Spending most of your workday on your feet can lead to foot and ankle work injury. However, many people who suffer from foot and ankle injuries ignore the pain, choosing to continue working rather than addressing the problem. Unfortunately, this can lead the injury to worsen and could result in further injury that may require extensive treatment. If you have suffered such an injury, it is important to discuss your situation with work injury attorneys to learn what rights you may have.
You may not realize that the foot is made up of more than 20 bones and these bones are rarely protected properly in the workplace. About ten percent of all fractures occur in the foot, leading many to wonder why more protections are not provided for the bones in the feet. You can injure your foot while walking in the office or dropping something heavy on your foot, leading to a severe injury that could keep you from working for a long period.
Ankle sprains and strains are not uncommon in the workplace. A sprain can occur quickly and are common while people are working long hours. An ankle sprain or strain can occur by tripping, falling or lifting something too heavy. You can also strain or sprain ligaments or muscles in the foot. These types of strains and sprains can be extremely painful with some reporting a foot sprain as more painful than an ankle strain.
According to the work injury attorneys at Lundy Law, if you suffer a foot or ankle injury in the workplace, your employer is required to provide you with workers’ compensation coverage. This means you should receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills and other expenses. Even if you are fully or partially responsible for your injury, you are entitled to workers’ compensation.
You cannot be fired for filing a claim under Pennsylvania law. An attorney can help guide you through the process and help you get the compensation you deserve. Hiring an attorney doesn’t mean you plan to sue as the law prevents you from doing so in most cases. Our attorneys will simply fight for your rights under the law.
If you or a loved one has suffered an ankle or foot injury at work, contact Lundy Law today to learn what rights you may have. You can arrange for your initial, no obligation consultation by calling 1-800-Lundy Law or completing the easy form online.