If you break a metatarsal bone, you’ve basically broken a bone in your foot. They are the longest bones in the foot, with five in each foot. The plural of metatarsal is metatarsus. Your metatarsus are more commonly broken in sports but they can be broken under other conditions as well.
In some cases these bones can be broken at work, if something is dropped on the foot for example. That’s why some safety footwear comes with metatarsal guards. This ensures the main part of the foot is protected from such occurrences as well as the more common steel toe-cap sections.
Who is responsible for the broken bone?
This is important to know for sure if you are wondering whether metatarsal injury compensation might be a possibility. If there is a chance you could experience a nasty injury while you are at work, because something could drop on your foot, your employer should have identified this in a risk assessment. As such they should provide appropriate safety footwear to reduce or even eliminate the chances such an injury could happen.
Metatarsal injuries can of course happen in other circumstances as well. For instance you might step out to cross a road on a proper crossing, only for a car to fail to stop and run over your foot instead. This could definitely break one or more of those bones, causing you a great deal of pain and suffering as a result – and it wouldn’t be your fault either in this case.
Securing no-obligation advice
When it comes to finding out more about your injury and whether someone else was to blame, the best bet is to seek advice from a professional injury compensation lawyer. The ones working at Accident Advice Helpline offer advice on a no-obligation basis. That means you can call us on 0800 689 0500 and you can speak with someone regarding your potential claim.
Metatarsal injury compensation could indeed be a possible route to take. If so, our lawyers may be able to support you by working on a no win, no fee* basis. Finding out the facts is where every case like this begins, and the sooner you get in touch with us the easier it will be to get those facts while they are still fresh in your mind. Call today to learn whether you might be able to claim.
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead