You’d be forgiven for thinking your toes are fairly inconsequential. After all, they’re small and you don’t really think too much about them unless you stub your toes on something and it hurts.
However, your toes are far more important than you might think. If you lose your big toe you’ll certainly have trouble balancing, as it plays a very important role in helping you stand without incident. Even your smaller toes play a part in making it easy to walk and stand, and if you were to lose one or more of them you could be left with significant problems.
Crushed toes and consequences
Toes can be crushed if something is dropped on them or if they are caught up in an accident of some kind. For example, if you work somewhere where heavy objects and machinery are regularly in use, you should wear steel toe-capped boots to protect your feet.
If you are not given these by your employer and your toes are crushed, it could point to negligence. This in turn may well increase the odds of claiming crushed toes injury compensation.
Even if you don’t lose your toes you could lose feeling in one or more of them as the result of an accident. This in turn can make it difficult to walk, depending on how many toes (and which ones) are affected.
Could you claim?
If you have been in an accident of any kind, whether it happened at work, in your car or anywhere else, you might have a chance to get crushed toes injury compensation if you think someone else was responsible for your injury. Sometimes this will be obvious, but if not, you should still make sure you get some expert advice about your situation.
This is where Accident Advice Helpline can help out. You can find out more if you call 0800 689 0500. As you might notice, that’s a free enquiry line number so there is no charge to you for getting in touch. You will get no-obligation advice too, so why not call us as soon as you can?
One of our lawyers could assess your case and take on your claim on a no win, no fee basis as well. If you call now you could soon be on the way towards a successful conclusion, so what do you have to lose?
Date Published: October 25, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead