Injuries to the foot may be as the result of a fall, slip or trip, car accident, cycling accident, motorcycling accident or an accident sustained in the workplace. It is also possible for an injury to be caused or worsened as a result of medical negligence. No matter how the injury is sustained, the impact of a foot or injury to feet on a person’s lifestyle can be tremendous.
Types of foot injury
Common types of injury to the foot, to name a few, are:
- permanent disability where there has been an amputation of the forefoot, or where it has exacerbated an existing back problem and restricted mobility
- crushing injuries
- fractures, including displaced metatarsal fractures
- heel fusion
- drop foot deformity requiring a brace
- cuts and abrasions
- puncture wounds
- ruptured ligaments
- neuropathy (sometimes leading to Charcot foot)
We take our feet and toes for granted, but if you stop to think about it your feet are one of the most used body parts. We use our feet for mobility and they are used for almost every everyday task you can think of.
The consequences of a foot injury may mean that you can lose a period of time away from work, or in the worst case scenario you may never work again.
If you are a diabetic, injuries to your feet and toes can be even more serious. The worst case scenario being that the foot or toe(s) may need to be amputated.
Our specialist team will be able to advise you as to the merits of your claim and then instruct relevant experts to prepare reports on your injury to allow us to assess what your claim is worth. The medical reports also allow us to address what your rehabilitation needs are in relation to gaining function back in the foot and, if appropriate, help to get you back to work and return your life back to normal. We will consider any associated risks such as limps, long-term osteoarthritis and/or future surgery needs.
Time limit to make a foot injury compensation claim
You generally have three years from the date of an accident to bring a claim, although there are a few exceptions, which our legal team will be able to advise you upon.
If you, a family member, or a friend has suffered a foot injury as a result of a third party’s negligence and would like to make a foot injury compensation claim please call our Personal Injury (PI) or Medical Negligence lawyers on Freephone: 0808 164 0808 for a FREE, no-obligation chat. Alternatively, you can complete the request a call back form and we will call you.