Every day people are injured in a variety of different ways. In some cases they might simply have a trip or fall as a result of not looking where they were going. However, in some isolated cases they might have an accident at work. In this situation they might end up being injured through no fault of their own, but instead because health and safety laws have potentially been ignored or flouted in some way.
All kinds of injuries might potentially occur in a work accident. For example some people have suffered heavy bruising in a work accident. While this might sound like a fairly minor injury, the bruising we are referring to is far more severe than the average bruise you might incur. If someone else was at fault for letting the accident happen, the injured party might consider claiming compensation.
How might heavy bruising in a work accident happen in the first place?
There are many ways in which this could occur. Normally someone is bruised when they come into contact with something. This could happen at speed, for example if you fell over and hit a part of yourself on something stationary. Alternatively something might fall on you and cause heavy bruising that way instead.
In any event there is the potential for someone to be hurt in this manner at work. Fortunately the vast majority of employers take their duty of care towards their employees with great seriousness. This means very few employees will ever be in any danger of being hurt on the job, whatever they might do for a living.
Getting proper medical advice
When something like this happens you should always seek medical advice. It won’t be known whether any underlying damage, such as broken bones, is present unless and until you get medical care. Even if there is bruising and no other injuries, you will be told to rest until you feel better. It could take some time for the bruising and associated swelling to go down.
In some cases there will be a chance for the injured person to claim compensation. If you think you might be in just such a situation, call us at Accident Advice Helpline now by using the free enquiry line. This is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0800 689 0500 so use it today.
Date Published: June 18, 2015
Author: David Brown