Most broken toes are caused in various, ways like dropping something on them or knocking them into something. But what if you toes are broken by someone else, in an accident that was not your fault? Read on if you have broken bones in Kirkcaldy.
This is a different matter altogether. You will still suffer the same amount of pain and discomfort, still have to have the same treatment, and still incur the same extra costs and losses because of the accident – but if someone else has been the cause of all this, our solicitors in Kirkcaldy can help you claim compensation for your injuries and recover your expenses from the guilty party.
Broken bones in Kirkcaldy
To start with, you may not be certain if your toes are broken or sprained, as the symptoms are very similar. You will need to an X-ray to determine which it is, and to make sure there are no lose bone fragments or bones out of place.
If it is a clean break in one toe, some cotton wool or some gauze will be put between the broken toe and a toe next to it. This is to stop the two toes from rubbing together. Then the two toes will be bound together using either a plaster or some tape. This is because your normal toes will act as a splint for the broken toe, so it should heal nice and straight and healthy.
For the first few days you should keep you foot raised as much as possible. You should also keep applying ice to it, every couple of hours for 15 minutes at a time, this is to keep the swelling down.
If several of your toes are broken, you may need a plaster cast to keep them in place, and in the severest of cases, surgery might be needed to inserts pins to realign the bones into their proper places.
If all this pain and discomfort has been caused by the actions of someone else, you should contact the solicitors in Kirkcaldy at Accident Advice Helpline to claim the compensation you are legally entitled to.
Getting help to claim your compensation
Contact Accident Advice Helpline on their free helpline number: 0800 689 0500 to get the help you need in claiming your compensation. Have a chat with one of our friendly advisers regarding the circumstances of your breakages, and find out if you qualify to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Our 30-second test will also let you know if your claim is valid, and will give you an estimate of how much your compensation might be.
We operate on a no win no fee* basis, so you need not worry about financing your claim as you will not need any money to start it or if it is unsuccessful. We want to help if you have broken bones in Kirkcaldy.
Date Published: 23rd April 2014
Author: David Brown