What if I have a Metatarsal fracture and need to make an injury claim in Stafford?
Stafford is the county town of Staffordshire, in the West Midlands region of England. It lies approx. 18 miles south of Stoke-On-Trent., home to the premier league football team, Stoke City FC.
One of the more common injuries in football is a metatarsal fracture that could well result in the need to make an injury claim in Stafford. This is attributed to the modern lightweight football boots that offer little protection to the foot.
Injury claim in Stafford
Broken metatarsal bones first became notorious with the public when Aldo Duscher, the midfielder for Deportiva La Coruna, tackled David Beckham and broke his second metatarsal bone, almost putting an end to Beckham playing in the 2002 World Cup.
Since then he has been joined by several players with this injury, including Wayne Rooney, Michael Owen, Roy Keane, Ashley Cole, and of course Steven Gerrard.
However, you do not have to be a famous footballer to get this injury, and have to make an injury claim Stafford.
What can cause the metatarsal to be fractured?
There are two types of metatarsal fractures, acute and stress fractures. Acute fractures can happen because:
- A sudden impact to your foot such as a kick or knock in an accident
- The foot being twisted in a slip, trip or fall
- Something heavy is dropped on your foot
Stress fractures occur because of overuse or repetitive movements to the bones.
Either of these could create the need for you to make an injury claim in Stafford.
The symptoms of a metatarsal fracture that could lead to an injury claim in Stafford
This can vary depending on the severity of the break, but usually you will have:
- Severe pain and tenderness around the area of the fracture
- Bruising and swelling
- Inability to walk on the affected foot
- Restricted movement of the affected foot
The treatment of a metatarsal fracture
The treatment of your metatarsal fracture will depend on how bad the break is, but standard treatments include:
- Plaster cast
- Protective boot
- In really severe cases, surgery to insert pins, screws or plates.
- Ice packs
- Elevating the foot
- Keeping the weight off the foot
The broken foot was not your fault so you need to make an injury claim Stafford.
If it was someone else that dropped that anvil on your foot, or kicked you in a rugby tackle, or you fell over some obstruction at work, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim.
You need to speak to one of the friendly advisers at Accident Advice Helpline on their freephone number: 0800 689 0500, explain the circumstances of how you sustained your injury, and they will advise you as to your eligibility to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline have the knowledge and expertise you need to act on your behalf, to make sure you get the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to, and to make sure this is all done in a simple but efficient manner, troubling you as little as possible throughout the process.
Date Published: 22nd September 2013
Author: David Brown