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If you fracture your foot then you may not be able to do the normal every day things that you used to take for granted anymore.
If you suffer a foot fracture because of someone else’s negligence or recklessness, you might want to make a personal injury claim by using an injury lawyer in Thornton-Cleveleys at Accident Advice Helpline.
Our feet are made up of many different bones, such as our toes and our metatarsals. This is the long bone in the middle of your foot, of which there are 5 of them in your feet. If an object is dropped on this bone of you kick something hard, then this bone is quite easy to fracture.
Whichever bone you fracture in your foot, as long as you are not at fault for the break, then you should be entitled to make a personal injury claim by using an injury lawyer in Thornton-Cleveleys.
Metatarsal fractures and using an injury lawyer in Thornton-Cleveleys
This type of fracture normally occurs in sports people, footballers being particularly prone to this injury. It normally happens when they kick the bottom of their opponents foot, and some very famous footballers have suffered from it.
Letting the bones heal
Whether you have a hairline fracture or a clean break, they are both still very painful and disabling. One of the most important things to do if you have broken bones in your feet is to rest. Keeping your weight off your foot will aid its recovery, as this allows the bones to heal.
What the doctors will do
How the doctors treat you broken bones depends on which bones are fractured, and how sever the injury is, but the treatment could include:
- Plaster cast
- Protective boot
- Strapping toes together
- Surgery for inserting pins, screws or plates
- Ice packs
The recovery time scale
The healing time for a fractured foot is normally 6 to 8 weeks, as long as you follow all of the doctors advice. Your age can also play a part in the recovery process, and children’s bones will heal much quicker than an adults.
Accident Advice Helpline
If the foot was injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim, and you should contact Accident Advice Helpline to discuss this.
You can phone our freephone number on 0800 180 4123, and speak to one of our friendly advisers, they will assist you in starting your claim if you decide to proceed.
Or you can complete our 30-second test online for some guidance about qualifying criteria, and to get an estimate of the amount you could be awarded for your personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 2nd July 2014