There are not many situations that could result in the kind of accident that would end in two broken ankles. The situations that do come to mind, however, that are actually quite common.
Bike accidents (motor and pedal), skiing, rollerblading, skateboarding… Not all are sports related though, as many types of accidents can also occur on a construction site too, or any job that involves working at height.
The thing is, though, that accidents resulting in broken ankles (plural) are very often not the fault of the person that was actually injured.
Improperly secured scaffolding, poorly maintained equipment – if your sports equipment, for example, is hired the maintenance of that equipment is not your responsibility. The company hiring out the equipment has a legal duty to ensure that it is safe before you take it away to use it.
The same is true of any equipment for which you do not have responsibility of maintenance. If an employer provides you with the tools and equipment to perform your job, the onus is on them to make sure that it is safe before anybody uses/wears it.
Having broken ankles brings some complications, aside from the breakages themselves. Getting around can be extremely difficult, as can bathing. If you have a job doesn’t involve a desk and very easy wheelchair access then redundancy may raise its ugly head too.
While having two broken ankles is not life threatening, it most certainly is life changing. Why should you have to suffer anymore than you already have, especially when the accident was the fault of somebody else?
You shouldn’t have to and there are those out that can help. for a start, pick up your phone and call the free phone number at the top of the screen. Give Accident Advice Helpline a call, today and speak to one of our great customer service agents (don’t let the name put you off, their sole mission in life is to help you – not us).
Aside from texting (the number is up above), the other alternative is our quick claim form. This claim form is really simple to fill out and should only take a moment of your time.
Here on the site you will also be able to find our now famous 30 second test. Whichever method of contact that you prefer, the legal advice offered in the first instance is completely free and completely obligation free too.
In short, get the compensation that you deserve and call us today – why wait any longer?
Date Published: May 3, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Ankle injury claims