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    When can I make a claim for a foot injury?

    You can make a claim for compensation for a foot injury as soon as is practical following the medical diagnosis of your injury. The only proof that you will need to establish is that you would not have sustained the injury but for the negligence of another party. However, each individual claim is made on a case-by-case basis meaning that you should consult a specialist personal injury solicitor if you feel that you are entitled to compensation caused by another’s carelessness. A specialist will therefore be able to ascertain very quickly the merits of your case.

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    What Is A Foot Injury Claim ?

    Made up of over 25 bones, 33 joints and over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments, the foot and ankle are perhaps one of the most complex areas of the body. Injuries to this body part therefore are commonplace ranging from minor sprains and strains to more severe fractures and dislocations. Furthermore, injuries sustained to this body part can be both debilitating and painful to the sufferer. Commonly, foot or ankle injuries result from a sporting accident but can also occur in a number of different circumstances. However, where you have sustained this type of injury caused by the negligence and carelessness of another then you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation against that party.

    Main types of foot injury include:

    • Ankle Sprains and Strains: This type of injury is one of the most common complaints relating to the foot and often occurs through a sporting accident or slip, trip or fall in an unsafe environment. Both sprains and strains can be painful injuries but most will allow for a full recovery.
    • Ankle Fractures: This type of injury is considered as more severe than a sprain or strain. There are different types of ankle fractures that can occur all varying in seriousness. An open fracture occurs where the broken bone pierces the surface of the skin whilst a closed fracture remains under the skin. A displaced fracture occurs where a broken bone moves from its original position whilst a non-displaced fracture does not move nor break the skin although might still be misaligned.
    • Metatarsal Fractures: This type of injury is another common foot complaint and occurs where one or more of the five metatarsal bones between the ankle and toes on the feet are broken. A metatarsal fracture can be quite sufferable since you use your feet for a lot of daily activities. This type of injury often arises through heavy objects being dropped on the metatarsal bones and can therefore require a lengthy recovery period.
    • Broken Foot: This type of injury occurs where a forceful impact causes a break to one or more of the bones in the foot of which there are 26 in total. Depending on the type of bone affected will determine how serious and debilitating this type of injury is for a sufferer.

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    How much compensation is possible?

    There is no defined sum of compensation that be expected in foot injury claims since it is ultimately dependent on the severity of the injury as well as the accompanying pain and suffering that you have endured. Other financial considerations such as your current and future loss of earnings, medical expenses as well as travel costs will also be included in any compensation offer made to you. Even adaptations to your home or way of living following your injury will be taken into account. It is therefore advisable to consult a specialist personal injury solicitor in order to discuss the facts of your case as they will then be able to direct you to a potential compensation amount for your suffering.

     How can I make a claim?

    You can make a claim following the medical diagnosis of your foot injury. You should contact a specialist personal injury solicitor as soon as is practical and explain the facts of your case. A specialist will then be able to advise you as to the evidence that will be needed to help prove your claim as well as the likely offer of compensation that you may receive. Here at Scot Accident Claims, we have an experienced team of personal injury solicitors that can help advise you today.

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