A fractured metatarsal can be a very painful and disabling injury. The metatarsals are the five long bones in our feet that go down to our toes and they are very easily broken by something being dropped on them, a forceful knock or excessive twist. These sorts of things happen in accidents all the time and it is not unusual for a victim to make a personal injury claim in Gelligaer because of a fractured metatarsal.
Why innocent victims make a personal injury claim in Gelligaer
If one of your metatarsals is broken in an accident that is not your fault, to help it heal you have to keep the weight off your foot as much as possible. This can mean that the victim cannot be as active as they normally are and could mean they have to lose time from work and so reduce their income significantly.
Accidents always bring extra expenses with them so as well as the pain and anxiety the victim is having to endure, they could well be suffering extra stress because of the burden on their finances.
If you use Accident Advice Helpline to make your personal injury claim in Gelligaer this need not be a concern, as we use the no-win, no-fee agreement for all claims. This means that no money has to be found to start their claim and no money has to found if the claim is not lost. We take the financial risk of winning your claim so that you have no worry over the costs.
Treating a fractured metatarsal
The treatment for any broken bone is pretty much the same and can include:
- Ice packs
- A plaster cast
- Support bandages
- Surgery to insert pins or plates
- Surgery to realign the bones
An X-ray is usually taken to make sure there are no slivers of bone that could cause more damage if it is left.
Making a personal injury claim in Gelligaer
Making a personal injury claim is a legal process with limitations and specifications and needs to be adhered to. At Accident Advice Helpline, our solicitors are experts in dealing with claims for all types of accidents and will make sure that every area of your accident and injuries are accounted for.
Before some victims decide to make their claim, they like to know how much they are likely to be awarded. If they complete the 30-second test on our website this will let you know if you have a valid claim and give you an estimate of how much your compensation could be.
You may prefer to find out this information by speaking to someone about their circumstances and if this is what you want to do you can call and speak to one of our friendly advisors on 0800 689 0500, or you can call us from a mobile phone on: 0333 500 0993
Date Published: 21st October 2014