Stylish as they may be, high heeled shoes, and in particular stilettos, can be responsible for an array of painful, potentially permanent conditions few women wearing heels are aware of, at least until it is too late.
Health effects of high heels
Wearing high heels on a regular basis can, for instance, cause:
- Ingrown toenails
- Irreversible leg tendon damage
- Injured or over-worked leg muscles
- Lower back pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Osteoarthritis, especially of the knee
- Achilles tendon problems
The change in posture wearing heels invariably forces you to adopt may also cause sciatica.
What’s more, high heels also make injuries by tripping, slipping or falling more likely. Trip and slip accidents can lead to painful ankle sprains, even broken ankles and other personal injuries.
Obviously, high heels are not always to blame for slip, trip or fall injuries. Clutter in shop pathways, spilled food or drink in pubs and restaurants, loose carpet edges and other hazards can all be the cause of injuries by slipping, tripping or falling.
Shop, restaurant and pub owners, employers and any other authority in charge of a place frequented by members of the public have the responsibility to minimise fall, trip and slip hazards. Should they neglect this responsibility and visitors, customers or employees are injured by slips, trips and falls, they may be held liable and could face compensation claims.
Entitlement to claim
To be entitled to make a personal injury claim, your slip, fall or trip injury must have been caused by another person’s negligence. Claims must also be started within a three-year time limit, starting from the date of the slipping or tripping accident.
To increase your chances of successfully claiming injury compensation, get the help of an in-house Accident Advice Helpline lawyer. Our law firm’s years of experience in conducting injury claims will ensure your lawyer has all the skills and knowledge to bring your claim for compensation to a satisfactory conclusion as quickly as possible.
Exactly how long the process of claiming personal injury compensation will take cannot be specified, as slip or trip injury claims tend to vary in circumstances. How much compensation you will eventually be awarded can also not be promised for the same reason. What is for sure is that your claim will be dealt with as efficiently as possible and under a no-win no-fee* agreement.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 for more information.