Leg injuries come in all shapes and sizes. It could be anything from a superficial cut to a broken bone, or crush injuries caused by something falling on the leg. A leg injury at work is a rare thing, mainly because the health and safety laws are very strict. Every employer must follow all the rules and regulations laid down in these laws, to ensure they do not put their employees in any risky positions.
While most employees never experience any type of accident at work, there are some who have been hurt at some point in the past. For example, some have fallen from height or suffered an accident in a work vehicle. Either of these could potentially cause crush injuries to the leg or to other parts of the body.
How long does recovery from a leg injury at work take?
This will depend on the nature of the injury and how severe it is. For example, a simple break to a bone will take several weeks to heal. This could well mean you are unable to work at all for that period of time. In any event, you will experience some discomfort and you will be unable to do all the things you normally would.
More serious injuries could potentially result in a longer recovery time. Very few people have had to undergo amputation as a result of a leg injury at work, but it could potentially happen. As you can imagine, it depends how serious the accident is and what exactly occurred to lead to the injury happening in the first place.
What can you do after sustaining an injury like this?
Your first thought will be to get the proper medical treatment, and to focus on your recovery. However, you may also wish to get proper legal advice regarding what happened and whether you could make a no win, no fee compensation claim.
To find out if you could do this, all you need to do is call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. Our enquiry line is free to call at all times, and it can be the first step in the process of seeking compensation. If it can be proven that someone else caused your injuries to be suffered in the first place, you may well have a strong case to begin with.
Date Published: March 5, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead