Peoples feet are there to support you and to propel you, these are the 2 main function of our feet. They have 26 different bones in them, which include metatarsal bones of which there are 5 and which can become easily fractured, because of thing being dropped on them or a sudden blow to them. Then you have your toes.
If any of these bones in you foot become fractured and this happened in an accident that was not your fault, then you should speak to the solicitors in Haslemere, so they can help you to make an injury compensation claim.
A common foot fracture is in the metatarsal bones
One of the common foot fractures to occur is metatarsal breaks. It can often happen in sports people, especially footballers, when they kick the bottom of their opponents boot, or they could be kicked by the opponent.
In fact, Wayne Rooney, Ashley Cole, Steven Gerrard and David Beckham have all suffered metatarsal fractures while playing football in recent years. Because these injuries happened as part of play, none of them will have made personal injury claim.
But if you suffer a fractured metatarsal in an accident that was not your fault, the solicitors in Haslemere can help with your personal injury compensation claim.
Treating your foot fracture
Any fracture bone in you body will be painful and this is no different to any other break, the first thing you will experience is pain. It does not matter if it is a hairline stress fracture or a clean break, it will still cause you lots of pain.
One of the most important things for a foot break is to have plenty of rest. Also as the feet are weight bearing you should also try to keep off of them so they will have the necessary time to recover.
The treatment will depend on the type of foot break you suffer and how severe it is, but could include:
- Strapping toes together
- Inserting pins, screws or plates
- Ice packs to relieve the pain and swelling
- Plaster cast
- Protective boot
The recovery time scale
The recovery time is usually 6 to 8 weeks but this can vary greatly. In the case of the famous footballers, one was back in training after just 5 weeks, another was out of action for 6 months.
Compensation for the foot injury using solicitors in Haslemere at Accident Advice Helpline
If your 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 the solicitors in Haslemere at Accident Advice Helpline to discuss this.
Call our freephone number on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, and speak to one of our friendly advisers, they will assist you in starting your claim. Or you can complete our 30-second test online for some guidance about qualifying criteria, and a rough idea about how much you may be awarded for your injuries.
Date Published: 2nd April 2014
Author: David Brown