Foot Injuries in the Workplace
The human body depends upon the healthy and successful action of and interaction between literally hundreds of different systems and parts. Throughout most of our lives we tend to take for granted that this delicate interplay will carry on as it is supposed to, and our ability to work may be intimately tied to that expectation.
The feet may be the most direct representation of this. Until an individual suffers a foot injury he or she will be likely to have a very limited appreciation for the vital role of the feet in the most basic actions. Standing, walking, lifting, climbing stairs, and numerous other tasks that may be integral to executing your job responsibilities can all be inhibited by workplace foot injuries.
If you have suffered a foot injury in the workplace, then you are likely entitled to file a claim to receive workers’ compensation benefits. To learn more, contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of Law Office of Sam Scudder at (252) 222-0227.
Common Foot Injuries
The foot is far more complicated than might first seem apparent. It contains many different bones, connective tissues, and muscles. Harm to any one of those parts can translate into serious physical pain and might severely hinder an individual’s mobility and capacity to stand. In the workplace, foot injuries may be caused by dropped objects, crush injuries, overexertion, or other mishaps. Common foot injuries include:
- Fractured bones
- Tendon damage
- Ligament damage
- Toe amputations
- Foot amputations
Our firm is committed to helping injured workers obtain the benefits that they are due. If you have been the victim of an accident in the workplace that affected your foot, contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of Law Office of Sam Scudder today at (252) 222-0227.