Do I need an Injury lawyer Kegworth?
Kegworth is a large village, with a population of around 3,500 and is in Leicestershire. Lying on the River Soar, it is situated on the A6 near junction 24 of the M1 Motorway and is also close to East Midlands Airport. An air-crash incident in 1989 was just short of the airport’s runway at the eastern side of the airport. Although this was outside the village, it has subsequently been referred to as the Kegworth Air Disaster.
If you live in the village of Kegworth and injure your foot, then you might need an injury lawyer in Kegworth. The metatarsal bones, of which there are five, are the long bones in the forefoot, which connect the anklebones to the toes. The first metatarsal is linked to the big toe and so on across to the last one being linked to the little toe. Together, they share the weight of the body and move when we walk to cope with uneven ground. A direct blow to the foot, a twisting injury, overuse or a stress fracture, which is caused through wear and tear, normally injures them. If you sustain a fracture to your metatarsals in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to use an injury lawyer in Kegworth.
Can an injury lawyer Kegworth help with a claim for my metatarsal bone?
Metatarsal injuries have received a lot of coverage in recent years, largely due to the high number of footballers who have suffered the injury. There are many theories why this is the case such as artificial surfaces having a higher impact on the feet and the evolution of football boots has made them more light and flexible, giving less protection to the feet. In recent years, some well known football stars have suffered this injury, among them Wayne Rooney, David Beckham, Michael Owen, Steven Gerrard, Gary Neville, Roy Keane, Ledley King, David Nugent and Ashley Cole. If this injury happens to you, you may be able to use an injury lawyer in Kegworth.
How do they treat a fractured metatarsal?
The treatment depends on the severity, but can include:
- The foot must be rested for 4 – 8 weeks
- Ice packs and painkillers
- A plaster cast for 4 – 6 weeks
- After the plaster has been removed, protective supporting boots to aid the healing process.
- In severe cases, possibly the insertion of pins or screws to hold the bones in place and speed recovery.
- Then gentle exercise to strengthen the foot.
The recovery time varies greatly, in the case of the footballers cited above, their return to training varied between 6 weeks for David Nugent and 21 weeks for Gary Neville.
Making a personal injury claim
If your metatarsals sustain fractures in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim. While you are sitting at home resting you foot, give Accident Advice Helpline a call and tell them the details of your accident and injury. We will be able to tell you instantly if you qualify for a personal injury compensation claim.
Call our advisers on 0800 689 0500 and they will give you free legal advice about your situation.
Date Published: 6th October 2013
Author: David Brown