The foot is made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles and tendons. That represents about 25% of all the bones in the human body. It’s understandable then that such a complex structure can be subject to a wide range of injuries from the minor to the more severe.
Common types of foot injuries
Foot injuries are frequently caused by an accident at work or by a slip, trip or fall. We routinely deal with compensation claims for foot injuries such as:
- Torn and burst ligaments and tendons
- Achilles tendon injury
- Broken toe
- Ankle injuries
- Traumatic amputation
What compensation can I claim for my foot injuries?
Amounts of compensation for any personal injury cannot be guaranteed, but your solicitor will be able to make an estimate based on the severity of your injuries and previous similar cases.
Any compensation you receive typically comprises two elements: an amount to make up for your pain and suffering, and an amount to cover your financial losses, including:
- Loss of earnings due to inability to work
- Assistance in the home expenses if your injury immobilises you or limits your ability to take care of yourself
- The cost of pain killers
- Travel to your hospital and GP
All of these expenses and more can be claimed as part of your compensation settlement, so remember to make a note of your expenses and keep all relevant receipts.
What are the next steps?
If you have suffered foot injuries as a result of an accident or other incident in the last three years where somebody else was to blame, contact Accident Advice Helpline for a no-obligation chat to confirm the validity of your claim.
Accident Advice Helpline has been operating since 2000 and is one of the UK’s leading advice and compensation providers. To underline our commitment to dealing with your claim with complete integrity, we are recommended by renowned consumer champion Esther Rantzen.
After an initial discussion with our highly trained staff, your case will be referred to one of our large network of independent personal injury solicitors, all of whom work on a no win no fee basis. We work with around 200 solicitors’ firms nationwide and will select the one best placed to deal with your claim, based on experience and geographical location.
Your lawyer will gather relevant evidence and obtain medical reports from the doctors who treated you following your injury. It may be necessary to undergo a further medical assessment with an independent orthopaedic or podiatric consultant, who will produce a report describing the foot injuries you have suffered and giving their expert opinion as to what the future holds for your recovery.
If you’re ready to start your claim, try our 30 second test to find out how much compensation you could be entitled to, or click Claim Now and complete our claim form and one of our advisors will contact you.
Alternatively call our helpline on 0800 180 4123. Lines are open 24 hours.