If you are looking for information on how you could develop a foot injury, you have come to the right place. There are many ways in which your foot could become injured. Here, we will discuss some of the most common.
How you could develop a foot injury on your high street
The high street is one of the most common areas for foot injuries. That is because the majority of foot injuries are caused by slips, trips and falls. When you head for the high street, you are entering an environment that is not familiar to you, in comparison to your home or workplace, and where many people have responsibility for different areas.
For example, your local council has responsibility for maintaining pathways, pavements, roads and walkways. But who maintains the manhole cover that is broken? What if the council has failed to mend a broken kerb? What happens to icy walkways in the winter?
Inside high street shops, the situation can be clearer. A supermarket with a spillage needs to act promptly to make sure any slippery flooring is signposted and cleared. A café should be sure that walkways are clear for those carrying hot drinks. A department store needs to ensure that there are not trip hazards.
Unfortunately, many accidents do take place in these public areas. In the case of slips, trips and falls, the most common result is a foot injury.
How you could develop a foot injury in the workplace
Foot injuries at work occur regularly, particularly in manufacturing and construction environments. In contrast to high street injuries, workplace foot injuries can include crush or trap injuries. Many workplaces provide employees with boots to protect feet against crush injuries. But sometimes injuries at work occur because employers have not taken reasonable health and safety precautions or not provided appropriate personal protective equipment such as boots.
If your employer has failed to keep you safe at work, you are likely to be eligible to make a compensation claim. We can help you get the compensation you deserve.
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Date Published: 5th August 2016
Author: Lynne Bell