Suffering from any kind of crush injury can result in great pain and potentially a threat to life if it occurs to the main trunk of the body. However, even a crushed foot can be potentially dangerous if it leads to a significant loss of blood.
While most people will survive a crushed foot, they may not be able to recover all the skills and mobility they had prior to the accident. This is an uncommon accident but it can occur in a variety of situations. You might be in a road accident and have your foot run over by a car or trapped in your own vehicle. It all depends on the individual circumstances.
Can foot crush injury compensation be paid for a work accident?
Certainly – if there is ample proof that negligence was to blame. For instance if you work in a potentially-dangerous environment where these injuries could occur if something was dropped, or if a fork lift ran over your foot, you should be issued with boots. These should have steel toe-caps in them to protect your feet from just this type of injury.
If you are in an accident elsewhere, such as when you are walking from one place to another, you might be entitled to claim foot crush injury compensation if you are run over by a vehicle. Anything like this that is caused by another person could potentially lead to compensation being paid out.
Finding out exactly what happened
It doesn’t matter what happened in the end – what matters most is finding out the facts behind the situation. This will help determine whether a compensation claim of this type can be paid. A lot will depend on the exact circumstances and how the accident came to occur. Once you have this information it becomes a lot easier to work out whether compensation is payable.
In order to determine whether you might have foot crush injury compensation paid to you, you should call Accident Advice Helpline. Our enquiry line is free to call on 0800 689 0500 so you can get the best outcome just when you need it most. Our team of experienced advisors can connect you with one of our lawyers if we determine you have a good chance of winning a sum of compensation, so get in touch with us today to learn more.