How can I claim for a crushed foot injury at work?
Suffering a crushed foot injury at work is extremely painful and, in some cases, the severity of the injury can be life changing. The right compensation can help take your mind off your finances and support you through recovery from your injury. Our personal injury specialists have a great deal of experience and can help you with every part of the claim process.
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How can I suffer a crushed foot injury?
A crushed foot is one of the most serious foot injuries that can suffer from. The severity of it means that you will need urgent medical assistance, and continued support for a long period of time after your accident. It is a complex injury as it involves damage to the soft tissue inside the foot, as well as damage to the skeletal structure of the foot.
Serious crush injuries are divided into three different categories. These are:
- Type I
This is when the crushing object is large and heavy and remains in contact with the foot for a long period of time. The soft tissue in the foot is usually severely damaged.
- Type II
This occurs when there are also elements of laceration. There are usually open fractures.
- Type III
This happens when there is a large and heavy object applied to the foot that moves. The soft tissue is therefore severely damaged.
If you have suffered an injury that is this serious, you will often know. However, in the cases of less serious crushed foot, the symptoms are:
- Inability to put weight on the foot
In cases where you have not damaged the outer part of the foot, you may need an X-ray or bone scan to determine the damage.
If you have suffered a crushed foot injury, we can help you with your compensation claim. Contact our industrial disease team today to find out how we can help you.
How could this happen in my workplace?
Suffering a crushed foot injury is most common when you are working in an environment where you may be at risk of large and heavy objects falling onto your feet. For this reason, some jobs will put you more at risk than others.
Jobs with a high risk include:
- Construction worker
- Warehouse worker
- Factory worker
In some cases, crush injuries to the feet may also occur when a heavy vehicle drives over the foot. If this has happened to you in your workplace, contact us today.
How can I claim compensation for a crushed foot?
Your employer is legally obliged to try and create the safest possible working environment for you at all times. If they have failed in this duty of care, then you can make a claim against them. To start to build your case, it is useful to have a number of different types of evidence about your accident. This could include:
- Witness statements
- Photos of your crushed foot injury
- CCTV footage of the accident
- Photos of where the accident occurred
- Any medical notes
- The accident book report from your workplace
Suffering a crushed foot can be a traumatic experience and, here at AWH Solicitors, we want to be able to assist you in any way that we can with your compensation case. We have recently won a crushed foot case where our client received £70,000 in compensation for his suffering. Our personal injury specialists are ready to listen to your story, and help you with the next stage of your recovery.
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