If you’ve sprained your ankle, it can take some time to fully heal. Depending on the severity of the sprain, the average healing time for a sprained ankle is anywhere from 6 weeks to 4 months, and you’ll need to wear something to support your ankle as it heals. As you can imagine, this can impact your mobility and your day-to-day life, so you won’t be able to play sports and may not be able to work, depending on your job. A sprained ankle may not seem like a serious injury, but that doesn’t’ mean you can’t make a personal injury claim for an injury like this – you can, and should, if somebody else is to blame for your accident.
How did you sprain your ankle?
We’ve covered the average healing time for a sprained ankle, but how do these types of injuries happen? Slips, trips and falls are responsible for the majority of sprained ankle injuries. Here are a few examples of the types of accidents which could cause an injury of this nature:
- Tripping on a damaged pavement in the town centre
- Slipping on an unmarked wet floor
- Falling from height whilst working on a construction site
- Tripping over trailing cables or wires on the floor in an office
- Tripping over boxes left lying around in a retail store
- Catching your heel in broken flooring at work
A sprained ankle can be painful, but most of us don’t think of it as a serious injury, which could explain why many people with a sprain fail to claim the personal injury compensation they deserve. At the end of the day, if somebody else has been negligent and you’ve been injured as a result, you can make a claim for personal injury compensation, whether you have sustained minor or serious injuries.
Should you make a claim?
Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people claim compensation since 2000 and we are here to make sure everybody gets the compensation they deserve if they have been injured in an accident at work or in a public place. With the average healing time for a broken ankle 6 weeks or more, you have plenty of time to get in touch with us and see if you have a viable claim. Our personal injury lawyers have over 15 years’ experience specialising in personal injury law, and provide a 100% no win, no fee service, so you don’t need to worry about affording legal fees upfront. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 and see how we can help you.
Date Published: May 30, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton