Your significant other may think a lot about shoes, but do you? As a construction worker, you don't likely think about shoes very often, but it is important to think about what goes on your feet at work. As New York construction accident lawyers, we aren't concerned about fashion. We are, however, concerned about safety, and wearing the right shoes on your feet can help you avoid serious accidents and injuries.
What to Look for in a Pair of Shoes
We won't go as far as to tell you that your shoes should match your outfit, but there are three things that we think you should look for in a pair of work shoes:
- A proper fit. A proper fit can help you remain stable and avoid slip and falls. A proper fit can also make your work day more comfortable.
- Slip resistant and puncture resistant soles. Proper soles can help prevent injuries if you step on something sharp or slippery.
- Reinforcement on the toe part of the shoe. Toe reinforcements can help prevent broken or crushed toes if something heavy falls on your foot.
Shoes that meet these criteria may help reduce construction accident foot injuries, but they will not eliminate such injuries.
Contact a New York Construction Injury Attorney if You've Been Hurt
If you have been injured in any type of New York or New Jersey construction accident, then it is important to contact an experienced New York City construction injury lawyer for a free consultation about your rights. You can reach an attorney today by calling 1-800-362-9329. You can also learn more about your rights after a construction injury in our FREE book, Hurt in a Construction Accident? You're Not Alone.