How many steps do you take every day? Whatever the number might be, you probably won’t think twice about the work your feet have to do from the moment you get out of bed each day. You might end up with a blister or two now and then, but you wouldn’t expect to suffer foot crush injuries in any way.
While these injuries are uncommon, they might potentially occur in a variety of situations. For example you could be affected by injuries like this if a car mounted the pavement and ran over your foot.
On the other hand you might end up with a similar injury if something was to fall on your foot at work. In any event if you did suffer foot crush injuries you have a right to determine whether someone else was negligent in causing them to occur.
How serious can these injuries be?
There are some instances where crush injuries can cause severe tissue damage but the bones beneath remain unbroken. In other cases bones can break, incurring a period of time in a plaster cast in many cases.
Each case will be treated differently depending on whether the injuries are internal, external or both. As you can imagine the length of recovery time needed will depend largely on how serious the injuries are. In some cases physiotherapy might be required.
Some people have claimed compensation if their injuries have been proven to have been caused by someone else. For instance there are cases in which people have been affected by a lack of health and safety at work. In another example someone may have been driving without due care and attention and would therefore be negligent in this respect.
Focusing on recovery
The degree to which you could recover from crushed foot injuries might depend on how serious those injuries are, as well as how they heal. Some people may be left with a permanent limp or may not be able to walk without the aid of a stick or crutch.
In the worst-case scenario, serious injuries may mean someone cannot work again.
Clearly there might be a need to discuss the potential for a compensation claim to be made if you’ve suffered injuries of this nature. Our free enquiry line is open throughout the day and night, so get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline now by calling 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: June 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen