You will find the navicular bones in your feet. Our feet are very vulnerable and often injured in South Ribble road traffic accidents, or any other accident that causes a direct blow to them.
Something being dropped on them or maybe a swift kick into them will also cause your navicular bones to break. Broken bones in the feet account for about 10% of all broken bone injuries. The foot bones are divided into three sections:
- The forefoot is where our toes are
- The mid foot is where the long navicular bones are, they run the length of our foot to our toes and like toes there are five of them
- The hind foot is where our foot meets our leg and where you will find our heel and our ankle
In all there are 26 bones in our feet that propel us wherever we want to go, carrying our weight everywhere.
Broken feet from South Ribble road traffic accidents
Breaking feet in South Ribble road traffic accidents is not unusual, in fact broken bones anywhere in our bodies are a common injury from South Ribble road traffic accidents. You might think this does not sound too bad, that the bone will heal and the victim will recover with no ill effects. But what if the broken bone is in the back, the chest or maybe the skull, the victims life may never be the same again.
Dealing with a broken navicular bone after South Ribble road traffic accidents
Accidents are usually sudden and unexpected and if your navicular bones are broken you will know you have damaged your foot because the pain is immediate and initially quite severe. Navicular bones get broken in all sorts of accidents and if you are the blameless victim of one of these, you may experience the following symptoms:
- Severe pain
- Bruising to the foot
- Bleeding if the skin has broken
- Foot possibly looking deformed
- In a clean break, you may hear the snap as it happens
Making a claim for your broken navicular
If your broken navicular was caused in an accident that was not your fault and it has happened within the last three years, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim for compensation. As well as the pain and suffering you have had to endure, any costs and losses caused by the accident can be recouped if your claim is successful.
When you are ready to make your injury claim you should contact Accident Advice Helpline and let us help you as we have helped many thousands of claimants over the last 15 years get the compensation they were due.
You can complete our 30-second test to see roughly how much you can expect to receive, or phone our freephone number 0800 689 0500 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. The call will be free of obligation on your part, with no pressure at all from us.
Date Published: 19th August 2014