The two main functions of our feet are to support us and to propel us. They are made up of 26 different bones including five toes and five metatarsal bones, which are the long bone along the middle of the foot. All foot bones are easily broken, because they are prone to kicking things or having items dropped on them, and very often it is the victims own fault they are broken.
You will be immediately aware that you have broken a foot bone because the pain is so severe, and it may swell and look deformed. Because you will not know just how much damage has been done, you should seek immediate medical attention. The bones may be out of line and need surgically pinning back in place, or a plaster cast may be sufficient.
However your foot was broken, and no matter what the treatment is, you may be entitled to claim compensation and should contact Accident Advice Helpline to find out if you are eligible to make a no win no fee* in Barton Stacey claim.
The recovery period
As with all broken bones, the recovery period can be affected by the age of the victim. Youngsters’ bones heal much quicker than those of the elderly, but are more likely to break in the first place.
Plenty of rest with the weight off the foot will be needed to allow the bones to heal and this normally takes 6-8 weeks. Painkillers and icepacks are sometimes used to relieve the discomfort of the victim.
No win no fee* in Barton Stacey
There are three factors that need to be taken into account before you can make a no win no fee* in Barton Stacey personal injury claim:
- The accident must not have been your fault
- You must have sustained injuries that needed medical attention
- The accident must have happened within the last three years
If these apply to you, you should be contacting Accident Advice Helpline to claim the compensation you are entitled to. We have already helped many thousands of victims get the compensation they were due, and with 25,000 new enquiries every month, we are likely to help many more.
We are open 7 days a week, and if you phone our freephone number on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, and speak to one of our friendly advisors, they will provide you with all the information you need to make a personal injury compensation claim. Making this call puts you under no obligation to use our services, and we will not put any pressure on you to do so.
Or you can complete our 30-second test online to find out if you qualify to make and claim, and to get an estimate of how much to expect. Make a no win no fee* in Barton Stacey claim today.
Date Published: 22nd January 2014
Author: David Brown