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Injuries Caused By Walking Or Running At Work


Many jobs in Florida require employees to walk regularly on the job, and some types of jobs can even require occasional running, such as jobs held by bouncers, security guards, or dog walkers. Any employee who regularly walks on the job, or even runs, can be at risk of certain types of workplace injuries. When these types of injuries occur, it is important to take steps in order to seek workers’ compensation coverage. A Pompano Beach workers’ compensation attorney at our firm can provide you with more information.

Types of Jobs That Commonly Require Walking 

What types of jobs require employees to walk regularly, or even to run on the job at times? There are a wide range of jobs that can require walking and even running, and employees can get hurt in the process. According to Indeed, the following are among the most common types of jobs that require workers to walk at work:

  • Tour guides;
  • Veterinary technicians;
  • Dog walkers;
  • Personal trainers;
  • Cooks;
  • Concierges;
  • Paramedics;
  • Groundskeepers;
  • Teachers; and
  • Surveyors.

Beyond these jobs, office workers, construction workers, and many other types of workers are also regularly walking in a manner that is incidental to their job duties. For example, an office worker may need to walk to the printer or copier, or to the restroom or kitchen on a break.

Common Injuries Caused by Walking or Running

 What types of walking or running injuries can occur on the job? According to Runner’s World, the following tend to be the most common:

  • Runner’s knee, or patellofemoral pain syndrome;
  • Iliotibial (IT) band syndrome;
  • Shin splints;
  • Stress fractures;
  • Plantar fasciitis (or PF);
  • Hamstring strain;
  • Ankle sprain or strain; and
  • Achilles tendinopathy.

Other types of sprains, strains, and soft-tissue injuries can also occur, as can bone fractures when walking or running results in a fall.

How to Seek Compensation After an On-the-Job Walking or Running Injury 

What should you do in order to seek compensation following a walking or running injury at work? The first step is to report the injury to your employer. Under Florida law, you must report your injury no later than 30 days from the date that the injury occurred. You will also need to seek medical treatment from a provider who has been approved by your employer or the insurer. You should also get in touch with a workers’ compensation attorney who can help to ensure that you are on track to receive the benefits you need.

Contact Our Pompano Beach Workers’ Compensation Attorneys 

As. If you have questions about seeking compensation for a workplace injury that occurred while walking, you should get in touch with an attorney who can help. You should know that these types of injuries are quite common. Generally speaking, most types of injuries that occur while you are on the job, whether you are walking or running, can be compensable through the Florida workers’ compensation system, and our firm is here to assist you. Do not hesitate to contact the experienced Pompano Beach workers’ compensation lawyers at the Law Offices of David M. Benenfeld, P.A. to learn more about how we can help with your workers’ compensation claim.


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