If you have suffered a sprained ankle and swollen foot in an accident then chances are, you’ll be feeling pretty sorry for yourself. This type of injury can literally knock you off your feet and mean you’re unable to go to work or participate in normal activities such as driving, playing sports etc. You may have suffered injuries after playing sports, after a slip, trip or fall or even in a road traffic accident, and a sprained ankle can take up to eight weeks to heal. In some cases a severe sprain can take even longer, which means you will be unable to live life to the full. You shouldn’t have to suffer in silence
if somebody else is responsible for your accident though, you could make a personal injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline within three years of your accident.
Suffering from a sprained ankle and swollen foot?
If you have sustained a sprained ankle and swollen foot in an accident then you will need to use PRICE therapy at home to reduce swelling and pain. PRICE is recommended by doctors and stands for protection, rest, ice, compression and elevation. Icing a sprained ankle can reduce swelling and inflammation, leading to a speedier recovery, and it can also be helpful in reducing pain. Your doctor may recommend resting your foot and keeping it elevated, if it is particularly swollen, and you may take over-the-counter painkillers to ease your discomfort. You might even be prescribed painkillers if the pain is particularly severe. The most common cause of this type of injury is a slip, trip or fall, and this could happen anywhere, at any time. Here are a few example scenarios of the types of accidents that we have handled claims for since 2000:
- Slipping on a wet floor in the canteen at work
- Tripping over trailing cables in an office
- Tripping on damaged flooring in a shop, either as a customer or an employee
- Falling down a flight of stairs after tripping
These are just a few examples of how you could sprain your ankle, and if somebody else is to blame for your accident then you don’t have to suffer silently. You could get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to see if you have a viable personal injury claim.
Call us today to find out more
Whether you have sprained your ankle after an accident at work or in a public place, you can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more about making a claim. Our lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis, so anybody can afford to make a claim with us.
Date Published: March 10, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Ankle injury claims