If you have ever received a foot injury you’ll know how difficult it can be to keep off that foot while it heals. However, once things are back to normal you don’t really think about it again.
The same cannot be said if you suffered foot crush injuries at work. These can potentially occur if something falls on your foot, crushing it in the process. If you are in a job where there is a potential of this occurring, you should be issued with steel toe-capped boots for protection.
The steel can withstand heavy weights being dropped onto your feet and could save you from a nasty injury. However the boots may not withstand all crush injuries. This is why some people will end up with life-changing injuries in these situations.
Who is responsible for foot crush injuries at work?
Obviously it is very important to determine who is at fault in these situations. If the employer has done everything by the book and made sure you were issued with the proper footwear but you chose not to wear them, this might be seen as your fault.
However if no risk assessment was done by the employer and this led to some hazards not being dealt with, the employer could be found at fault.
This is one of the reasons why many people go to companies such as Accident Advice Helpline for professional legal advice. Suffering life-changing injuries such as these could have a profound effect on how you live your life from this moment on.
If you could claim compensation you may end up in a better position with less to worry about financially.
Could you recover from your injuries?
Some people are fortunate enough to make a full recovery. Others might end up with a limp or be unable to walk the distances they did before.
In other cases people may end up having to stop work and use crutches or a walking stick because of the damage from their foot injury.
This is why it is imperative that you contact Accident Advice Helpline today for no-obligation advice about your injury.
By calling us on 0800 689 0500 – free of charge – you can make sure you get proper legal advice now. We are experts in such claims and are the best people to call.
Date Published: July 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen