Foot Ligament Injury Claims

Are employees of supermarkets eligible to make foot ligament injury claims if they are injured at work?

Almost all staff members of any business can make foot ligament injury claims provided that the plaintiff’s injury was sustained during the course of their employment as a result of a third party’s negligence. An employer’s direct actions or inactions may not necessarily be the reason behind the accident; he or she may be held liable for injuries that were due to the failure in their duty of care to provide their staff with a safe working environment, or in situations where it is clear that the employer did not take the necessary precautions to prevent a potential injury.

Foot ligament injury claims must first be assessed by the Injuries Board Ireland. Although the application for assessment can be submitted independently, there are major benefits with engaging a solicitor to provide assistance. For instance, while the Injuries Board wait for the victim’s consent, the solicitor may enter direct negotiations with the employer’s insurers which may lead to a quicker resolution to the victims claim for foot ligament compensation.

The amount of compensation accident victims can receive for foot ligament injury claims is influenced by each separate claim’s individual merits. The degree of pain suffered by the victim is not the only factor accounted for when calculating the amount of compensation an individual may receive. Any quantifiable psychological trauma is considered, as is any financial expenses that the victim may have incurred that can be directly attributed to the injury and the effect the injury has had on the victim’s quality of life.

Any supermarket employees who believe that their foot ligament injury claims are viable and worth pursuing should discuss the circumstances of their case with an experienced personal injury solicitor at the first practical moment – following professional medical care for their injuries. Most solicitors offer an initial consultation without charge where they can evaluate the potential plaintiff’s claims for foot ligament accident compensation to establish its validity. Following that, a solicitor would be able to recommend the procedures to carry out in support of their claim and will ensure that their client is awarded with the maximum entitlement to compensation.



This is an Information site only – if you feel you have a potential claim, you should discuss your situation with a solicitor registered with the Law Society of Ireland.