Broken toes are commonly caused by hitting your toe off something or dropping something heavy on your foot, and although the average healing time for a broken toe can vary, it tends to be anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks. More serious fractures can take longer to heal, and in some cases surgery or physiotherapy may be needed. You may not need medical treatment at all, but you may find it hard to walk and may need to take time off work, which can affect your finances.
How did your accident happen?
There’s a reason why those working on construction sites and in warehouses wear safety boots. In these types of roles, where you are often handling heavy tools and materials, you run the risk of a broken toe if something heavy falls on your foot. Now imagine you have dropped bricks on your foot at work and your employer didn’t provide you with safety boots. You could make a claim for personal injury compensation as they have been negligent.
The average healing time for a broken toe may only be 4 to 6 weeks, but this could still mean a couple of months of shorter shifts, or even two months off work altogether, affecting your finances. When you make a personal injury claim, your loss of earnings will be taken into account, so you’ll be compensated for your financial losses as well as your pain and suffering. There’s a three-year time limit for all personal injury claims, so it’s a good idea to find out as soon as possible after your accident if you have a viable claim.
What happens now?
With the average healing time for a broken toe just under 2 months, you’ve got plenty of time to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer to find out if you have a viable personal injury claim. But don’t choose just any lawyer – select a firm which specialises in personal injury law. Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people claim compensation since 2000 and we’ve helped hundreds of people claim compensation for broken toes, on a 100% no win, no fee basis.
Whether you’ve had an accident at work or in a public place, we can help you get the compensation you deserve. If you’re ready to make a claim, that’s great, give us a call on 0800 689 0500. Even if you’re not quite sure, get in touch anyway to get confidential, no-obligation advice from our team of advisors.
Date Published: May 30, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton