The majority of work days in the UK pass without incident for those who are completing them. We all know things can potentially happen at work that might potentially result in injury; however most of us will complete our working lives without incurring any such problems.
This is great news, but of course things can happen and potential hazards might lead someone to sustain injuries at some point in their working life. Industrial foot injuries can potentially be very serious but they are also rare, as described above. There are various ways in which employers make sure their employees are always as safe as they can be.
For example they might issue steel toe-capped boots if the workers are deemed to require them in order to protect against foot injuries. These can make all the difference to the outcome of an accident if something drops onto someone’s foot. The steel toe-capped part of the boot would take the impact, thus protecting the person’s foot from potential injury. There are various other things that can also be done to help prevent injuries of this kind from happening at work, so few will ever have to worry about them at all.
What could the consequence of foot injuries be?
Obviously severe bruising and possibly cuts could occur in this situation. However broken bones might also happen, not to mention the possibility of dislocations or perhaps even having one or more toes severed in an accident. Anything like this could potentially be very painful and lead the affected person into a long recovery. Losing toes could be particularly problematic since they help with balance and with walking as well. It could even mean the person affected may no longer be able to work in the same job they were previously doing.
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Any incident such as this is worth investigating. Let Accident Advice Helpline take the strain and call 0800 689 0500 or take the 30-second online test on our website today. Either of these steps will take you closer to finding out if a no win, no fee* compensation claim could be successful in your case. Speak with a lawyer who has extensive experience in such areas and ensure you make the most of your situation. You could look back and be glad you made that call to us.
Date Published: April 19, 2015
Author: Rob Steen