There are 26 bones in each of your feet and they are just waiting to be broken. Our feet are very vulnerable to breakages as they propel us round all day. Indeed, simple things such as something falling on them or bumping them on something, can easily break a few foot bones.
There are many accidents that can cause this to happen, and if you have been injured in this way by an accident that was not your fault, you should be speaking with a compensation solicitor in Askam-in-Furness. At Accident Advice Helpline, some of the accidents we come across that cause broken foot bones are:
- Heels being broken after landing hard on your feet from a height
- Twisting your foot or ankle as you fall or slip
- Small cracks, called stress fractures, occurring in the foot bones over a long period of stress to the feet
- Toes being fractured when you accidentally kick something hard
- Having something dropped on your foot
In general, you will realise very quickly that you have broken a bone in your foot because the pain can be severe. Your foot is also likely to swell and maybe look deformed.
If you sustain a break in your foot in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to make a personal injury claim, and you would be best off using a compensation solicitor in Askam-in-Furness at Accident Advice Helpline.
Does a compensation solicitor in Askam-in-Furness know how my broken foot will be treated?
This can depend on the severity of the injury, but common treatments are:
- Plaster cast
- A foot brace
- Crutches to keep the weight off the foot
- Broken toes can be treated by binding them to another toe – this is called buddy taping
- Ice to reduce the swelling
Can a solicitor in Askam-in-Furness help with a personal injury claim?
Yes they can. Contacting a solicitor in Askam-in-Furness at Accident Advice Helpline is the easiest and most stress-free way of making a personal injury claim – we have made sure it is. The accident is traumatic enough without any further worries. With Accident Advice Helpline, even finances need not be a consideration, as we will not ask you for any money to start work on your claim. We operate on a no-win, no-fee* basis so claims are available to everyone.
On our website there is a 30-second test which will let you know if you have a valid claim, and give you an estimate as to the amount of compensation you might receive.
You can also call our free helpline on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone. One of our advisers will provide you with free initial advice and answer all your questions about making a personal injury compensation claim.
If you decide not to pursue the claim, we will not put you under any pressure – the decision will be entirely yours.
Date Published: 17th March 2014
Author: David Brown