Metatarsal bones are located between tarsal or ankle bones and phalanges of the toes. These are long bones and each foot has five such bones. There is no individual name of these bones, instead they are known collectively as metatarsus. To recognise one from another, they are numbered starting from big toe. When you stand, run or walk, your metatarsal bones bear most of your body weight. Therefore, metatarsal fractures can occur at any time to anyone irrespective of gender, age or race. If you have had an accident and been medically told you have fractured your metatarsal as a result of a holiday, sports injury or workplace accident, you may be able to make a claim for compensation against the other party.
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- What is a Metatarsal Fracture
- How much compensation can you claim?
- How to tell the symptoms & how to get diagnosed?
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- What can result in a metatarsal injury?
Injuries and fractures to metatarsal bones are very common. However, it mostly happens when a heavy object falls on them, it can also occur as a result of twisting possibly due to a fall. Stress and acute are two types of metatarsal fractures. Acute or traumatic fractures are caused by an impact and it can happen instantaneously. Repetitive actions or impacts to bones are the major cause of stress fractures. These types of fractures can become worse over time. Sometimes, these fractures may not be evident on X-rays as well. Jones fractures and avulsion fractures are other common types of fractures. They are often associated with the fifth metatarsal.
To get maximum compensation, you must be aware of the type of fracture and its cause. The compensation you can claim depends on the severity of your injuries. If your foot injury is very serious, Assess your injury compensation using Tylers Solicitors compensation calculator to determine how much compensation you could be entitled to.
The case of each individual is unique. Therefore, the value of the claim to you can only strictly be calculated on the basis of complete knowledge of circumstances. So, when you approach our solicitor for Metatarsal Fracture compensation, you must ensure you inform us of all injury problems. Your claim compensation is also calculated for loss of earnings, expenses and inconvenience as a result of an approach of wrong doing.
- Painful when touched
- Redness and swelling over bony area,
- Increased pain when standing or walking,
- Pain in front or mid foot,
- Pain that progresses gradually
Your metatarsal can be damaged or broken as a result of a number of circumstances which follow:
- Driver impact from a car accident or collision
- Passenger impact as a result from a car accident or collision
- Passenger in a taxi accident
- Pedestrian knocked over in a road traffic accident
- Injury caused by playing sports
We hope you find our claims process simple. No Win No Fee means that upon allowing Tylers Solicitors as your claim representative, we do not ask for any financial cost to proceed, however upon being awarded compensation from a successful claim against the other party, soliciting fees are claimed as part of the costs.
Starting your claim with Tylers Solicitors will simply include an introduction about our practice and how the legal proceedings work in helping you take action as a legal claim. You will be sent out a registration pack to allow us to attain information to assess whether your claim is eligible and attain information to take action against the other party. We will keep in contact with you by letter, telephone or email.
Act now and claim the compensation your metatarsal injury
At Tylers Solicitors, our expert bodily injury lawyers have many years’ experience fighting for victims of road traffic accidents were there foot has been broken or damaged as a result of the accident impact. and will do all they can to ensure you get back to living a life that as closely as possible resembles the one you lived before the accident. With so many years under our belts, we have come to understand just how traumatic suffering a sporting injury can be. Over that time we have also come to understand just how beneficial compensation can be despite its unfortunate inability to turn the clock back and make things how they were before the accident happened.
If you have suffered a metatarsal injury as a result of playing sport or a road traffic injury then you may be able to make a metatarsal claim for compensation. Call Tylers today on (freephone): 0800 699 0079 and one of our solicitors will work to get justice for you.