If you fracture your feet in an accident that was not your fault, then you may be entitled to make an injury compensation claim, using the solicitors in Hintlesham to help you.
The purpose of our feet are to support us and to propel us, if they can not do this for any reason, say an accident, it is very disabling not to be able to get about. If the actions of someone have put you in this position, then you should call the solicitors in Hintlesham so they can help you to make a personal injury compensation claim.
The human foot has 26 different bones including toes and metatarsal bones, which are the long bone along the middle of the foot. There are five of these and like all foot bones they are easily broken, because they are prone to kicking things or having items dropped on them.
Most broken foot bones are caused by the person they belong to, but if your foot gets broken in an accident that was no fault of your own, providing the accident happened no more than three years ago, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Footballers can often suffer a broken metatarsal
In sports, people, especially footballers, suffer a common injury known as a metatarsal fracture. This happens when they kick the bottom of an opponents boot or are kicked by opponents themselves. Lots of famous footballers have suffered this injury in recent years, did any one of them consider using the solicitors in Hintlesham? Doubtful because it would have been deemed as part of normal play.
The recovery period
The recovery period with all broken bones can depend of things like age and how severe the break was. Different people react differently to their injuries as well. In the case of the famous footballers, one of them was back in training after just 5 weeks whereas another took nearly six months to recover.
It does not matter how bad your foot injury is, it will still be very painful and distressing. Resting your foot can aid your fracture greatly. The feet are weight bearing and should have the weight taken off them to give them the best chance of a full recovery. In general the recovery to take 6 – 8 weeks, but then we are not all famous footballers who put our feet under a lot of pressure.
A fractured metatarsal can result in an injury compensation claim
If the foot was injured in an accident that was not your fault, if it happened within the last three years and if it needed medical attention, you may be entitled to use the solicitors in Hintlesham. You should contact Accident Advice Helpline to discuss your accident. If you 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 receive.
Date Published: 9th April 2014
Author: David Brown