Searching for an injury claims lawyer in Long Buckby?
Long Buckby is a large village in Northamptonshire. In the 2001 census, the parish of Long Buckby had a population of exactly 4,000. Long Buckby has a history going back approximately 1,200 years to the Vikings when all of northern, central and eastern England came under the Danelaw. The mound remaining of a castle built by Sahir de Quincy in the 12th century remains. Even in those days they used to get broken bones, but they never used an injury claims lawyer in Long Buckby.
Broken toes and an injury claims lawyer in Long Buckby
Broken toes are so easy to come by; just dropping something on them can easily break your toe. The treatment for a broken toe is quite simple and in most cases medical treatment will not be needed. You can treat it yourself at home, they usually take 4 to 6 weeks to heal properly.
The self-help treatment
The self help treatment for a broken toe starts by putting some cotton wool or gauze between the broken toe and the one next to it to stop them rubbing together. You then bind the two toes together with plaster and the healthy toe will act as a splint for the broken toe, allowing the bone to heal straight and healthy. You can also do this for a sprained toe and it will be just as effective.
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. The ice should not be applied directly to the toe but wrapped in a tea towel or similar first. Alternatively, frozen peas out of your freezer will do the job very well. This will help reduce the swelling and make it less painful.
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.
Most broken toes are straightforward and the above treatment for a broken toe will work, providing you follow it and allow the proper healing time.
If, however, the toe is at a twisted angle, you probably should seek medical assistance, because you might need to have an X-ray and it may need straightening.
Whose fault is it anyway?
Most broken toes are the fault of the person to whom they belong, but if you should have broken toes because of something that was not your fault, then contact Accident Advice Helpline on their free helpline number (0800 689 0500) and have a chat with one of our friendly advisers regarding the circumstances of your breakages. They may advise using an injury lawyer in Long Buckby.
Accident Advice Helpline 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.
Or you could try completing Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second test on the website to get an estimate of how much compensation you may be entitled to.
Date Published: 6th October 2013
Author: David Brown