We often take our poor feet for granted and when something happens that results in an injury, we soon realise just how vitally important they really are. The human foot is made up from a myriad of very small and sometimes fragile bones; these can often break with very little force required. As well as the bones, your feet contain many ligaments and tendons that can become injured during an accident. If your feet become injured due to an action or accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim for financial compensation.
How do we injure our feet?
Many foot injuries take place in the workplace, this is because we are constantly moving about and our feet are needed to get around. The most common type of foot injury happens when something heavy is dropped onto them. Tripping is another common accident and this can result in a bruised or twisted foot. The problem with a foot injury is when we do not receive the correct treatment in time. An injured foot can develop into a more serious condition that affects our mobility for the rest of our lives.
What to do if I have injured my foot?
Once you have decided that your foot has been injured, you should seek out medical help straight away. If you delay in receiving the correct treatment, you may suffer permanent damage. You may require a period of rehabilitation and most foot injuries require some supportive dressing for at least a month. The doctor and physiotherapist will advise you on how to go about recovering from this accident.
How to claim for injured feet
A foot injury can cause a lot of pain and sometimes a financial loss is incurred if you are required to spend time away from your workplace. If this has happened due to someone else’s actions or negligence, you should make a claim for financial compensation. This could be the result of a sporting injury, a messy pavement or perhaps an untidy workplace has caused you to trip over. We at Accident Advice Helpline are on hand to offer you some expert help regarding your foot injury claim. Our team of legal experts have been dealing this type of claim since 2000 and we work on a 100% no win no fee* basis. Esther Rantzen thinks enough of our service to act as our patron. Please call us now on our 24/7 freephone number for some instant relief.
Date Published: October 19, 2013
Author: David Brown