There are two things you can do if you receive any kind of foot injury. Firstly, you can try and struggle on and heal yourself at home. Secondly, you can visit your GP and get a proper foot injury diagnosis.
The second course of action is always the best one to take, particularly if your foot was injured in an accident caused by someone else. Even if you are unsure whether the law would accept a third party was negligent, you should see your GP for a diagnosis. Not only will this help you heal and receive the right treatment if appropriate, it will also provide evidence that could be useful later.
How might your foot injury diagnosis help you claim compensation?
Compensation may not be the first thing you think about when you injure your foot. You will likely experience some pain and discomfort, and you will want to know whether you have injured yourself seriously enough to need treatment. This might mean having an x-ray to see if anything is broken, or receiving stitches if you have had a nasty cut to your foot.
Yet it’s not just a case of receiving treatment that could help you recover more easily. It’s also a matter of getting evidence that your injury occurred, and how much treatment you required. If you end up trying to claim some compensation, you can use your official diagnosis and treatment record as evidence of what happened.
Can we help you figure out whether a claim is possible?
Yes, we can. We have been assisting other people to do just that for over 16 years, so you are in good hands. When you suffer any kind of injury you didn’t cause yourself, you start to wonder if someone else was negligent. If they were, you stand a chance of trying to claim compensation to make up for the pain and inconvenience of the injury. Remember, you may have missed work, lost income, and had to pay out-of-pocket expenses for hospital trips, too.
To find out exactly what position you’re in regarding a claim, call 0800 689 0500 now to get through to Accident Advice Helpline. You can also reach us on 0333 500 0993 if you’re on your mobile. Our advisors are ready and willing to see if your foot injury diagnosis could lead to compensation.
Date Published: April 10, 2017
Author: Rob Steen