Broken Metatarsal Compensation

Breaking or fracturing a metatarsal bone is painful and can lead to a lot of discomfort. If you have broken a metatarsal bone in an accident that wasn’t your fault, compensation can go some way towards helping support your recovery. A financial award is based on the severity of an injury, plus whatever is required to get your life as close as possible back to how it was before your injury.

If you have broken a metatarsal bone in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you will be able to make a claim for compensation. Call us now on 0800 10 757 95, complete our online form or speak to us using our live chat function.

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What are the metatarsal bones?

The metatarsal bones are a group of five long bones in the foot located between the tarsal bones at the back of the foot and the toes at the front. The bones do not have individual names, so they are referred to by numbers. The 5th metatarsal is the bone most likely to be broken; it is the outer bone that connects to your little toe.

Common causes of metatarsal injury

If you have a metatarsal injury, you will likely need to wear a cast or splint, which can make it difficult to walk/move around. There are many different ways an injury can occur, but the most common we have come across include:

  • Sporting accidents, such as playing football
  • Heavy objects falling on the foot
  • Walking into large heavy objects
  • Spraining your ankle

Due to the nature of these causes, people who work in physically demanding jobs, especially in factories and warehouses where heavy lifting is a large part of the job are particularly susceptible to this type of injury.

Effects of metatarsal injuries

A metatarsal injury can be incredibly debilitating, often preventing you from working, or leaving you reliant on support from friends and family to move around comfortably. Symptoms differ from case to case, but can include:

  • Pain when touched
  • Redness and swelling around the area
  • Pain when standing or walking
  • Pain that worsens over time

How YouClaim can help

Our aim is to make the claims process as straightforward as possible, allowing you to focus on making a full recovery. We have years of experience helping those who have been injured through no fault of their own to make a claim for compensation. As a member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel, you can rest assured that your case is in the right hands.

We will act with your best interests in mind to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation possible, which can help you access the best medical treatment and rehabilitation services available.

Get started today

If you have broken or fractured your metatarsal in an accident through no fault of your own, you are entitled to make a compensation claim. To find out how to start a claim, simply call us on 0800 10 757 95 or chat to us directly using our e-chat function. Alternatively, fill in our enquiry form and let us know a suitable time to call you back.