How to make an injury claim in St Leonards-On-Sea for a fractured fibular
The fibular is the smaller of the two bones found in the lower leg. The larger bone is called the tibular.
What might cause a fractured fibular that leads to making an injury claim in St Leonards-On-Sea?
Impact injuries are usually the most common cause of a fractured fibular. This can be from landing awkwardly after a jump from a great height, or from combat based sports. There are lots of ways the bone can become stressed and fractured.
What are the symptoms of a fractured fibular?
Over time the area of the fracture will swell, and bruising will start to appear. In the first instance though these will not be obvious. There is usually a sudden pain at the point of the break, this makes it very painful/awkward, or impossible to walk.
How is it diagnosed?
Normally an x-ray is enough for a fractured fibular, but in complicated cases an MRI scan, CT scan or bone scan may be necessary to determine the severity of the fracture.
Recovering whilst I make an injury claim in St Leonards-On-Sea
Recovery from a fractured fibular is generally total, although physiotherapy may be necessary. To hasten recovery, this can include
- Taping or bracing
- A protective boot
- Exercises to improve strength and flexibility
- Ice or heat treatment
- Soft tissue massage
- Joint mobilisation
- The use of crutches
- Activity modification
What if it was an accident that wasn’t my fault?
Whether the accident occurred as a result of a sporting injury, or a criminal attack, as long as it wasn’t your fault then you can make an injury claim in St Leonards-On-Sea.
Accident Advice Helpline has helped numerous victims of this, and all types of other injuries, be successful in making a personal injury compensation claim. If you are successful, we are successful, as we operate on a No Win No Fee basis so only get paid if your case is won.
Our solicitors are very experienced in dealing with such matters and will make sure your claim is dealt with in a fast and efficient manner, causing you as little bother as possible.
On our website there is an online claim form which you can complete, or why not take our 30-second test, and get some idea about how much compensation you can expect to be awarded.
Our telephone is a freephone number: 0800 689 0500, which you can phone any time of day or night, any day of the week. One of our friendly advisers will always be there to give you free advice and start your claim for you.
If you have a fractured fibular, caused in an accident, part of the treatment will be to rest, so why not use some of that resting time to make contact with us and put your claim into motion.
Date Published: 22nd September 2013
Author: David Brown