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INJURY FROM AN ACCIDENT AT WORK?

The human foot is very complex, made up of 26 bones, as well as ligaments and other soft tissues. Any number of things can go wrong at work, which unfortunately makes it very difficult for people to remain mobile when they have suffered a serious foot injury.

If you have hurt your foot in a work accident, you could be entitled to workers compensation for certain losses. It is best to meet with a seasoned Fort Wayne foot injury lawyer to review the circumstances of your injury and build a successful claim for compensation.

FRACTURES


Feet are often injured in accidents that cause blunt force trauma, such as car or pedestrian accidents. Someone seated in a car that crashes could have their foot pinned underneath their body for hours, leading to injury. Someone who slips and falls can also injure their foot.

Some bones that might fracture include the following:

  • Talus;
  • Cuboid;
  • Calcaneus;
  • Cuneiforms;
  • Metatarsals;
  • Navicular; and
  • Phalanges

Bones that are broken often need to be immobilized with a cast or brace, and patients should avoid putting weight on the foot. Some breaks are so serious they require surgery to fuse bones together and allow them to heal.

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SOFT TISSUE INJURIES

The ligaments, tendons, and muscles in the foot can also be injured in an accident. Any violent twisting or bending of the foot can seriously damage soft tissue, as can traumatic blows that cause swelling and tearing.

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Some of the more serious soft tissue injuries we have seen include:

  • Achilles tendon injury. This tendon runs along the back of the foot, connecting the calf muscle to the heel. It can rupture or tear.
  • Plantar Fascia ligament injury. The plantar fascia is the fibrous material that runs along the bottom of the feet, connecting the toes and heel.
  • Anterior Talofibular ligament injury. This ligament in the ankle prevents the foot from moving too far forward.

Soft tissue injuries might require some of the same treatments as fractures, including immobilization and physical therapy and/or massage. A person might also need pain medication and muscle relaxers to help them get through the day and to sleep at night. Very serious soft tissue injuries can require surgery.

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CUTS OR LACERATIONS

The skin can be cut in an accident by any sharp object. For example, a piece of metal in a car accident could gouge into the foot. A person can also cut their foot if they are walking barefoot on someone’s property and a nail or other object cuts them.

Cuts and lacerations typically heal on their own, though they might require stitches. One problem with any cut or puncture wound, however, is infection. When a wound becomes infected, it can jeopardize the entire foot if not treated quickly. A person who suffers a cut on their foot should carefully monitor it and go to the doctor at the first sign of infection, such as redness or pus leakage.

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At the Delventhal Law office, our Fort Wayne personal injury attorneys are committed to fighting for the rights and interests of accident victims. If you or a family member was injured because of the carelessness or recklessness of another party, we can help. Our Indiana personal injury lawyers handle a wide array of legal cases, including:

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Foot injuries can cause serious pain and financial losses, so accident victims are well advised to meet with an attorney. Delventhal Law Office has helped many people in the Fort Wayne area get the compensation they need after an accident. To speak with a member of our team, please contact a free consultation.

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At the Delventhal Law office, our Fort Wayne personal injury attorneys are committed to fighting for the rights and interests of accident victims. If you or a family member was injured because of the carelessness or recklessness of another party, we can help. Our Indiana personal injury lawyers handle a wide array of legal cases, including:

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