If you think of a foot injury, you may think of something simple like a blister between your toes or to the bottom of your foot. You might think of stubbing your toe, perhaps. Yet it is also possible to suffer a foot injury to the top of your foot.
This could happen in several ways. For example, you might fracture a bone in your foot. This could either be a stress fracture from overuse, or it could result from something being dropped on your foot and breaking a bone there, or causing severe soft tissue damage.
Are there other ways to incur a foot injury to the top of your foot?
Yes, and one of these involves a form of tendonitis. There is a condition called extensor tendonitis that relates to the tendons running along the top of your foot. This can be caused by dropping something heavy onto this part of the foot, or even by standing or walking for long periods. This could occur at work, or in other situations.
If you have received such an injury, or you suspect something is wrong, you should see your GP to receive a proper diagnosis. This has a two-fold benefit. Firstly, you will know what is wrong and you will be treated for it. This means you can begin your recovery. Secondly, if negligence was the cause of your injury, your medical records will contain details of what happened and of the injury itself. This could prove highly relevant later.
Can you claim compensation?
Any foot injury to the top of your foot can be very painful, and can limit the things you are able to do each day until it heals. You may miss work, and in some cases, this could potentially leave you out of pocket, too. If you incurred the injury because someone else exhibited negligence, there is the potential to claim compensation. For instance, if your employer should have issued you with steel toe-capped boots and they didn’t, you have a strong argument to make.
Accident Advice Helpline can provide the advice you need in such a situation. Simply call 0800 689 0500 to reach our team of advisors, or call 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. When you do this, you are assured of reaching an experienced team who can help you.
Date Published: April 10, 2017
Author: Rob Steen