A road accident in North Somerset can happen at any time, and if you are the innocent victim that sustains injuries that needed medical attention, you should be looking to claim compensation from the guilty party. It is not uncommon for injuries sustained in a road accident in North Somerset to be broken bones – quite often toe bones.
A road accident in North Somerset and how a personal injury lawyer can help with a broken toe injury claim
If the injury you sustained was a broken toe you will suffer from pain, swelling, redness, bruising and possibly numbness if the nerve has been damaged. People’s toes are broken very easily by having something dropped on them, a sudden impact to them or being crushed between things, which could happen in a road traffic accident in North Somerset. Considering they carry our weight around all day, our feet generally are very vulnerable.
If your toes have been broken by the fault of someone else, you should be contacting a personal injury lawyer to make a claim for compensation.
The amount of compensation you are awarded can depend on the severity of the break in your toe. The fractures can range from a hairline crack to a break where the toe needs surgery to realign the bones. Most toes are broken by the people they belong to, but if your’s was broken by someone else, possibly in a road accident in North Somerset, you may be able to make a personal injury claim.
How to treat a broken toe
After the hospital has taken an Xray, and if they are satisfied that it is a break in your toe the treatment may include:
- In the severest of cases, pins or screws inserted while it heals
- Crutches to stop you putting weight on the foot
- Strapping two toes together – called buddy taping
Keeping the weight off the toe is important and if you can have your foot raised for the first few days that helps.
Get help from the experts
Accident Advice Helpline will deal with your personal injury compensation claim for you. We were established over 14 years ago to provide access to justice for blameless victims of accidents, and have done just that for many thousands of claimants since then.
We have in house solicitors who operate a No Win No Fee* agreement. Since 1998 there has been no legal aid for personal injury claims and without the No Win No Fee* agreement many people would not be able to afford to make a personal injury claim.
Our solicitors have the experience to deal with all the large organisations usually on the other end of a compensation claim. Quite often these are insurance companies who have their own legal teams and they will not want to pay you compensation. You need someone good on your side and that is why you need Accident Advice Helpline.
You can call our helpline on 0800 180 4123 or complete our 30-second test – either way you will be glad you made contact with Accident Advice Helpline if you choose to proceed with your claim.
Date Published: 18th March 2014
Author: David Brown