Best lawyers in Tredegar
Tredegar is a town in Gwent, Wales. The town is known for its three major riots. In 1868 there were the election riots, which took place after the locals’ favourite candidate Colonel Clifford was not elected. In 1882 there were riots against the Irish and in 1911 there were riots against Jewish people.
We have no doubt that lots of feet were injured in the riots, but our best lawyers in Tredegar were not around then to help them to make personal injury claims.
Our feet support and propel us
To support us and propel us are the two main functions of our feet. Within them, there are several different bones — 26 in all, including toes and metatarsal bones, which are the long bones along the middle of the foot. We have five metatarsal bones, and like all foot bones they are easily broken. Bones in our feet are prone to fractures because of kicking things or having items dropped on them.
If your metatarsal bones are broken in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim, and to do this you might like to use the services of our best lawyers in Tredegar.
Metatarsal breaks are a very common injury
Metatarsal breaks are very common in sportspeople, particularly footballers, where a lot of blame is apportioned to the boots they now wear. Several famous footballers have sustained this injury in recent years, including David Beckham and Wayne Rooney.Open Claim Calculator
The recovery timescale
You will be in no doubt that you have fractured a metatarsal bone — it is a very painful injury, no matter how minor or severe it is. If the foot gets plenty of rest, with as little weight on it as possible, it should take no more than six to eight weeks to heal.
The treatments for a metatarsal break
This depends on the type of foot fracture you have and how severe it is, but could include:
- Plaster cast;
- Protective boot;
- Strapping toes together (called buddy taping);
- Inserting pins, screws or plates;
- Ice packs (always wrap in something like a tea towel first); and
Making a claim for your broken metatarsal
If your foot was injured in an accident that was not your fault within the last three years, and it needed medical attention, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim. You should contact Accident Advice Helpline to discuss your accident. We are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and if you phone our freephone number on 0800 689 0500 and speak to one of our friendly advisors, they will assist you in starting your claim. Alternatively, you can complete our 30-second test online for some guidance about qualifying criteria and a rough idea about how much you may receive in a payout.
Many thousands have already contacted Accident Advice Helpline and received the compensation they deserved.