling on someone. Risk assessments can be used to make sure any potential dangers are dealt with and cannot pose any risk at all.
In other cases a faulty piece of machinery could incur factory leg injuries. Many pieces of machinery in this setting are very large. There should be safety mechanisms in place on each one to ensure no one can be in any danger when they are using them or working nearby.
Another potential danger area is where fork lifts are used. In this case there should be clear areas where pedestrians can work safely without fear of being knocked down. The forks of a truck should never endanger the life of anyone nearby or cause serious leg injuries.
Has anything like this happened to you?
If it has, you’ll know how painful even a small injury can be. If health and safety laws have not been properly followed, or if your employer was negligent in any other way, you could have a good case to make for compensation.
If you think this might apply to you, do get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. We’ve got a free enquiry line set up on: 0800 689 0500 now.
If you have some good evidence to back up what happened, you might have a good chance to win compensation. Our no win, no fee way of working means you won’t be out of pocket either.
Date Published: August 13, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead