Being injured in an accident at work can result in serious, life-changing injuries which could affect your ability to do your job or even your mobility. The most common types of injury resulting in a limp are strains, sprains and fractures, but other injuries such as crush injuries could also lead to permanent mobility issues such as developing a limp.
If you have been left unable to walk without limping after an accident at your work, ask yourself who’s to blame for your accident? If the answer is somebody else, then Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim personal injury compensation that could help you and your family through this difficult time. A personal injury settlement could help cover the cost of medical treatment or pay household bills such as the rent or mortgage, whilst you focus on recovering from your injuries. We’ve helped hundreds of workers claim compensation since we were established in 2000, and our patron, Dame Esther Rantzen, has recommended us for our excellent customer service.
How did your accident happen?
Sometimes, accidents happen that are nobody’s fault, but here are a few examples of workplace accidents which could result in a limp, and which are caused by negligence:
- A slip, trip or fall – for example a fall from height or slipping on a wet floor (where no warning signs were displayed)
- Struck or run over by a forklift truck or heavy vehicle, causing crush injuries
- Objects falling from height – such as from scaffolding or off shelves in a warehouse
- Injured by machinery with moving parts, for example getting your foot caught in moving rollers whilst cleaning or repairing machinery
Your employer has a responsibility to ensure that your workplace is safe and that employees are trained to carry out their roles safely. If you’ve suffered injuries resulting in a limp after a workplace accident, your employer could be held liable if it turns out they have breached health and safety regulations or have failed to keep you safe at work.
How do you know if your employer has been negligent? Well, for example, if they have allowed untrained drivers to operate forklift trucks and you have been run over, you could claim personal injury compensation. If you’ve been left with a limp after suffering leg injuries in a fall from height, you could claim compensation if your employer failed to provide safety equipment, such as harnesses. We can help you get the compensation you deserve and our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee** basis. It’s free to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 for confidential, no-obligation advice today.