Metatarsal Fracture Compensation Claim in Sutton-in-Ashfield
Have you fractured your metatarsal in an accident? In other words, did you break a bone in your foot? If so, you’ll know that this type of injury can be extremely painful and disrupt your daily life for months. Fractures of the metatarsal bone are the most common type of foot injury and no wonder considering each foot has 5 metatarsal bones.
Accident Advice Helpline can help you obtain compensation from those responsible for causing your injury. We deal with thousands of fractured metatarsal claims every year so you can be sure your compensation claim Sutton-in-Ashfield is in the best hands.
What causes a Fractured Metatarsal?
Metatarsal fractures can occur in any type of accident. The most common causes for a fractured metatarsal injury include:
- Direct trauma, for example, a heavy object falling onto the foot
- Twisting the foot or ankle, for example, from slips, trips or falls
- Road traffic accidents, for example, crushing injuries
- Sports injuries, for example, a kick to the foot; common in footballers.
Symptoms of a metatarsal fracture
If you have a fractured metatarsal, you may experience some of the following symptoms:
- Pain and inflammation
- Restricted movement of the foot.
It can take anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks for a foot fracture to heal. You may have to wear a plaster cast, protective boat, use crutches and in severe cases, you may even require an operation to insert pins. This is a terrible inconvenience to you and all because of an accident that wasn’t your fault. Accident Advice Helpline believe you have every right to make a compensation Claim in Sutton-in-Ashfield for the pain and inconvenience the injury has caused to your life, and we aim to secure you the highest settlement possible.
How much compensation can I claim?
The amount of compensation you can claim depends on the severity of your injury. The most serious foot injuries could be awarded £22,350 to £35,750. To find out how much compensation you could be entitled to speak to one of our expert legal advisers or use our 30 second compensation calculator; it’s quick, easy, and you’ll find out in no time approximately how much your compensation claim Sutton-in-Ashfield could be worth. However, please remember the amounts are guidelines only and how much compensation a person receives depends on the individual circumstances of each claim.
How to make a fractured metatarsal compensation claim
Accidents are a part of life, but some accidents are avoidable if proper health and safety rules are followed. If you have suffered a fractured metatarsal and you believe your injury could have been avoided, call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500. Our experienced legal experts are happy to provide you with further information about making a claim. You can speak to us over the phone or complete our online claims form – or even request a call back. Accident Advice Helpline are here to help you make a successful compensation claim Sutton-in-Ashfield.
Date Published: 9th September 2013
Author: David Brown