If you have an accident and as a result your feet become injured, and they need medical treatment, then you may be able to make an injury claim, using a compensation solicitor in Athelstaneford or our expertise at Accident Advice Helpline to assist you.
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The two main functions of our feet are to support and propel us. In our feet there are several different bones, 26 in all, including toes and metatarsal bones, which are the long bone along the middle of the foot. We have five metatarsal bones, and like all foot bones they are easily broken. Bones in our feet are prone to fractures because of kicking things or having items dropped on them.
If for example, your metatarsal bones are broken in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim, and to do this you might like to use the services of us at Accident Advice Helpline. If you need a compensation solicitor in Athelstaneford, talk to us.
Metatarsal breaks can be a very common injury
Metatarsal breaks can be very common in sports people, particularly footballers. Where a lot of blame is apportioned to the boots they now wear. Several famous footballers have sustained this injury in recent years including David Beckham and Wayne Rooney.
The recovery timescale of a metatarsal break
If you fracture your metatarsal bone, you will have no doubt, it is a very painful injury, no matter how minor or severe it is. If the foot gets plenty of rest, with as little weight on it as possible for as long as possible, it should take no more than 6-8 weeks to heal.
The treatments for a metatarsal break
This can depend on the type of foot fracture you have, and how severe it is, but could include:
- Inserting pins, screws or plates
- Ice packs
- Plaster cast
- Protective boot
Making a claim for your broken metatarsal with a compensation solicitor in Athestaneford
If your foot was injured in an accident that was not your fault, some time within the last three years and if it needed medical attention, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim. You should contact a compensation solicitor in Athelstaneford or our experts at Accident Advice Helpline to discuss your accident. If you phone our helpline number on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 and speak to one of our friendly advisers, they will assist you in starting your claim. Or you can complete our 30-second test online for some guidance about qualifying criteria, and a rough idea about how much you may receive.
Many thousands have already contacted Accident Advice Helpline and received the compensation they deserved. Now your metatarsals are broken, perhaps you should too.
Date Published: 17th March 2014
Author: David Brown