The tibia and fibular bones form the bottom part of our leg, the fibular being the bone that joins our foot to our leg via the ankle. If that particular bone should be broken, you are likely to experience a sudden onset of pain at the point of the break. You should try not to walk on it, but that might prove difficult. The best course of action is to go straight to your local A & E for an x-ray to confirm the damage and have it treated.
If your fibular was broken in an accident that was not your fault, you may want to make a personal injury claim using the services of injury lawyers in Torphins.
How a fractured fibular might happen
The fibular is often broken when it receives a sudden impact such as may happen in an accident of some sort, or when your ankle gets rolled. It is not a rare injury and is often sustained in combat sports, or landing from a fall awkwardly. In fact anything that causes stress to the bone usually results in a fractured fibular and if that was caused by someone else, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim, using injury lawyers in Torphins.
Recovering from a fractured fibular
The initial pain from this type of fracture usually dulls quite quickly but painkillers and ice packs can help it on its way. Recovery is generally complete, although physiotherapy may be necessary. Sometimes other treatments are used to help, these can include
- Soft tissue massage
- Joint mobilisation
- The use of crutches
- Activity modification
- Taping or bracing
- A protective boot
- Exercises to improve strength and flexibility
- Ice or heat treatment
Making a fractured fibular claim using injury lawyers in Torphins
Accident Advice Helpline have assisted numerous victims of this and all types of other injuries, be successful in making a personal injury compensation claim. 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.
We operate on a no-win, no-fee basis so that you do not have to worry about financing your claim.
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.
Get in touch
Our telephone is a helpline number, 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. One of our friendly advisors will be there to give you free advice and start your claim for you.
Date Published: 17th November 2013
Author: David Brown