Few people think about their toes very often unless they develop a problem with them. It’s easy to think you could probably do away with one or more of them too if you ever had to. However things are rarely as simple as that.
Toe crush injuries can be very painful and could even lead to amputation if the damage is severe and cannot be repaired.
The loss of one or more toes can make it difficult to walk. Indeed, the big toe has the biggest role to play in this action. If you were to lose that toe, especially along with one or more of the other toes on that foot, you may find you cannot walk anywhere near as easily as you did before.
The role this toe in particular has to play with regard to helping you maintain your balance is significant. It may also leave you struggling to come to terms with toe crush injuries, and possibly leave you in line for potential compensation.
How might toe crush injuries occur?
These injuries can potentially happen in a number of ways. You may step out onto a crossing and a car could go past and run over your foot. You might be walking past a building site and a piece of debris could fall on you from above, crushing your foot in the process.
Accidents like these may even have the potential to occur at work in some instances. This might happen if the employer does not take adequate measures to prevent accidents from occurring. Risk assessments can help reduce the instance of accidents significantly.
Compensation may be payable in situations where people suffer nasty accidents that crush one or more of their toes. In some cases they may fracture bones and need time to recover from them. In other cases they could end up losing one or more toes, either because the injury is too severe to save it or possibly even because gangrene could set in.
The outcome of your injury
Clearly the severity of your injury will determine the outcome. You may be lucky and achieve a full recovery but as we have seen other outcomes are also potentially possible.
Make sure you know whether you could claim compensation by calling Accident Advice Helpline now. Our free 24/7 enquiry line can be used at 0800 689 0500 whenever required.
Date Published: July 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen