A common injury requiring an injury attorney in Nailsworth are feet injuries. Our feet are a very vulnerable part of our bodies, they work hard helping us to balance and can easily have something dropped on them. This is just one of the ways you could break your toes, there are many others, including:
- Tripping over and twisting them as you fall
- A direct blow such as might happen when playing football or rugby
- The toes being squashed between two objects as might happen in a road traffic accident
These are just three examples of the endless list of things that could happen to your toes, and may mean you need to use an injury attorney in Nailsworth.
How to treat a broken toe
Buddy taping is the most common form of treatment. This is where some sort of padding is put between the broken toe and the one next to it and then they are strapped together. The healthy toe acts as a splint for the broken toe and then with rest the toe should heal. Keep your foot raised as much as possible for the first couple of days, applying ice packs every couple of hours for about 15 minutes at a time.
Try not to walk or stand too much, so that you are not putting weight on the toe for long periods of time and avoid wearing high heals until it is completely healed. Wear sturdy shoes with plenty of room in them to avoid squashing the toe and take a painkiller if needed, something over the counter will do the trick.
This will work for ordinary breaks, but if the bone looks twisted or out of place, the local A & E should be paid a visit. The bone may be severely broken or may need putting back in place. At the worst, it may even need pins surgically inserted to reattach it to your foot.
How do I get an injury attorney in Nailsworth?
You should call Accident Advice Helpline, the experts in using an injury attorney in Nailsworth. They will advise you if there may be a claim against the person that caused your injury and you will be under no obligation to proceed unless you wish to. Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 or you could try completing the 30-second calculator on the website, to see what sort of compensation you may be entitled to.
Date Published: 14th October 2013
Author: David Brown