If you have ever had to use crutches for any reason, you will know how difficult it can be at times. It leaves your hands occupied so you can’t always do anything else while you are using them. While some foot injuries are relatively minor and heal quite easily, there are others that could potentially be far more serious. For example if you were to suffer a crushed foot at work you could end up with injuries that take a long time to heal. In some cases such injuries may never heal fully at all.
If this type of injury occurs at work, there is the potential that the reason for it happening is negligence on the part of the employer. Accident Advice Helpline’s advisors have come across instances where this has been the case, and the employee has been able to successfully put in a compensation claim as a result.
How could a crushed foot at work happen?
Many workers wear steel toe-capped boots to protect their feet while at work. If your workplace should issue these boots and they do not do so, this may point to negligence. If someone is injured and suffers a crushed foot as a result, this negligence would come to light. A risk assessment should identify the need for such boots in the right situations, yet the assessment still needs to be adhered to for it to work. In other cases other things might happen that could be prevented, such as heavy loads being carried improperly because people were not trained to do it correctly.
If negligence is found to be the direct cause of the accident, this may help to support a compensation claim by the injured worker. When this happens there is a chance the compensation – if successfully won – could help them pay their bills if they cannot work or they are still recovering.
Prevention is always the best route
Obviously no one wants to suffer such injuries in the first place. If every business and company applies the health and safety rules in every possible way, it will ensure very few people will ever be hurt at work.
For those occasions when this is sadly not the case, a call to Accident Advice Helpline might be in order. Make sure you make that call today if you think your injury was preventable. Proof of negligence can be determined and if present can lead to a compensation claim. Call now on 0800 689 0500 to find out more.
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown