A toe injury is something that many people don’t even think about, but if you find yourself dealing with this kind of ailment, you’ll quickly realise that it can have a real impact on your life. You may be having difficulty walking and going about your everyday business, and the pressure can quickly mount up and leave you feeling low and out of character. If you’re currently in this situation, then you’ll be pleased to know that you’ve come to the right place. You could sustain a toe injury in a variety of different ways, from an accident at work to an accident on the roads or even a slip, trip or fall in a public place. If you’re considering making a toe injury claim or simply want to find out whether or not you are eligible to do so, you can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline within three years of your accident to find out more.
Here, we’re going to give you advice for moving forward when you’re struggling with the symptoms of a toe injury, and we’ll also explain what you need to know about claiming compensation. This will apply to you if your injury was sustained in an accident that was not your fault at some point during the past three years.
How did your injury occur?
First of all, let’s consider how you could develop a toe injury. The truth of the matter is that there are many different causes of this kind of injury, and in our experience, each and every accident is completely different. What’s important right now is that you look towards the future, and do all you can to get back on your feet as quickly as possible. You may have slipped on a wet floor at work, something heavy may have fallen on your foot or you could have injured your toe in a road traffic accident. Did you know that there are three phalanx bones in each toe, with the exception of the big toe, which contains two phalanx bones? It’s possible to suffer a fracture to any of these bones, as well as tissue or tendon damage, damage to the joints, sprains or other injuries such as a toenail injury, which can be very painful.
An injury to your big toe can be particularly debilitating, as we rely on our big toe for balance and to walk properly, so you may find you are unable to get from A to B or even go to work if you have sustained a fracture or sprain to your big toe.
Who is at fault for your accident?
Assigning blame for an accident isn’t ever a comfortable experience, but if you are going to make a toe injury claim then you need to work out who is at fault for your injury. It may be that you have been injured in an accident at work, in which case it could be your employer who is liable. For example, if they didn’t provide you with safety boots or footwear whilst working on a construction site and a colleague drops a pile of bricks onto your foot, fracturing your toe, your employer could be held responsible and ordered to pay you compensation. You might have slipped on a wet floor in a shop, spraining your toe and suffering other minor injuries. In this case, the shop owner/operator could be held liable for your accident and you could make a toe injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline.
Seeking out medical assistance
Before you do anything else, it makes sense to ensure that you’ve been seen by a medical professional. This will put your mind at ease, and it will also help you to get the assistance that you need when it comes to the long-term effects of a toe injury. You should never leave anything to chance when your health and well-being are at stake. Treating a toe injury can often be much simpler if you take quick action, so get this covered today. It’s also worth noting here that seeking out medical attention could play an important part in your toe injury claim. You will be asked to provide evidence of your injuries, so it makes sense to ensure that you have everything documented correctly. We’ll normally need to see your medical report/records which show evidence of your injuries and any treatment received, in order for you to make a toe injury claim.
Claiming compensation with Accident Advice Helpline
Claiming for a toe injury can be simple and straightforward, especially when you seek out expert legal advice from Accident Advice Helpline. We’re one of the largest law firms currently in operation in the UK, and we can ensure that you get the help and support you really need when it comes to getting the compensation payment that you deserve. There’s no need to lose sleep over the cost of claiming for a toe injury as our professional personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis. There are no upfront costs to worry about, and most claims can be processed over the phone, so it is unlikely that your toe injury claim will end up in court.
Next steps to making a toe injury claim
If you have suffered either a minor or more serious toe injury then you want to give us a call as soon as possible after your accident. There is normally a three-year time limit in place for all claims, so it’s best to get in touch as soon as you are on the road to recovery. We can help you to get the compensation you’re entitled to for your injuries and loss of earnings. Just give us a call today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. A friendly and professional advisor is waiting to answer your questions, and give you an estimate of how much you could be entitled to receive. It’s never been easier to get started with your claim, and there is no obligation to proceed at any point.
Date Published: 8th July 2014
Author: Jan Newell