If you take your feet for granted, you’re not alone. They let us walk around in our homes and go on long journeys each day. So, when we injure one of them, we soon realise how difficult it is to get on with our lives until it has healed. It’s common to experience foot injury swelling when you hurt your foot in any way, and if this happened at work, you may well question how and why it happened to begin with.
For instance, were you injured in a situation that should never have occurred? Did something fall on your foot and cause bones to break and your foot to swell? Was it crushed when something heavy fell on it?
How common are accidents at work?
As you might guess, the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act made the number of accidents in the workplace drop considerably, especially in the early years following its introduction. While things can and do still go wrong occasionally, they are rarities compared with the years before the Act came into force.
Many foot injuries can be prevented by practising good safety procedures in the workplace. If a job is deemed to have risk factors regarding foot injuries, steel toe-capped boots are usually provided as an essential piece of personal protective equipment. This means the worker should be much safer if something drops onto their foot.
Have you experienced foot injury swelling?
A swollen foot can be very difficult, if not impossible, to walk on. It can be very painful and some people require crutches to walk until the swelling goes down and the injury heals. This can be very inconvenient, as you can probably imagine, and you might even miss work and be unable to do lots of other things, purely because you were hurt in an accident.
So, you may ask whether someone was negligent in letting your accident happen. If you experienced foot injury swelling and you want to try and claim compensation, the best course of action is to ring 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to reach Accident Advice Helpline. We have already provided expert advice with no obligation to continue, and we could offer the same to you, too. Isn’t it time to see whether you could claim some compensation?
Date Published: April 10, 2017
Author: Rob Steen