Injury solicitors in Constantine Bay and broken bones in the feet
Constantine Bay is a village and beach on the Atlantic coast of North Cornwall. St Constantine’s Well, and a historic site, is accessible by a public right of way. The area was a favourite holiday location of Margaret Thatcher during her premiership and the current Prime Minister, David Cameron is following in her footsteps.
Let’s just hope they don’t break any bones in their feet while visiting. If they do and the accident that caused the break was not their own fault, they may have cause to make a persona injury claim using injury solicitors in Constantine Bay to help.
Injury solicitors in Constantine Bay talks about broken metatarsals
The metatarsal bones, of which there are five, are the long bones that run down the foot to the toes. They are very vulnerable to injury, having things dropped on them or some other form of direct impact will often cause them to fracture, and if this happens to you through some one else’s fault, you may be able to make a personal injury claim.
This is a common injury in football attributed partly to the modern lightweight football boots that offer little protection to the foot. Some footballers now wear protectors inside their boots to try and prevent the bones breaking. If this does not work though and their metatarsal is broken through someone else’s fault, they can contact injury solicitors in Constantine Bay about making a personal injury claim.
The symptoms of a metatarsal fracture
The symptoms can vary depending on the severity of the break, but usually you may experience:
- Severe pain and tenderness around the area of the fracture.
- Bruising and swelling
- Inability to walk on the affected foot
- Restricted movement of the affected foot
Treatment of your metatarsal fracture will depend on how bad the break is, but standard treatments include:
- Ice packs
- Elevating the foot
- Keeping the weight off the foot
- Plaster cast
- Protective boot
- In really severe cases, surgery to insert pins, screws or plates.
The severity of the break will also dictate your recovery time, but, usually, it is weeks rather than months.
Making your claim
Accident Advice Helpline have been dealing with claims involving broken feet for over 16 years’. In fact, we have dealt with just about every type of accident you can think of. We have made sure that the innocent parties have had the access to the justice they deserved, and ensured that they were awarded every penny compensation they were entitled to.
You need to speak to one of the friendly advisers at Accident Advice Helpline on our helpline number, 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 (mobile), explain the circumstances of how you sustained your injury, and they will advise you as to your eligibility to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Or you can complete the 30-second test on our website for some indication of the amount you may be awarded.
Date Published: 17th December 2013
Author: David Brown