Would you suppose some workplaces are potentially more hazardous than others? For example, would you think a working environment where chemicals are used on a regular basis is more hazardous than an office?
In truth any workplace has the potential to be hazardous if adequate steps are not taken to ensure the hazards are properly managed. Risk assessments were brought in for this very reason, so employers could assess where the potential dangers were.
In this instance you can accept that a printer falling on the foot of a worker might incur some significant injuries, as would something falling on the foot of a builder on a building site. Foot injuries in the workplace could potentially occur in any workplace, so there is the chance that things can go wrong wherever an individual happens to work. All it takes is the prospect of negligence to lead to a greater chance of problems occurring.
Suffering foot injuries in the workplace
It’s common enough to take our feet for granted. However you probably know how painful it can be to even get something as superficial as a blister. Just imagine then how painful more serious foot injuries could be.
It could be a broken ankle, a twisted ligament or even crush injuries. In any case there is the potential for more severe injuries to be suffered in some instances.
The team working at Accident Advice Helpline is always on hand to consider cases where people have gone through foot injuries in the workplace. They may not be life-threatening but the more serious ones can still change a person’s life.
Trying to work out who is to blame
It’s never nice suffering injuries of any kind. However when you’re not to blame it can be worse still because you know you did nothing to cause those injuries to happen.
There could be cases where it is possible to determine who was negligent and who therefore led the circumstances in which the accident occurred to be present.
Finding out the answers can be difficult if you go it alone. However if you were to call Accident Advice Helpline you could get the answers you need faster than you think.
Make sure you get in touch by using our free enquiry line at 0800 689 0500 today. This is by far the best way to work out what chances you have of getting compensation.
Date Published: June 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen