A client is walking in a parking lot and a car runs over his foot. He feels horrible pain in his heel. He is unable to walk and hes taken to the emergency room. The client is x-rayed and his heel looks like this.You can see the fractured heel in this x-ray.
Some doctors will recommend casting and non-weightbearing. Other doctors will put the client in a walking boot. I do not treat these conditions, but in the patients and clients that I followed over the years, the folks who were non-weight bearing did better. As a personal injury attorney, my concern are the possible complications a client can experience. Some of the complications include:
Non-union or mal-union of the bone
Achilles tendon injury
Post traumatic arthritis
If you fractured your heel because of someone elses negligence you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. The law allows compensation for:
Medical and hospital expenses
Pain and suffering. If a motor vehicle accident, you have to establish that you have suffered a permanent injury or significant scarring or loss of an important bodily function
Past wage loss
Loss earning capacity
If you have any questions, call 352-267-9168.
Calcaneus x-ray:By Jojo – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=427656
Calcaneus CT:By James Heilman, MD – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16263160