Topic: Workers Compensation
If you work in an environment where there may be risks to your safety, you want to have the best apparel for the job. Choosing the right shoes may ultimately prevent or minimize damage from workplace accidents that could occur at work. Your work shoes must go beyond comfort and support to protect your feet from possible injury. For example, you may be vulnerable to falling objects or heavy equipment rolling over your feet while at work.
Consider the following when choosing the best shoes for your job:
Make safety a priority. Choose protective shoes that include safety toe caps; metatarsal guards (protection on top of shoe); puncture-resistant steel-plate toes; and slip-resistant, insulated sole material that is both hard and flexible.
With fit, timing is everything. After a hard day’s work your foot is larger, so that is the best time to try on shoes that will be comfortable at any time of day.
Comfort is essential. When your shoes fit correctly, your knees, hips, and lower back are better aligned and supported. Make sure you have adequate space in the toe box, no pinching at the ball of the foot, and appropriate arch support. You may also want to choose shoes with moisture control technology for warmer or colder climates, provided the feature it does not affect the fit.
No matter how careful you are about selecting safety footwear and other protective clothing, accidents at work can happen. If you have been the victim of a workplace injury, call the Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Gross at 267-589-0090 or 215-512-1500, or complete our online form to arrange a free consultation. Our offices are located in Philadelphia, where we represent clients throughout Pennsylvania.