Have you broken your ankle? If so, then you’re probably aware that the average healing time for a broken ankle is around 6 weeks, sometimes longer. Perhaps you’ve broken your ankle after tripping over trailing computer cables in an office, or maybe you have slipped on an unmarked wet floor and fractured your ankle. Either way, your mobility is going to be affected for at least a couple of months, which can make it difficult to live your life to the full – and you might need to take time off work until your ankle has completely healed.
Who caused your accident?
Did you know that you could make a claim for personal injury compensation if somebody else caused your accident? For example, if you were driving and your car was hit by another vehicle driving dangerously, you could be eligible to claim compensation for your injuries. Often with slips, trips and falls, it’s less obvious who is at fault, but let’s look at a couple of examples:
- You trip on a damaged section of pavement and fall, breaking your ankle. In this case, the local council could be to blame, as they’re responsible for maintaining the pavements in your area to a safe standard
- You slip on an unmarked wet floor in a shopping centre and fracture your ankle. You could make a claim for compensation against the centre management, who could be held liable for your injury.
With the average healing time for a broken ankle 6 weeks or more, you may find you need to take time off work to recover from your injuries, which could mean your finances are affected. Mention this to Accident Advice Helpline when you make a personal injury claim and we’ll take this into account when working out your settlement.
Is claiming compensation complex?
Don’t lose sleep over legal fees or going to court if you’re considering making a personal injury claim. You’ll probably have a few weeks off work, as the average healing time for a broken ankle is around 6 weeks, which is plenty of time to get informed about the claims process. It’s unlikely you’ll need to go to court, as Accident Advice Helpline processes most claims over the phone. And there are no upfront fees to lose sleep over as our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis. You can call our freephone helpline today on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about making a claim and get advice, in confidence, from our team of expert advisors.
Date Published: May 30, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton