Making an injury claim in Stapleford Abbotts for a broken little toe (or pinkie as it’s sometimes known)
Stapleford Abbotts is a village in the Epping Forest district of Essex and has a population of less than 1000 residents. The abbey records say that in 1013, the lord of the manor was cured of a lingering illness by the body of St Edmund (from Bury St Edmunds) passing through the village. He was so grateful, he gave the manor to the abbey and from then on it was known as Stapleford Abbotts.
A lovely walk through the forests unfortunately could create an injury, a broken toe to be precise, and if some one else caused that, you may be able to make an injury claim in Stapleford Abbotts.
Making an injury claim in Stapleford Abbotts for broken toes
Broken toes can happen in numerous ways. Our feet are vulnerable; they carry our weight around all day, and then get something dropped on them. Lo and behold – broken toes. This is just one of the ways you could break your toes, there are many others, including:
- 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
- Tripping over and twisting them as you fall
These are just three examples of the endless list of things that could happen to your toes, and may mean you need to make an injury claim in Stapleford Abbotts.
How to treat your broken little toe (and any others)
The normal treatment for a straightforward break is to use what is commonly known as buddy taping. 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 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.
Making your injury claim in Stapleford Abbotts
You should call Accident Advice Helpline, the experts in making an injury claim in Stapleford Abbotts. 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 180 4123 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: 21st September 2013
Author: David Brown