If you work in a job where you are always on your feet, for example if you’re a school dinner lady or work in a shop, then you may be at risk of suffering a foot injury plantar fascia rupture. Also known as plantar fasciitis, this is an injury to the sole of the foot which can be debilitating and painful. Although surgery is rarely needed, you may need to take time off work and keep weight off your injured foot until symptoms have improved, which may affect your earnings. If you’ve been affected by a foot injury plantar fascia rupture, let Accident Advice Helpline help you claim personal injury compensation within three years of your accident.
What happens in a foot injury plantar fascia rupture?
Plantar fasciitis occurs when damage to the fascia, a tough band of tissue which runs under the sole of the foot, becomes ruptured or torn. This can cause serious heel pain which can be debilitating. Whilst you should see your GP if you think you are suffering from a plantar fascia rupture, treatment is generally in the form of self-care at home. Your GP may recommend rest, using ice to reduce pain and swelling, taking painkillers and wearing supportive shoes. If you work in a job with long periods of standing around, you may need to adjust your work hours or ask your employer to grant you extra rest breaks due to your injuries.
You could make a claim for compensation if you feel that your injury was caused by your job – for example if you were understaffed at work and not allowed to take breaks, you may have spent the whole day on your feet, causing your foot injury.
Why are you entitled to compensation?
Many people worry that by making a claim they are somehow ‘working the system’ but this actually isn’t true. You are perfectly entitled to claim compensation if you have been injured as a result of somebody else’s negligence. In the example above where you couldn’t take rest breaks at work, your employer is behaving negligently. This means that you could make a claim with Accident Advice Helpline for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings. We can help you to claim compensation for a wide range of different injuries to your foot, including plantar fasciitis, so get in touch with us after your accident to find out more.
There are no upfront fees to worry about as our professional personal injury solicitors work on a no win no fee basis, so you can call us on 0800 689 5659 today. All advice is offered on a no-obligation basis.