Did you know that each of your feet have 28 bones? These 28 bones are held together by tissue called the ligaments. In your feet you also have fat pads, which are there to help hold the weight of your body.
Your feet are a very important part of your body, although we tend to take them for granted; they are the main basis for most of our body movements. Your feet take the support of your body weight and provide shock absorption, propel your legs forward, and assist you with balance. Every day we stand for around four hours, putting several tons of force on our feet.
Accidents of many types can cause a person to suffer from foot pain. It could be a trip or a fall, a sports injury, or injury sustained in Purbeck road traffic accidents. No matter how the foot is hurt, it can leave the person in a lot of pain and have an impact on their life.
The types of injury you could suffer in your feet in Purbeck road traffic accidents include:
- Torn ligaments;
- Tissue damage;
- Severe bruising;
- Puncture wounds;
- Muscle strains; and
- Ruptured tendons.
Any one of the above can mean you have to take time off work. In bad cases you could need surgery, you may need crutches to walk, and you could have to have a course of physiotherapy to regain all the movement in your foot.
These injuries can be life-changing, as suddenly by no fault of your own you are restricted, you can no longer do your own shopping, maybe you have to give up your sports for a period of time as you find you can no longer enjoy the activities you used to.
If you know of someone who is suffering from a foot injury that has affected their life, or maybe you yourself are suffering, don’t think you are alone. Help is out there and you could be entitled to some compensation for the suffering you are undergoing.
Use Accident Advice Helpline to claim for injuries caused in Purbeck road traffic accidents
At Accident Advice Helpline we take all the stress out of making a claim, making the process as easy as possible for you. Our lawyers work on a no win, no fee basis, so it will not cost you any money to start a claim, and should we lose you will not have to pay, meaning our lawyers will simply not get paid. So if your accident was not your fault, it happened no more than three years ago, and your injuries required medical attention, then call our free phone helpline today on 0800 180 4123 and speak to our professional and experienced advisors to start your claim.
Date Published: 19th August 2014
Author: David Brown