Your fibula is a bone in your lower leg. Of the two bones (the tibia and fibula) the fibula is a lot thinner and can be found on the outside of the lower part of your leg. If you break your fibula it is likely to be extremely painful and may even make you feel nauseous and dizzy. You will be unable to put any weight on it and urgent medical assistance should be sought to determine the nature of the break and how serious it is.
Some people have claimed broken fibula compensation in the past. This is usually possible if the injury has been caused by someone else. If a third party has done something to cause your leg to be broken, they may be said to have been negligent. This can potentially happen in a number of different ways.
How can your leg be broken?
An impact will usually be the cause of a broken leg. This can potentially occur if something hits the leg, or if a person experiences a fall of some kind. Often many situations that might potentially cause a broken leg can be avoided. For example, in the workplace risk assessments can be done to make sure each worker can work safely and without fear of being hurt in any way. Someone working at height should do so with careful attention to health and safety procedures. Their employer has a duty to make sure such procedures are always followed. If someone does experience a fall, the impact of hitting the ground could cause a break to occur to one or both legs.
A broken leg could happen in other situations. For example, someone might be hit by a car. This can happen either on impact or when the person hits the road surface. This may cause a hairline fracture or a displaced fracture if the ends of the bone have moved away from each other in the impact. A more serious injury might involve a shattered fibula or an open wound.
Could you claim broken fibula compensation?
There is a chance you could if you have evidence that your accident was the fault of another individual or third party. Whatever might be true in your case, find out whether you could claim by calling Accident Advice Helpline. We have a free enquiry line you can use on 0800 689 0500.