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How crushed foot injuries are evaluated

Being injured at work can be a heartbreaking experience. Pain comes not just from the physical injuries, but the consequences it can have for your daily life. Then there's the stress that you may endure at the prospect of medical bills, lost wages, and wanting to get back to work.

Luckily, there are legal protections in place for those who are injured at work. It is well within your rights to makes claims for the damages that you suffered.

A reasonably common workplace injury is when a foot or limb is crushed. This can happen in many workplaces, such as construction sites, mines and factories. These are often very complex injuries because of the many fragile bones in the foot. When these bones are completely crushed, it can be difficult to make a full recovery.

You will need a podiatrist make a full assessment of your crushed foot. These specialist doctors will be able to physically examine your foot as well as take into account your general medical history. This allows them to develop a holistic and realistic approach to your recovery.

They will then take into account the type of force that was involved with the injury. Your injured foot must also be carefully monitored for signs of compartment syndrome, which is very common for patients with a foot crush injury. Compartment syndrome is a condition where an injury results in the body building too much muscle in the area of the injury in an attempt to recover. This can lead to a limited blood flow.

If you have experienced a crushed foot injury as a result of an accident at work, you should first seek medical help. Once you have had your injury documented and started your recovery, you can consider your options for compensation to offset your losses.

Source: podiatry today, "evaluation of crush injuries," accessed Oct. 13, 2017

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