If you drop something on your feet, then your toes can become easily broken. This is a very common injury as it is an easy thing to do and most toe injuries are caused by the victims themselves.
If however, someone else causes your toes to be broken, and this has happened within the last three years, you may be entitled to compensation and should contact the solicitors in Everton at Accident Advice Helpline to discuss making a personal injury claim.
The treatment for broken toes
The treatment for a broken toe begins by putting some cotton wool or gauze between your broken toe and the one next to it to stop them rubbing against each other. You then bind the two toes together with plaster, and the healthy toe will act as a splint for the broken toe, allowing the bone to heal straight and healthy. You can also do this for a sprained toe and it will be just as effective.
You will not necessarily know if your toes are broken or sprained as the symptoms are very similar, and you should make sure they are seen to find out which it is, and if there are any other problems such as bone splinters. If there are, more specialist treatment will be needed.
Caring for it after treatment
You should try not to walk or stand too much, so that you are not putting weight on the toes for long periods of time, and you should avoid wearing high heals until it is completely healed.
Wear comfortable and sturdy shoes with lots of room in them to try and avoid squashing your toes, and take painkillers if you need to, something from your chemist should do the trick.
The majority of broken toes are straightforward, and the above treatment for a broken toe will work providing you follow it and allow the proper healing time.
Who is to blame?
Solicitors in Everton at Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim compensation for broken toes if someone else caused the accident. Call us on our free helpline number, 0800 180 4123. and have a talk with one of our friendly advisors regarding the circumstances of your breakages.
Accident Advice Helpline will advise you if there may be a claim against the person that caused your injury, and you will be under no obligation to proceed unless you wish to.
Or you could try completing our 30-second test on the website, to find out if you qualify to make a claim, and if you do to get an estimate of the amount you might be awarded.
We operate on a no win no fee basis, so you will not need any money to start your claim, and you will not need any money if your claim is lost.
Date Published: 30th March 2014
Author: David Brown