If you fracture your navicular in an accident that was not your fault then you may be able to make a personal injury claim, using the solicitors in Isle of Skye at Accident Advice Helpline to help you.
If you fracture your navicular, you may need the help of the solicitors in Isle of Skye to claim compensation
You can fracture any bones in your feet quite easily. You could accidentally drop something on your foot which would then cause the injury. Fractured feet account for 10% of all broken bone injuries. In the foot you have 26 bones, which are divided into 3 different sections. The hindfoot, the midfoot and the forefoot.
- There are two bones in the hindfoot, one that attaches the foot to the leg and the other forms the heel.
- 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 ten toe bones.
How you can fracture your feet
You can fracture your feet very easily for example, you could knock them or bump them, or drop something on them. It can happen quite unexpectedly and suddenly but you should have no doubt that you have broken them as it will be very painful and distressing. The pain will be immediate and quite severe, but tends to subside quite quickly.
The majority of cases for a fractured foot are caused by the person who owns them. However, if it happens in an accident in which you were an innocent victim, then you may be able to use the solicitors in Isle of Skye to make a personal injury claim.
The symptoms of a fractured navicular can include:
- Foot possibly looking deformed
- In a clean break, you may hear the snap as it happens
- Severe pain
- Bleeding if the skin has been broken
- Bruising to the foot
The treatment for a fractured foot can depend on how bad the break is and if any other damage has been done to the foot. It could include:
- Surgery to realign the bones
- Rest, to keep the weight off the foot
- Plaster cast
- Support boot
- Ice packs
- Having, pins, plates or screws inserted
You should try to walk on the foot as little as possible and even after the treatment has finished, avoid wearing tight or high heeled shoes for a while.
You may be entitled to make an injury claim
When you are ready to make your personal injury compensation claim, 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: 10th April 2014
Author: David Brown