How To Sue Your Employer For A Broken Foot Injury At Work

In this article, we will be discussing the claims process for a broken foot injury at work or a toe injury at work and the steps you need to take to start your claim. 

To help you understand how to claim for a broken foot, we’ll be looking at an illustrative case study created based on our past experiences with claims for a broken foot injury. We’ll also explain how you can identify who was liable for your injuries and how to prove it.

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Additionally, we look at how to accurately calculate what you could claim in compensation. If this is information you’re looking for and something you need help with, keep reading to find out where to start and how much compensation you could be entitled to. 

We offer free legal advice, 24/7, with our helpline and panel of solicitors ready to help you with any questions you might have about your personal injury claim. 

Call us on 0800 408 7827 for help now.

About Broken Foot Injuries

  1. How To Sue For A Broken Foot Injury At Work
  2. Causes Of Broken Foot Injury Claims Against Employers
  3. Calculating Settlements For A Broken Foot Injury At Work
  4. How To Claim For A Broken Foot With A No Win No Fee Agreement

How To Sue For A Broken Foot Injury At Work

The government set out guidelines in the Health and Safety at Work Act etc. 1974 (HASAWA) to ensure your employer takes reasonable precautions to provide you with good health and safety in the workplace.

The most common things your employer is required to provide are:

  • An organised workplace with reduced hazards
  • Proper equipment
  • Appropriate training
  • Maintenance of an organised workplace and equipment
  • Safe facilities 

Without these in place, you’re at risk of suffering from accidents at work that aren’t your fault.

How Could Your Employer Breach Their Duty Of Care?

If your employer fails to comply with these provisions, it means they may have breached their duty of care to you. It could result in potentially serious foot and leg injuries that lead to difficult circumstances and unfortunate consequences that you have to suffer. 

An employer could breach their duty of care and be liable for slips, trips or falls on the same level if an injury results from them:

  • Not training staff appropriately on how to attend to spillages
  • Knowing of a leak but not ensuring it is seen to
  • Knowing of hazardous flooring but not giving appropriate warning to staff

These are just some examples. If your employer is at fault, you can start your personal injury claims for a broken foot today. For more information on how to claim for a broken foot, keep reading or call our team on the number at the top of the page.

Causes Of Broken Foot Injury Claims Against Employers

Many situations could cause you to break your foot at work, for example, tripping and falling over something, dropping something heavy or misstepping and wearing improper footwear. Cluttered or poorly lit hazardous areas could also result in a foot injury. 

Those who work in certain environments could be more at risk than others too. You may be in danger, for example, of heavy objects dropping on your foot and falling from a height if you work on a construction site. 

These accidents can result from your employer breaching their duty of care. They may not have provided you with the correct footwear, for example, which can cause various breaks and fractures if an accident occurs. If that were the case, you might be able to claim.

Calculating Settlements For A Broken Foot Injury At Work

There might be quite a few questions on your mind, such as, how much compensation can I get for a broken foot? What types of damages can I claim for? And most importantly, how do I start my broken foot injury claims process? 

Firstly, we can look at the types of compensation you can claim. There are two types, general damages and special damages. Both cover different losses that you might have faced as a result of your accident. 

General damages take into account the physical pain, emotional suffering and the effect the injury has had on your quality of life. It’s important to have evidence that the injury was caused by an accident in the workplace. However, if your injury already existed but the accident worsened it, you could still claim. For example, if you have a pre-existing condition such as back problems and you fell on your back at work which then caused your condition to worsen, this could be as a result of negligence in the workplace. 

As part of the claims process, you should meet with an independent medical professional who can assess your injuries and establish whether they were caused (or worsened) by the accident or not. If you choose to use a personal injury solicitor, they can arrange this meeting for you. They can use the resulting report to value your injuries. 

Although it can be tempting to use a personal injury claims calculator to figure out the amount of compensation you can receive, it can sometimes be inaccurate. We recommend looking through our case study below or call our advisors for a more accurate estimation of how much you could claim.

For more advice and help with any questions you may have, call us on the number in the top right-hand corner.

How To Claim For A Broken Foot With A No Win No Fee Agreement

A common worry you might have about making a claim is how much the solicitor fees will cost you. If this is a concern you have, there is an option to enter into a No Win No Fee agreement, also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), when making a claim. 

This simply means that if your solicitor doesn’t win the case, you don’t have to pay any of their fees. If your case is won, the solicitor will take a small success fee. The fee they take is a legally capped percentage and will be decided when you enter the agreement. 

There are many benefits to entering this type of agreement, for example:

  • You will have no upfront solicitor fees to pay.
  • There are no solicitor fees to pay that build up during the claim.
  • If your claim doesn’t succeed, you don’t have to pay the solicitor fees.

A lawyer from our panel can help you keep costs low when making your personal injury claim and provide you with all the information you’ll need.

Speak To Our Team To Get Free Legal Advice

We’ve given you a lot of information to think about; however, the main thing you need to remember is that we are here to help in any way we can. 

We can provide you with free advice that will help you:

  • Start your claim
  • Get a better understanding of the compensation you could get for a broken foot
  • Help you understand No Win No Fee agreements
  • Get access to a personal injury specialist 

For more information, contact us now on the following: 

  • Call us on 0800 408 7827
  • Use our live chat at the bottom of the page
  • Send us an enquiry regarding your claim

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Article by MIT

Edited by INE