Our feet are made up of all kinds of different bones. The navicular bone and cuboid bone are towards the rear of the foot. In front of those you have the cuneiform bones, followed by the metatarsal bones. The phalange finally finishes the toes, enabling us to wiggle them when required!
We don’t tend to worry too much about our feet unless something happens and one or both of them are injured. If this occurs, we can see there are plenty of bones there that could end up being fractured. A fracture is a break of a bone, and it can range from being a hairline fracture to something more serious. In severe cases a bone may break and jut up out of the skin, although thankfully this is rare.
How do people fracture their feet?
This can happen in all kinds of ways. Sometimes it can occur as a result of a mere accident, while at other times other people are definitely responsible for having created the situation where the other person suffered the accident.
For example, if you work in a warehouse you will be in close proximity to fork lift trucks. You will also very likely handle boxes and other heavy items. You might even use a pump truck to manually move some of these with some help. As such you should be issued with steel toe-capped boots. These give you an opportunity to protect your feet in case anything should be dropped on them. If this doesn’t happen, you could end up with broken toes and broken bones in the rest of your foot as well.
What about other cases that might result in fractured foot compensation?
Clearly there has to be evidence of negligence to support any claim you might be considering. If you can prove someone else was negligent and did something to cause your accident (or neglected to do something, such as a risk assessment at work for example) this can lead to a better chance for you to claim fractured foot compensation.
The best way to find out for sure is to call us at Accident Advice Helpline today. You can call us on 0800 689 0500. This will enable you to speak with someone who already has experience of looking at potential claims such as yours. If you could claim, we’ll soon let you know.
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead