Foot Injury At Work Compensation Claims

Have you suffered a foot injury due to your employer breaching the duty of care they owed you? If so, you could be entitled to claim. This guide will explore the eligibility criteria that you must meet in order to do so.

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Foot injury claims guide

Your employer owes you a duty of care to keep you safe in the workplace and when performing work-related duties. We will explore this in more detail throughout the guide.

We will also explore how a workplace accident could occur and the injuries that could be sustained.

We also aim to answer the following questions: 

  • How do I claim for an injured foot?
  • How much foot injury compensation could I receive? 

Additionally, we will discuss the benefits of hiring a No Win No Fee solicitor.

Please continue reading to learn more. However, if you would prefer to speak to a member of our team, you can do so. They are available 24/7 to assist you with your potential claim completely free of charge.

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  1. How Do I Make A Foot Injury At Work Claim?
  2. Examples Of How You Could Injure Your Foot At Work
  3. How Can I Prove Negligence As The Cause Of My Pain?
  4. Estimating Compensation For A Foot Injury At Work
  5. What Are The Benefits Of No Win No Fee Solicitors?
  6. Learn More About Foot Injury Claims

How Do I Make A Foot Injury At Work Claim?

There are many ways in which you could endure a foot injury at work. The severity of your injury, in conjunction with the impact it has on your life, will influence how much compensation you could be entitled to. 

It’s important to remember that not all workplace injuries will form the basis of a valid claim. For example, you could be completely responsible for the accident or your injuries, or your employer might have done everything reasonably possible to reduce or remove the risk of injury but you still sustain harm.  In these instances, you would not be able to make a claim.

To be able to seek compensation, you must have been injured due to the negligence of your employer. Negligence involves your employer breaching the duty of care they owed you and causing you to sustain harm, either physically or psychologically, as a result.

Generally, you must also begin your claim within the 3-year time limit set out in the Limitation Act 1980. This time limit may start from the date of the accident or the date you discovered your injuries were caused by negligence.

That being said, there are some exceptions. If you would like to find out more about the foot injury claims process and the exceptions to the time limits, please speak with our team of advisors. 

Examples Of How You Could Injure Your Foot At Work

The duty of care that employers owe their employees is outlined in the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. This central piece of workplace health and safety legislation states that employers must ensure they take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of the workplace, environment, equipment and facilities. A failure to do so is a breach of their duty of care. This could lead to an employee sustaining harm in the workplace.

Examples of accidents at work can include:

  • Your employer fails to clear or signpost a spillage despite being aware of the issue. Consequently, you slip, trip or fall and injure your foot. 
  • When working in a factory, your employer might not have provided you with the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE), such as steel-toe-capped boots. When a heavy object falls on your foot, you suffer a broken bone.
  • One of your employees may not be given the proper forklift training but is asked to operate the vehicle regardless. Consequently, you are struck by a moving object at work when they lose control of the vehicle.

If you have been involved in a situation similar to this and would like to know whether you can claim for a foot injury sustained at work, do not hesitate to speak with an advisor from our team.

How Can I Prove Negligence As The Cause Of My Pain?

When making a workplace accident claim, an effective way to support your case is to gather evidence

Naturally, the first thing you should do after an accident is seek medical attention. This will allow you to be treated for your foot injury and also generate medical records that can be used as evidence. 

Other steps you can take after an accident at work can include:

  • Log the incident in the accident at work book 
  • Gather witness contact details for statements to be taken at a later date 
  • Acquire CCTV footage of the incident 
  • Take pictures of your injuries and/or the scene

You may then wish to seek legal advice. A solicitor can help ensure you gather the relevant evidence needed for a personal injury claim. They can also help you through the different stages of your claim.

Our advisors are on call around the clock to help you with any questions you may have regarding your potential accident at work claim. 

Estimating Compensation For A Foot Injury At Work

If your foot injury claim is successful, your compensation could comprise two heads of claim. 

Firstly, you could receive general damages for any pain and suffering, both physical and mental, caused by your injuries.

For example, your injury could leave you unable to exercise until a recovery is made, something you usually do to reduce stress. If this leads to an increase in distress, anxiety, or depression, you could also be compensated for that. 

We have drafted a table using compensation figures from the Judicial College Guidelines. The JCG is a document that legal professionals can use to assist them when they value general damages. They can also use your medical records alongside the JCG.

However, these figures are not guaranteed because each personal injury claim is unique, and your potential payout could differ.

InjuryCompensation Bracket Details
Foot£169,400 to £201,490(a) The amputation of both feet.
Foot£83,960 to £109,650(b) The amputation of one foot.
Foot£83,960 to £109,650(c) Very severe: Injuries that cause continuing and severe pain or really serious disability.
Foot£41,970 to £70,030(d) Severe: The fracture of both heels or feet which considerably restricts mobility.
Foot£24,990 to £39,200(e) Serious: Injuries are less severe in this bracket but still lead to ongoing pain from traumatic arthritis.
Foot£13,740 to £24,990(f) Moderate: Injuries such as a displaced metatarsal fracture that causes continuing deformity and other symptoms.
FootUp to £13,740(g) Modest: Injuries, such as simple fractures, ruptured ligaments, puncture wounds, that bring continuing symptoms.
Toe£36,520 to £56,080(a) Amputation of all toes.
ToeIn the region of £31,310(b) Amputation of the great toe.
Toe£13,740 to £21,070(c) Severe: For example, a severe crush injury which results in the amputation of one or two toes not including the great toe.

Furthermore, you could be awarded special damages. This head of claim aims to reimburse you for any financial losses endured due to your injuries. 

For example, if your injury prevents you from driving, you might be required to take taxis till you recover. In these instances, you could claim back the travel expenses under special damages.

Special damages can also cover: 

  • Loss of earnings 
  • Care costs 
  • Medical expenses 
  • Home adaptations

It’s important that you keep evidence of any losses including receipts and payslips to support your claim for special damages.

If you would like more details on how much your foot injury claim could be worth, please speak with a member of our team. 

What Are The Benefits Of No Win No Fee Solicitors?

If you make a claim via our panel of personal injury solicitors, you may be covered on a No Win No Fee basis.

Typically, they work under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) which means you usually won’t have to pay any fees for their services upfront or while your claim is ongoing. You normally won’t have to pay for their services if your claim is not successful either.

If your case is won, a legally capped success fee will be deducted from your compensation and paid to your solicitor. 

If you would like to find out whether you are able to make a foot injury claim on this basis, please contact an advisor from our team. 

Contact Us To Start Your Foot Injury Claim

Our advisors are available to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If, after your free consultation, they find you have an eligible claim, they can connect you with a solicitor from our panel to help you seek foot injury compensation. 

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Learn More About Foot Injury Claims

We have included some of our own guides relative to personal injury claims:

Moreover, we have provided you with further reading that may be of use when seeking compensation for a foot injury. 

Thank you for reading our guide on what to do if you have suffered a foot injury due to an employer’s negligence. If you have any other questions, please get in touch using the details provided above.

Writer Beck Patch

Editor Meg McConnell