Did you know that your forefoot is made up of 19 bones? There is a metatarsal and three phalanges in each toe and two phalanges in your big toe – so breaking your toe could mean breaking more than one bone! That’s the bad news; the good news is that if you’ve fractured bones in your toe, you might find you could claim broken toe compensation. Making a claim with Accident Advice Helpline couldn’t be easier – it’s free to call us for no-obligation advice and we offer a 100% no win, no fee* service too. So whether you need some advice after your accident or are ready to make a claim, we can help.
How did your accident happen?
Slips, trips and falls are by far the most common cause of broken toes – you could catch your toe in a cracked pavement, trip over a box of files at work or stub your toe on a damaged floor tile. Objects falling from height are also a leading cause of toe injuries, particularly at work. If you work in construction or in a warehouse-based role, you may be at risk of heavy pallets or boxes (or equipment) falling onto your toes – you could even suffer a broken toe after bricks or cement blocks fall onto your feet.
It’s up to your employer to keep you safe whilst you’re at work, so claiming broken toe compensation is an option if you’ve been injured and feel that more could have been done to keep you safe. For example, if you’re working in a warehouse with heavy pallets, your employer should provide you with PPE such as steel-toed safety boots. If they fail to do so, you could claim compensation if you suffer injuries to your toes or feet whilst at work. We’d like to say that all employers care about health and safety but whilst most do, there will always be those who cut corners.
Getting away with it
Whoever caused your accident shouldn’t be allowed to get away with it, whether it’s your employer or the local council that is liable. Other people could be injured in a similar manner if you don’t report your accident to those responsible – then it’s up to you if you want to go ahead and claim personal injury compensation. Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline within three years of your accident by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 today.
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton