Depending on your profession, you may have concerns about the safety of your feet. This doesn't come into play with every career, but it's something to think about if you work in construction, a warehouse or any other industry in which you're always on the go.
Here are some of the most common types of workplace foot injuries:
- Crushed or broken feet. This can be the result of a falling object, a foot that gets trapped in between two objects or a moving vehicle (among other circumstances).
- Cuts or lacerations. There are many situations that can lead to this injury, such as improper use of a saw or rotary mower.
- Sprains, twists or fractures. From slippery floors to debris, there are many situations that can lead to this type of injury.
Some foot injuries are more serious than others, but every one requires immediate medical attention. For example, if you twist your ankle, you may not know the extent of your injury until you receive medical assistance. An X-ray will go a long way in showing exactly what's wrong.
A workplace foot injury is nothing to take lightly. This could alter your ability to do your job in the future.
If you are unable to return to work at the suggestion of your medical team, it may be time to apply for workers' compensation benefits. You may be in position to receive payments until you are able to return to work. This money could help you with a variety of expenses as you attempt to make a full recovery.
Source: Texas Department of Insurance, "Foot Protection," accessed Sep. 07, 2017