The fibula is the thinner of the two bones which form the lower part of the leg and relative to its length is the narrowest of all of the long limb bones in the human body. As such, a break of the fibula is far more common than a break of the tibia, but this doesn’t mean that it is any less painful. So when you do suffer a break of the fibula you are likely to need a cast (commonly known as ‘a pot’) which must remain in place until the bone has fully healed. This means that you will need to walk with crutches, often for a number of months and in drastic cases you may even need to use a wheelchair. What it also means is that you are probably asking yourself the question, ‘How long will it take before you are walking after a broken fibula?’
How soon will you be walking after a broken fibula?
There is no question that those who have suffered a broken fibula, quickly get sick of not being able to walk normally and as such, one of the questions which they are most keen to know the answer to is, ‘How soon will you be walking after a broken fibula?’ When it comes to providing an answer to the question, it is not easy, as it depends on the severity of your injury, your physiotherapy program after the cast is removed, and the advice of your doctor.
Can you claim compensation for a broken fibula?
You are entitled to seek compensation if your injury was somebody else’s fault because the pain, discomfort and inconvenience caused by a broken fibula can massively affect your life. If this is the case, then you have a period of three years from the incident in question to begin claims proceedings and you will want to find the very best people to handle your claim.
Who are the best people to handle your claim?
In short, the very best in the business when it comes to personal injury compensation specialists is Accident Advice Helpline. We have over 15 years’ experience in making compensation claims and we use all of this to improve our performance in each and every new claim that we take on. What’s more, our enviable reputation is such that our law firm can boast the official endorsement of consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen.
So if you have been wondering how soon you might be walking after a broken fibula, you can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone. Alternatively, you can text, ‘claim365’ to 88010 and we will call you back as soon as possible.
Category: Broken bones claims