The fibula is the smaller of the two main calf bones which runs from the knee to the ankle joints in parallel with the tibia, to which it is also connected at the top and the bottom. In relative terms, the fibula is the slenderest of the main long bones in the limbs of humans, and as such is more commonly broken than the others. A fibula fracture, therefore, is arguably less serious than that of the tibia or femur, but it still causes a great deal of pain and discomfort, and can in some cases require an operation to aid a full recovery.
If you suffer from a fibula fracture, you are likely to have to limit your mobility dramatically due to the requirement of a cast, crutches or in some drastic cases a wheelchair, in order to allow the bone to recover and heel. As such, this kind of fibula fracture can have a long term adverse effect on your work and social life, as you are simply less able to get around and cannot do as many activities as when you are fully fit.
Claiming compensation for a fibula fracture
If it was the action or inaction of another individual or organisation that was directly responsible for your fibula fracture, you may be entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering that was inflicted on you. In the eyes of the law, anyone who suffers an accident or injury that was somebody else’s fault deserves to be compensated for the exact kinds of problems that were discussed above.
Where to turn
If you have suffered a fibula fracture that wasn’t your fault and want to seek the compensation that is due to you, Accident Advice Helpline are here to help you every step of the way. Our innovative 30-second test is a great starting point which gives you an estimate of the kind of compensation which may be due to you through a few basic answers to easy questions which you can give online, in no time.
You can then call us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 on your mobile, to get confidential advice from Accident Advice Helpline’s friendly and experienced staff, who are available to guide you through the whole of your claims process.
After this, Accident Advice Helpline’s team of in-house solicitors will take over and work on your behalf to get you the compensation that you deserve. You can benefit from the company’s 16years’ worth of experience, and in the majority of cases you will not need to attend any court proceedings as our solicitors will do all the hard work for you.
So, if you have suffered a fibula fracture in the last three years that wasn’t your fault, contact Accident Advice Helpline today to find out if you could be due compensation.
Date Published: 29th July 2013
Author: David Brown