Any broken bone can cause you problems and inconvenience for a while, not to mention pain. A broken metatarsal means you have broken one of the main bones in your foot. This usually means it will have to be plastered while it heals and knits back together. This in turn means you’ll probably need to use crutches for a while so you can take the weight off the injured foot.
Of course, the reason why the bone is broken will determine whether or not there is a possibility of getting broken metatarsal compensation. Normally people who receive such an injury will get a professional injury compensation lawyer to look into the facts surrounding what happened. It might be very easy to determine someone else caused your injury, but negligence has to be proven under the terms of the law in this situation in order for compensation to be paid.
How much could you get?
Every case is different, although there are rough amounts given for compensation that could be paid in the event of a successful claim. A broken bone that heals quickly with no further ill effects will warrant a different payment than if you were to suffer nerve damage as a result of the injury. More than one broken metatarsal might also mean you could win more.
As you can see, there is a real need to consult an expert in this area of the law. Accident Advice Helpline can provide access to no win, no fee* lawyers with experience in these cases. They can take your details and determine whether you could win compensation of any amount.
How hard is it to claim broken metatarsal compensation?
You may be thinking you don’t want the hassle of making a claim. In reality though, we should be able to do everything on your behalf. Many cases are handled over the phone, with no need to arrange any meetings at all. When you call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, you will be able to speak to a professional advisor. They can let you know whether you have a strong case and they’ll also reveal how it all works. You’ll soon feel a lot more confident.
Don’t delay in getting in touch though. There’s a three-year deadline for claims to be made if you do want to seek compensation for your broken metatarsal bone (or bones).
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead