If you want to make a broken foot injury claim, we at Accident Advice Helpline can provide you with free information and advice. We realise that a broken foot can be very painful, can take a long time to heal and can cause major difficulties for you in going about your day-to-day life, so we take this kind of injury very seriously. Using our advice service does not place you under any obligation to make a claim with us, so please feel free to pick up the phone if you want to clarify your legal options.
A legitimate claim
The first thing we will aim to clarify is whether your claim is legally legitimate. For this to be the case, several things will need to apply. Firstly, the accident must have been somebody else’s fault; however, this is not as simple as meaning that somebody had to injure you directly – it might apply if, for instance, you were injured because your local council failed to maintain a street properly. If you are not sure about your situation, we will usually be able to clarify it for you straight away.
The legitimacy of your claim will also depend on you having received prompt medical treatment for your injuries. This could involve being taken to hospital in an ambulance or seeing your own GP a few days afterwards due to pain that was not going away. What this means is that there will be an official record confirming that your foot was broken in the accident.
Finally, your claim will need to be made within the time limit. This is usually set at three years after the accident occurs unless you were a child at the time, in which case you can claim at any time before your 21st birthday.
How to claim
In order to claim you will need a solicitor. You can look for one in your local phone book or you can come to an organisation such as ours. We help thousands of people like you every year and we do so on a no-win, no-fee basis, which means we are so confident of winning your case that we will not ask to be paid if we lose.
We have a large nationwide team of specialist solicitors which means we can quickly match you with someone who has prior experience in handling cases such as yours. Because we appreciate that making a broken foot injury claim is likely to mean that you find travel difficult, we can arrange for you to deal with your solicitor over the phone and any important documents can be transferred by courier. In many cases we succeed in getting good compensation deals for our clients without them having to appear in court.
Winning a compensation settlement will not make the problems with you foot go away; however, it can help you to finance better ways of coping, such as adaptations to your home. Most importantly, it will reduce your worries and leave you free to concentrate on your recovery.
To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: December 29, 2013
Author: David Brown