When you are working a job that requires you to be on your feet a lot, you may be at a higher risk of injuring your ankle complex. Because the ankle joint is so flexible, it can easily be injured in a work-related accident.
The most common cause of an ankle injury is a slip and fall accident. Some professions put workers at a higher risk of slip and fall accidents than others. For example, nurses, retail workers, and warehouse workers are all at a higher risk of slip and fall accidents.
Ankle injuries from slip and fall accidents can range in severity. Some may be easily treated at home with ice, while others may lead to permanent disability. Regardless of the severity, there are several ways a slip and fall accident can happen.
If you injured your ankle due to the negligence of the landlord or a property manager, you can hire an attorney to file a personal injury case. You will have a stronger case is you can prove that your landlord knew about a potential hazard but did nothing about it. This is because, under the law, property owners and managers have a duty of care to keep their property safe for visitors. This also includes your employer.
There are a few common types of ankle injuries workers might suffer from after an accident at work.
No matter how your accident happened or what type of ankle injury you have, you should immediately notify your supervisor in writing about your accident. Sometimes an ankle injury is more severe than it seems at first and should not be overlooked. If it’s a complicated case, it’s recommended to hire an experienced personal injury attorney.
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