Personal accident claims in Livingston
One of the painful injuries that can be included in a personal accident claims case is a toe injury. A broken toe may draw a few sniggers from your friends but in fact it is anything but amusing. It is both painful and very inconvenient. If your toe injury was not your fault and you live in Livingston then you may be able to start a personal accident claims case by contacting Accident Advice Helpline.
For example, if you broke your toe in a slip on a damaged floor in a shop in Livingston you may be able to start a personal accident claims case against the company that owns the shop. This is generally done through public liability insurance – the owner of the shop has a duty to provide a safe floor for you to walk on.
If you broke your toe by dropping a heavy piece of equipment on your foot whilst you were at work and your job involved frequently carrying heavy objects, you may be able to make a personal accident claims case against your employer via their employer’s liability insurance. Your employer has a clear duty to protect your health and safety. This may include providing suitable protective foot wear and in this case that would have been re-enforced boots.
Personal accident claims in Livingston: A guide to toe fractures
A toe fracture is simply a crack or a break in one of the toe bones. A broken toe is usually suspected because it is painful, swollen and red. Bruising may be present. Some people get a collection of blood underneath the nail of the affected toe. It is very likely that you will struggle to walk. In very severe cases the toe may stick out from the foot at an odd angle.
Personal accident claims in Livingston – When to visit your GP
Do not worry if you did not go to the doctor straight away – you can still make a claim. Some people go to the doctor at a later stage because:
- The pain is getting worse and over-the-counter painkillers are not strong enough to control it
- The swelling and the colour change does not get better in a few days.
- There is an open wound near the location of the potential fracture and it looks as if it needs cleaning
Personal accident claims in Livingston – Visiting a hospital
A proportion of claimants have chosen to visit the Accident and Emergency Department of a hospital because:
- Their toe is feeling very cold and numb and is tingling
- The skin on the toe is turning blue or even grey
- There is an obvious and severe injury to the toe
Personal accident claims in Livingston – Severe fractures
Accident Advice Helpline deals with some toe fractures that are very severe – the bone can sometimes even be broken away at an angle and have to be moved back. This is called reduction.
If you would like to discuss your potential claim with us give us a call on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 4th August 2013
Author: Sharon Parry