When someone mentions a fall, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Many accidents could come into this area, such as a fall from a height or a fall through tripping over a pothole. As such you don’t have to fall a great distance to hurt yourself – a simple trip and fall could be all it takes to suffer painful injuries.
Foot injuries from a fall can be quite common in some circumstances. Imagine catching your foot in a pothole and ricking your ankle over for example. This could lead to damage to your tendons or ligaments, and you might even sustain a fracture. If someone else could be identified as being responsible for the accident, you might end up being able to get compensation.
Are these foot injuries serious?
It all depends on the severity of the accident you have. Foot injuries from a fall could describe a sprained ankle. On the other hand they could describe severe crushing injuries that might even lead to one or more toes having to be amputated, or surgery to repair damaged bones.
As you can see there are all kinds of potential outcomes that could come to light here. What matters in them all is the ability to work out whether someone else was at fault. Finding evidence that proves a third party was guilty of negligence can help ensure you have a better chance of making a no win, no fee compensation claim.
All kinds of evidence can help determine what occurred to cause your accident. Whether it is a pothole or someone leaving something in a public place that constitutes a tripping hazard, the more you know about the situation the better the chance of finding out whether a third party was indeed responsible. Witnesses can also help provide more information about what happened, regardless of whether your accident was at work or in a public place.
Since this can be difficult to work out on your own, it makes sense to go to an expert in this area. If you give Accident Advice Helpline a call (the number is free on 0800 689 0500) you have a chance to speak with an expert who can provide no-obligation advice. There is never any requirement to take a case further so why not make that important call to us today?
Date Published: June 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen