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Suffering a leg injury at work can have a huge impact on your life. Not only do you need to deal with the physical injury, you may also need to adjust most areas of your life because of changes to your mobility. You might need a wheelchair or walking aid, either in the short or long-term; or, in the most severe cases, you could be dealing with the loss of one or both legs after your accident at work. The emotional and psychological impact of a serious workplace leg injury shouldn’t be underestimated either, this type of injury can be truly life-changing and affects not just you, but your loved ones too.
If your leg injury at work happened because your employer had failed to properly follow health and safety legislation, this means that they have therefore failed in their duty of care towards you and could potentially be in breach of the law. If your employer is found to be liable for your leg injury, you might be able to claim compensation.
Get in touch with our specialist accident at work team to find out more about workplace leg injury claims by calling 0161 696 6235.
Common types of leg injury at work
There are lots of different ways in which people can suffer a leg injury at work, and some of these could apply in any workplace, regardless of the industry you work in, whilst some would apply more to specific work settings, such as those involving machinery or working at height.
Some of the most common types of leg injuries at work can be caused by:
- Slipping, tripping or falling over at work
- An insecure load hitting or falling on your leg
- Your leg being pinned, crushed or caught by machinery or another heavy object
- Falling from height
- Repetitive strain injury to the leg – from having to work in an uncomfortable position for long periods or being required to move your leg repeatedly in a way that puts strain on it
Some of the most common injuries caused by these types of incidents can include fractures/broken bones, lacerations, muscle, tendon and ligament injuries. Leg injuries sustained at work might vary in their severity, but in some cases can be life-changing. It’s always recommended to take legal advice after any leg injury at work to find out if you are able to make a compensation claim.
How much compensation can be expected for a leg injury at work?
Every claim for a leg injury at work is different, so it’s not possible to estimate the amount of compensation until the full circumstances of the incident are known and the full extent of the injury and any long-term consequences have been assessed by an expert.
One of the main factors is the severity of the injury, so when comparing compensation, the sum paid out in a successful claim for a leg muscle injury at work where a full recovery is likely, would be less than for an injury involving several fractures or loss of limb.
However, these are not the only factors involved. If your injury has resulted in severe scars on your legs caused by the accident at work, you may also be able to include this in your claim, along with reimbursement for any financial losses suffered, such as lost wages or the cost of rehabilitation treatment.
Our team can offer a free initial assessment of your leg injury claim and once we know all the details about what happened and the most likely long-term impact of your injury, we can estimate the amount of compensation that you might receive for a successful claim. Stephensons can offer most leg injury at work compensation on a no win, no fee basis (also known as a conditional fee agreement or CFA), so that if the claim is not successful, you won’t have any legal fees to pay.
Why choose Stephensons for your leg injury at work claim?
Our specialist accidents at work team know what it takes to build a successful claim for leg injury at work compensation. We always work hard to ensure the best possible outcome for every single client and we understand the difference that a successful claim can make to your life. Not only does the compensation make a practical difference and offer some financial peace of mind, it can also offer a sense of justice that can help our client and their loved ones to move forward from what has happened. Get in touch on 0161 696 6235 to find out more.
It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, and you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf.
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