Bone fractures in the workplace are surprisingly common. Whilst they are mostly due to a genuine accident, there are many cases where they occur due to negligence of others or an unsafe work environment. Whatever the cause, breaking a bone can be a very painful and traumatic experience. The recovery times can vary depending on the severity and location of the fracture but in the worst cases, the damage can be life altering. Some broken bones heal easily, but others can lead to further effects such as damage to the surrounding tissues and organs meaning that further surgeries and rehabilitation therapy may be required.
At Injury Lawyers UK we have a lot of experience in dealing with claims regarding workplace accidents. We understand the effects that a broken bone can cause not only physically but also emotionally. The recovery can cause great stress and effort not only on your part but also on your families.
Employers have a duty to implement the correct health and safety measures to protect staff and visitors from experiencing a workplace accident. If we feel you have a case for a claim, we always strive to get the maximum amount of compensation which not only takes into consideration the pain and suffering you have endured, but also the ongoing treatment, emotional trauma, and loss of earnings.
Types of Claim
Unfortunately, there are many ways someone might break a bone. In the workplace some of the most common causes may include:
• Slips, trips and falls
• Crush accidents
• Falling objects
• Faulty equipment
• Vehicle crashes
Of course, an accident causing a bone fracture may occur anywhere. In the workplace however, there are common health and safety measures that may not have been followed and therefore others have failed in their duty of care. These include:
• Inadequate training
• Wet surfaces
• Obstructing debris, wires or leads
• Lack of safety measures when working from heights
• Inadequate safety equipment
• Lack of proper equipment maintenance
• Inadequate signage of a hazardous area
Can I Make a Claim?
If you have suffered a broken or fractured bone after an accident in the workplace that wasn’t your fault, you may be liable for compensation. We would like to hear from you about any potential claim you may have. There is no risk to yourself as we have a no win, no fee policy so if you do not pursue the claim or we are unsuccessful, you do not have to pay a penny. It’s time to get the justice you deserve.
Contact Injury Lawyers UK
Our team of personal injury are on hand to help and advise you through any potential claim you may want to make. Contact us on 0800 1123 156, text “CONTACT” to 80011,or fill out our personal injury enquiry form and we will get in touch with you.