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A foot injury can be the result of a direct blow, overuse, stress, or fall. Whether an individual can sue another person or a company for their foot injury depends on the legal theory and facts surrounding the injury.
What Is a Foot Injury?
A foot injury occurs when the bones in the foot break or the soft tissues of the foot strain or tear. Symptoms of a foot injury often consist of:
- Difficulty walking on the affected foot
How Can I Get Compensation for My Foot Injury?
How a plaintiff can recover compensation for their foot injury depends on the facts surrounding the injury. For instance, a person who falls, trips, or slips on someone else’s property may have a claim for negligence. An individual injured in a car accident or as a result of a botched podiatric surgery may also have a claim under the negligence theory.
A person can also sue for compensation if their injury was caused by a defective product. If a person uses a product that injures their foot, they may have a lawsuit. A defective product is a product that was defective in its design, warning, or manufacturing when it was introduced on the market by its manufacturer.
A plaintiff can sue under an intentional tort if they were injured as the result of someone else’s intent to harm them. For example, battery is the volitional act done with the requisite intent to cause a harmful or offensive contact to another person without that person’s consent. If a plaintiff can show the defendant intentionally injured their foot without their consent, they may have a successful battery claim.
What If My Foot Injury Happened at Work?
If a person’s foot is injured while they are at work, that injury falls under workers’ compensation. Instead of filing a personal injury lawsuit, the employee will need to file a workers’ compensation claim. If the claim is approved, the employee will receive financial compensation, such as reimbursement of their medical bills and temporary disability payments.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
Talk to a personal injury lawyer to determine if you have a claim for your foot injury. They can assist you in filing the appropriate claim for your injury and help you pursue compensation in court.
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Last Modified: 11-09-2015 11:30 AM PST
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