Toe injury compensation lawyers, Brisbane, Gold Coast, and QLD
Our toes are vital in supporting our body weight. If we lose function in our toes, our balance and movement can be affected.
This means, simple tasks like walking can be an excruciating experience. Any type of toe injury is an uncomfortable disruption to all aspects of your life.
Have you suffered damage to your toe or toes due to the negligence of another? You could be eligible to make a personal injury claim.
Our experienced lawyers are here to guide you through the whole process.
Claiming for toe amputation compensation
The loss of a toe or toes by amputation injuries can be a severe and traumatic experience. Each toe plays a role in enabling easy movement, with the big toe doing 40 percent of the work. We require this mobility for simple day-to-day tasks, such as walking and standing.
Balance can be restored but only with extensive rehabilitation and time. The rehabilitation process costs money and time off work can result in lost income. This is why it’s worth enquiring with our personal injury solicitors to see if you are eligible for a toe amputation settlement amount.
Here are a few things we consider when assessing your eligibility for toe amputation compensation:
- If you have followed the appropriate time limits to start your claim. It’s best practice to seek legal advice as soon as possible following your injury.
- If there is enough evidence to establish that the injury occurred due to the negligence of another party. This could include photos and videos, witness statements and detailed reports of your medical expenses.
- The impact of your pain and suffering. For example, you may have lost your big toe and are a professional sports player. This injury can limit or even destroy your employability in your desired career. The impact of this injury could result in severe psychological and permanent financial damage.
You might be wondering, am I eligible for a toe amputation settlement? You can find out now by using our free compensation claim checker.
Broken toe settlement after a work injury
Have you recently suffered a broken toe at work? Compensation is difficult to predict. Each injury is unique and complex, and this is because pain and suffering looks different to everyone.
Here are a few common causes of a toe injury at work:
- Inadequate training on how to handle heavy objects. This can result in the object dropping on your feet and damaging your toes.
- Poor storage. Falling items of substantial weight can cause a range of crush injuries if they are not stored correctly.
- Exposure to unsafe working conditions. This can include floors that are extremely cold or slippery, leaving you open to potential frostbite or fracture injuries.
If you have suffered an accident at work, claiming workers compensation or commonly known as ‘workers comp’ could support you during this difficult time.
Fear of workplace descrimination shouldn’t hold you back from making a claim against your employer as there is legislation in place to protect you.
You can call, chat or email one of our experienced lawyers to discuss the possibility of your workers comp settlement for a broken toe.
What are the typical toe injuries?
As we use our feet and toes everyday, this leaves us open to a wide range of different foot injuries.
Here are the common injuries that can result in a toe or foot injury claim:
- Breaks and fractures
- Chemical burns
- Strains and sprains
- Extensive skin damage
These are a combination of minor to major injuries. You might have suffered a minor injury that has severely impacted your life and vice versa.
An example of this would be if you lost your pinky toe in a car accident. This undoubtedly affected your quality of life during recovery. With a little bit of rehabilitation and time, you were easily able to return to your office job as it didn’t require much movement.
An example of a more major injury would be a construction worker who suffered a broken toe in a work accident. If he or she suffered post traumatic arthritis following the injury, this would permanently limit employability.
If you have suffered a minor toe injury and are wondering if you are eligible for compensation, we recommend getting in touch with us.
Typical recovery for a toe injury
It is recommended to seek urgent medical attention following your injury. This is vital for your recovery and it can strengthen your personal injury claim as it can work as evidence.
Here are a few recommended treatments:
- If you suffer an amputation, surgery could be required. The area will be painful and require compression following the procedure. Physiotherapy is vital in regaining your balance and general mobility.
- Sprains are usually left to heal with rest, elevation of the foot and an anti-inflammatory painkiller. It can take roughly 3-6 weeks to recover from this injury.
- A break or fracture usually results in swelling and extreme discomfort. Depending on the severity of the break, surgery and a boot may be required. It is recommended that you avoid physical activity for 1-2 months.
With our no win, no fee guarantee, you can focus on your healing without the stress of upfront legal costs while we focus on your claim.
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