Has your foot been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else? Read here for information on treating a foot injury, your long term recovery and claiming compensation.
Treating a foot injury following an accident
Treating a foot injury can vary, depending on the type of injury you have received. Please make sure that you see a medical professional and follow the advice given to you to give yourself the best chance of recovering from your injury.
There are three main types of foot injury. The first is a broken bone. Your foot contains many bones, close together and small. A break in one or more of these can cause significant pain and take a long time to heal. Your doctor will look to stabilise the bone and those around it, maybe with a plaster cast. Your treatment may involve elevating your foot and keeping weight off of it for a significant period of time.
The second type of injury is nerve damage. This can result in tingling or loss of feeling in part of your foot. Nerve injury can be very painful and long term. Contrary to the treatment for a broken bone, your doctor may recommend exercise within strict parameters to improve your injury.
Lastly, you may have an infection in your foot. The swelling, redness and fever associated with this can be very frightening. You doctor may treat this with hospitalisation or with antibiotics. Long term recovery from a foot infection is generally very good.
Get started on your foot injury claim today
Your foot injury, no matter which of the three categories it falls into, is likely to impact on your life significantly. In the worst cases, a foot injury can affect your quality of life forever. Even in mild cases, you may never be able to run or wear high heels again. If your foot injury was caused by someone else’s negligence or lack of care, you deserve to be recompensed for the pain, distress and financial impact your injury has had.
Have you had to give up driving for a period of time? Have you needed time off work? Have you missed out on overtime opportunities? Did you need extra help with childcare, looking after the house or tending the garden? If you are out of pocket, make a no-win, no-fee claim with us and get the justice that is due to you. Why not call us on 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile you can ring us on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 5th August 2016
Author: Lynne Bell