Personal injury lawyer in Kettering
The human foot has 26 bones in total, all just waiting to be broken. These bones are divided into 3 separate sections, the hindfoot, the midfoot, and the forefoot. Broken bones in the feet are very common, and account for about 10 % of all fractures.
- The midfoot has five bones, one of which is the navicular
- The forefoot is the long part of the foot, and has nineteen bones including the toe bones and metatarsals
- There are two bones in the hindfoot, one that attaches the foot to the leg and the other forms the heel.
You may want to use the personal injury lawyer in Kettering to make an injury claim if you fracture your foot. The feet are vulnerable and easily injured.
What are the accidents that occur for us to use the personal injury lawyer in Kettering for a broken foot?
The bones of the forefoot often get broken in sports people, footballers particularly, but it is not unusual to get a fractured navicular in a road traffic accident or a work related accident. Our feet propel us wherever we go, but unfortunately they break very easily. The fracture is usually sudden and unexpected, but you will know you have damaged your foot because the pain is immediate and initially quite severe.
What are the symptoms of a fractured foot?
The symptoms of a fracture foot are usually:
- Bruising to the foot
- Foot possibly looking deformed
- Severe pain
- In a clean break, you may hear the snap as it happens
What treatment do you receive for a fractured foot?
Some of the treatments can include these, but it does depend on the severity of the break and also other damage that has happened to your foot.
- Having, pins, plates or screws inserted
- Surgery to realign the bones
- Rest, to keep the weight off the foot
- Plaster cast
- Support boot
- Ice packs
Using the personal injury lawyer in Kettering for a broken foot
If your fractured foot was not your own fault but that of someone else, either accidentally, because of negligence, or through a criminal assault, then you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim.
What compensation could I receive?
The claim is made up of lots of things such as:
- Medical expenses
- Travel costs
- Pain and suffering
- Replacement of equipment and accessories
- Anxiety and stress
- Loss of earnings
Any cost or loss that is a result of the accident will be part of your claim, and when you are ready to make your personal injury compensation claim, and it must be within three years of the incident that caused your injury, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline. We have helped many thousands of claimants over the last 13 years get the compensation they were due.
You can either try our 30-second test to see roughly how much you can expect to receive, or phone our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, and speak to one of our friendly advisers who will help all they can, and put your claim in motion should you wish to proceed.
Date Published: 15th February 2014