There are two bones in your lower leg – the fibular and the tibia – the fibular being the smaller bone of the two. Often referred to as the calf bone, it joins the tibia before the larger bone meets the knee at its top and forms the outer part of the ankle at the bottom. The fibular normally gets broken by a direct impact, or if your ankle gets rolled. If this has happened to you and you have a fractured fibular because you have been in an accident where you are not at fault, then you could be entitled to claim for compensation by using an injury lawyer in Thetford.
Falling and landing awkwardly is a common way to sustain this injury, as is receiving a kick to the leg when playing sports. You will know it has happened because of a sudden intense pain where the break has occurred, but this usually starts to subside quite quickly, leaving a dull ache in the area of the injury.You may find you have trouble walking, and although this is a none weight bearing bone, you should have an X ray on it before trying to do too much.
Diagnosing a fractured fibular
The hospital will normally give you an X ray to determine if you have suffered a fractured leg. If your situation is complicated then you may have an MRI or CT scan instead. This will also tell the hospital how severe your injury is to determine what treatment you need.
Recovery from a fractured fibular
A broken fibular will heal on its own, but there are thing you can do two help it on its way, such as:
- Soft tissue massage
- Joint mobilisation
- The use of crutches
- Activity modification
- Taping or bracing
- Exercises to improve strength and flexibility
- Ice or heat treatment
Using a lawyer in Thetford at Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline has helped numerous victims of this, and all types of other injuries, be successful in making a personal injury compensation claim. Our injury lawyer in Thetford, and all our other lawyers, work on a no win no fee basis, so none of these claimants have had to concern themselves with financing their claim.
Our lawyers 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 stress as possible with the claims process.
On our very user friendly 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.
Our telephone is a freephone number – 0800 180 4123 – where you will find our friendly and helpful advisers are always willing to help you with any answers you need about making a claim. They are there to give you all the help and support you may need.