Are you looking for an expert injury lawyer in Porth?
If you are looking for an expert injury lawyer in Porth, you will be unlucky, as there aren’t any. So what should you do? Call us at Accident Advice Helpline. Although we aren’t located in the town, we can act as your expert injury lawyer in Porth.
Most of the claims we deal with can be handled over the phone. That’s why we can act as your expert injury lawyer in Porth.
Did you break the bones on your foot?
Broken bones in the feet are very common, accounting for about 10% of all broken bones. The human foot has 26 bones in total, all just waiting to be broken. These bones are divided into three separate sections — the hindfoot, the midfoot and the forefoot.
- There are two bones in the hindfoot — one that attaches the foot to the leg and another which forms the heel.
- The midfoot has five bones, one of which is the navicular.
- The forefoot is the long part of the foot. It has 19 bones, including the toe bones and metatarsals.
Our feet are vulnerable, easily injured, and if this happens through no fault of your own then you may want to use an expert injury lawyer in Porth to make a personal injury claim.
Our feet propel us wherever we go, but unfortunately they break very easily. The fracture is usually sudden and unexpected, but you will know that you have damaged your foot because the pain is immediate and initially quite severe. The bones of the forefoot often get broken in sportspeople, footballers particularly, but it is not unusual to get a fractured foot in a road traffic accident or a work-related accident.
The symptoms and treatment of a broken foot
The normal symptoms of a broken foot include:
- Severe pain;
- Bruising to the foot;
- Foot possibly looking deformed; and
- In a clean break, you may hear the snap as it happens.
This depends on the severity of the fracture and if any other damage has been done to the foot, but some of the treatments can include:
- Rest, to keep the weight off the foot;
- Plaster cast;
- Support boot;
- Ice packs;
- Having, pins, plates or screws inserted; and
- Surgery to realign the bones.
Can you make a personal injury claim?
If your fractured foot was not your own fault, but that of someone else, either accidentally, because of negligence or through a criminal assault, then you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim. The personal injury claim is made up of several areas that you can claim compensation for, such as:
- Replacement of equipment and accessories;
- Medical expenses;
- Travel costs;
- Pain and suffering;
- Anxiety and stress; and
- Loss of earnings.
Call us at Accident Advice Helpline now
Any cost or loss that is a result of the accident will be part of your claim, and when you are ready to make your personal injury compensation claim — it must be within three years of the incident that caused your injury — you should contact us at Accident Advice Helpline. We have helped many thousands of claimants, since we were established in the year 2000, to get the compensation they were due.
Call us on our freephone number from landline. It’s 0800 689 0500. To call from a mobile, ring 0333 5000 0993.
Call now and allow us to be your expert injury lawyer in Porth.
Date Published: 18th October 2013
Author: David Brown