Foot Injury Caused at Work – Can You Claim Compensation?

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Foot Injury at Work
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Legally reviewed by: LLB (Hons) & LPC Stacy Pimlott In: Industrial Disease

Can I Claim for a Foot Injury Caused at Work?

If you have suffered from a foot injury at work and it was caused by safety failings, then you may be entitled to compensation.

Our specialist personal injury solicitors can help you claim compensation for a foot injury that you sustained while at work, and that was caused by an unsafe working environment.

What Can Cause Foot Injury at Work?

Injuries to the feet can occur in a wide range of different scenarios. If you have worked in an environment that requires you or your colleagues to move heavy items, there may have been an incident in which something was dropped on your foot.

In some workplaces, there may have been a situation in which a vehicle has been driven over your foot.

You may also have tripped, slipped or fallen due to a dangerous surface.

Whatever the exact circumstances surrounding the incident that caused your foot injury, if your employer has failed to protect you from dangerous hazards, then you could make a claim for compensation against them. Contact us today for help with your foot injury case.

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What are the Different Types of Foot Injury?

There are a number of different types of foot injury. The foot is made up of three sections – in order to ascertain the extent of the damage and support your claim, it is helpful to understand which part of your foot you have damaged. The three sections are:

  • The Hind-foot

This consists of the ankle and the heel. This section is very important for providing support to the rest of the leg. The heel bone, which is the biggest bone in the foot, is also located here.

  • The Mid-foot

This is shaped like a pyramid and has bones which make up the arches in the foot.

  • The Fore-foot

This is where the toes are located, as well as five bones of longer length which are called the metatarsals.

If you have suffered a foot injury at work, this could mean that your foot has been damaged in a number of different ways, and the injury could vary in severity. It may be that something has been dropped on the top of your foot, that you have stood on something that has caused damage to the underside of your foot, or that injury has been caused to your toes.

There are also a lot of muscles, tendons, and ligaments located in the feet, and injury to any of these can also stop you being able to walk, run or raise onto your toes. It is important to seek medical advice if you have suffered a foot injury at work, to rule out any potential of it getting worse. Once you have medical advice on your injury, contact us for a chat about how we can help you with your claims process.

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Suffering from a foot injury at work can take time and energy to recover from, and we want to offer as much legal support as possible to allow you to do that. With a compensation payment that can go towards the costs of recovery, you can focus on getting back to your normal way of life.

Contact our expert industrial disease solicitors today.

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