Have you suffered life-changing leg injuries in a factory, whilst you were supposed to be safe at work? Too often, we take our safety for granted at work, and although it is your employer’s responsibility to keep you safe, you also need to be aware of your own safety.
Factories are home to heavy machinery, moving parts and even hot industrial ovens and equipment, all of which could cause an accident if not operated correctly. Leg injuries in a factory could occur due to an employee error, faulty machinery or maintenance which has not been carried out correctly, and if you’ve been injured, there’s a chance you could claim personal injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline has years of experience helping workers claim compensation for factory injuries, so why not get in touch with us and see how we can help you make a claim?
How has your leg been injured?
Maybe you’ve been lucky enough to escape your accident with minor cuts and bruises, but many leg injuries have the potential to be life-changing – after all, you need your legs to get around on a daily basis, so any injury could affect your mobility. Here are just a few examples of the types of injuries which could be sustained in a factory
- Burns – for example when cleaning an industrial oven
- Crush injuries – caused by moving parts or rollers
- Fall from height leading to crush injuries or broken bones
- Lacerations from sharp objects or machinery parts
- Fractures after a slip, trip or fall
Whether you have suffered crush injuries after your leg became trapped in machinery you were cleaning or have been burned by a faulty industrial oven, we can help you claim personal injury compensation if negligence has occurred. What does this mean? Well, it means that if your employer is responsible for your accident and could have done more to prevent it from happening, they could be held liable and you could be awarded compensation.
Factories – dangerous places?
There’s no denying that factories can be hazardous places to work, but by putting in place procedures to protect staff, your employer can minimise the risk of accidents occurring. If this hasn’t happened at your work and you have been injured as a result, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline and take advantage of our 100% no win, no fee* service. Call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 today for confidential advice – there’s no obligation to proceed with a claim.