Injuries in the workplace account for over 22 million sick days every year in the UK alone, and that figure doesn’t seem to be shrinking. Employers have a duty of care to their employees and when these are not in place, the results can lead to all types of injuries.
Ankle injuries are particularly painful and make up a considerable percentage of these workplace accidents. If you have sustained an ankle injury at work and need some fast and friendly advice, please call us at Accident Advice Helpline immediately.
Why do workplace ankle injuries happen?
When we are on the move, our ankles are always being used, and this is why they become injured so often in the workplace. You may suffer from an ankle injury as the result of a slip or a fall, or even standing awkwardly whilst lifting an object. This type of injury is usually very painful and can often result in a long and expensive recovery process.
Our employers have a duty of care to provide for their employees and when these procedures are not in place, workplace accidents can result. Whether you work in a factory, a construction site or even an office, ankle injuries can happen if you are not following the correct health and safety procedures. If you feel that your employer has not created a safe working environment, you may be able to claim for financial compensation.
How can we avoid them?
Most ankle injuries can be avoided if we follow the correct health and safety procedures in the workplace. The floor space that you are working on should be clear of the usual hazards and objects that could create an obstruction. You may be standing for extended periods of time and if your posture is not correct, an ankle injury could be just around the corner.
If you feel at risk during your working day, please speak to your employer and ask for some help regarding your vulnerability. If your employer does not offer the correct advice, and an injury ensues, you may be able to claim for injury financial compensation.
What if I have an ankle injury in the workplace?
If you have an ankle injury in the workplace and want some advice regarding claiming for financial compensation, please call Accident Advice Helpline now on our 24/7 freephone number.
We have been dealing with ankle injury claims since 2000 and work on a 100% no win no fee basis. Your claim will be dealt with by our team of legal experts and a court appearance will not usually be necessary.