Ankle and Foot Injuries
Imagine being a runner or maybe you work in the hospitality industry at a casino and you slip and fall and hurt your foot or ankle.
For anyone that works in the hospitality industry knows that any foot or ankle injury can be devastating.
As a runner it can ruin any future plans of a marathon or just your daily routine of fitness.
If your job requires you to be on your feet like a dealer or server at a casino restaurant a foot or ankle injury could take you out of work for a long period causing considerable financial hardship since you won’t be able to work while your foot or ankle is injured.
We help people everyday who took a fall while at work.
In an instant they realized if their ankle or foot was injured they could lose all their income and ability to continue to do what they love, running.
The foot and ankle are made up of 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 tendons.
Slip and Fall
If you are injured in a slip and fall and your foot or ankle are injured due the fall it could take months or even years to fully recover from your injuries.
Foot and ankle injuries can require surgery, cast and months of physical therapy.
The foot and ankle can be hard to heal because it is one of the hardest parts of the body to keep immobile during recovery.
Even the simplest tasks can be considerably harder when your feet or ankles are injured due to a slip and fall.
For example, going to the grocery store on crutches in a cast, can you imagine trying to push a cart or carry groceries or just even driving to the store?
If that idea doesn’t make you think twice about how important foot and ankle health is..
If you have taken a slip and fall causing a foot or ankle injury you should contact an experienced attorney to see if you can recover damages due to negligence.
If you work at a casino and have fallen while at work causing a foot or ankle injury and you can no longer work you need a personal injury attorney to recover lost wages called The Richard Harris Law firm today.
We are the premier personal injury firm in Las Vegas.
We have over 40 years of experience handling slip and fall foot and ankle injuries.
Types of Foot and Ankle Injuries in Slip and Fall Accidents
The most common injuries to the foot and ankle when a slip and fall accident occurs are:
Strained Ankle– This is most commonly referred to as a “ Rolled “ ankle. The injuries are to the band of tissue that connect the muscles to the bone. These injuries can take months to heal according to the Mayo Clinic.
Sprained Ankle- This is the most common injury associated with sports. There are three types of sprained ankles.
Stretched Ligaments of the band that connects two bones together
Partial Tear of the ligaments
A full tear of the ligaments
The third is the most severe and sprained ankles can take longer than even an unbroken ankle to heal believe it or not.
Broken Ankle– One or more of the 26 bones in the foot or ankle is broken or fractured. Depending on the severity of the break, where the break is located, and number of bones broken will determine how long the recovery process could be. In most cases broken ankle or foot bones will require some sort of surgery to repair.
Torn Achilles tendon– Without your achilles tendon you would not be able to walk. If this tendon is torn the recovery is a long slow process that requires surgery and months of physical therapy
Lisfranc (Midfoot ) Fracture– Since there are 26 bones in the foot and ankle it is possible to break the bones in the midfoot area. This can be complicated to repair and heal from and can be very painful.
Dislocated Toe– If you have ever done this you know. You jam your big toe when you fall and it tears the ligaments that hold it together. This is extremely painful and there is nothing theory can do for you but tape the dislocated toe to the other toes after it is placed back in alignment.
Crush Injury- These happen a lot during car accidents when the car is pushed into the front of the car. Crushed feet also happen when something heavy falls from above onto your foot. This can be devastating and require multiple surgeries and in some cases it may not be something that you can fully recover from. In some cases crush injuries can be so severe that amputation may be required.
Lacerations- We know that deep cuts to your feet don’t heal nearly as fast as cuts on other parts of the body, and despite wearing shoes you can get cuts during a slip and fall accident
Puncture wound– Have you ever stepped on a piece of glass or nail while working and fell as a result of the object being stuck inside your foot. Never remove the object, just head straight to the emergency room and have a medical professional remove the glass or nail. If you try to remove it yourself you could damage your foot or ankle even more.
Chronic Pain, Lack of Mobility & other Complications
Like most tendons and joints injuries can linger and take months or even years to heal.
After the surgeries, casts, physical therapy has been finished you may have effects that can last a lifetime.
Many foot injuries affect the victim of the accident or slip and fall forever.
Further injuries down the road are common after a foot or ankle injury.
Bone Spurs, bunions, weak tendons or joints causing chronic pain are common after a broken foot bone or ankle.
The complications may be lifelong and may require ongoing foot or ankle care long after the injury occurred.
If you work in the hospitality industry you may not be able to work at all after a slip and fall work injury.
In some cases you may not even be able to wear shoes or at least cool shoes anymore and you may be stuck with Orthopedic shoes and we have all seen how cute those are.
For a runner for example not being able to run anymore would be tragic.
That’s why maximizing your personal injury claim at the time is important.
You don’t get a second chance to seek compensation when filing a personal injury claim.
Call an Experienced Foot & Ankle Injury Attorney
No matter how you injured your foot or ankle either at work at a casino or just falling on a wet floor while visiting Vegas.
You need foot and ankle specialists to help you recover the most compensation and make sure you are well cared for in the future, especially if you have severe foot or ankle injuries.
The Richard Harris Law Firm are experts in foot and ankle injuries that happen in Las Vegas, Reno, Pahrump or any other city in Nevada.
We have been practicing personal injury accident cases for over 40 years.
Our goal is to make sure our clients receive the best settlement for their injuries and that the negligent party is held responsible.
Never try to navigate a personal injury claim alone.
You will need to speak with the other parties attorney, insurance adjusters and in some cases they will only send you to the doctors that they approve of.
Does that sound right to you?
You should be able to go to the best foot and ankle specialists if your feet or ankles are injured due to someone else’s negligence.
Once you have received immediate medical attention for your injuries the next phone call you should make is to the most experienced personal injury firm in Las Vegas and all of Nevada.
Call The Richard Harris Law Firm today for a free consultation or case review.
We will explain what happens going forward so you are not surprised.
We will investigate your case and recover any information you have obtained.
We will guide you through the entire case from beginning to end.
We have recovered over a $ billion dollars for our clients since we started and we work hard everyday to get you the maximum settlement by law call today.