Have you suffered a slip, trip or fall?
Although a slip, trip or fall can result in various types of injuries, people often sustain injuries to their feet or legs as a result of this type of accident. Although a foot injury may not sound too serious, it can be extremely painful and you may find that it affects you for months after the incident.
If you suffer a broken bone or fracture in your foot, for example, you may need to wear a cast or a protective boot until it heals. Although doctors can provide painkillers, sometimes the healing process just takes time and you may face weeks of recovery.
If you’ve suffered a particularly bad break, you may require an operation in order to reposition the bones in your foot. Although this will prevent them from healing in the wrong place, it could increase your recovery time and you may need to stay in hospital for a few days whilst you’re recovering from the surgery.
Are you claiming for a foot injury?
If you’ve been hurt through no fault of your own, it’s certainly worth considering claiming for a foot injury. Even a torn ligament or tendon can cause extreme pain and discomfort so you could receive a considerable amount of compensation if you make a successful claim.
Whilst a minor or moderate foot injury may not be life-threatening, it can significantly disrupt your routine whilst you’re recovering. If you’re unable to walk or you require crutches, for example, you may find it difficult to get around and it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to drive.
You may be unable to exercise for months and even going to work may be unlikely for quite some time. If you’re claiming for a foot injury, it’s important to tell your personal injury lawyer how the injury is affecting your lifestyle.
When you make your compensation claim, you should be able to claim additional compensation for any expenses the injury has caused, such as loss of income or increased travel costs. If you’re claiming for a foot injury and you want to find out more about taking successful legal action, get in touch with us today.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline now
At Accident Advice Helpline we have plenty of experience in handling personal injury claims and there’s a good chance that we’ll be able to help you to obtain compensation. To learn more about claiming compensation with us, contact us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 15th November 2011
Author: David Brown