Injury lawyers in Tuxford and broken toes
Our toes are very vulnerable, things get dropped on them all the time so broken toes are very common. Most of them are caused by the person who owns them, but if yours should be broken in an accident that was the fault of someone else, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Injury lawyers in Tuxford tell how to treat a broken toe
Treating 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. This is known as buddy taping and you can also do it for a sprained toe, it will be just as effective.
Then you need to 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. 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.
This all sounds very easy and makes you wonder why anyone ever goes to hospital when they have broken a toe. It is because without an Xray, you cannot be certain if you have broken your toe or not. What if it is dislocated and needs putting back in place, or a chip has come off it. It could even need surgery to pin it back where if should be to stop a permanent deformity.
Who is to blame?
If you have not broken your toes yourself, someone else must have caused the fractures. If that is the case, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim for compensation and to do this you should contact injury lawyers in Tuxford at Accident Advice Helpline.
We have been assisting victims with their claims for over 13 years and 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. Many thousands of previous claimants have received the compensation they were entitled to after speaking with our helpful and friendly advisors on 0800 180 4123.
You could complete Accident Advice Helpline 30-second calculator on the website, to see if you have a valid claim and what sort of compensation you may be entitled to.