So, you’ve suffered an ankle injury and you’re wondering if you’re eligible to claim ankle injury compensation? You’re not alone. Every year around 2 million people in the UK are treated for ankle injuries – how many of those people were injured due to somebody else’s negligence? Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we specialise in personal injury law and have been helping members of the public claim personal injury compensation since 2000. We’ve even been endorsed by our patron, TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen, for our outstanding customer service, peace of mind for anyone considering entrusting us with their claim.
How did your accident happen?
We’ve handled a range of claims for accident injury compensation over the years – ankles can be injured in many weird and wonderful accidents, but here are some of the most common types of accidents:
- Car crash
- Run over by a vehicle – for example a forklift at work
- Objects falling from height, such as a heavy pallet, and landing on the foot
- Slip, trip or fall perhaps on a wet floor or on a damaged pavement
- Fall from height such as from a ladder or scaffolding
- Struck by a speeding vehicle (either whilst on a bike or as a pedestrian)
It may be that you’ve escaped with minor injuries or have suffered a sprained ankle, but serious fractures can also be caused by any of the above types of accidents. On average, a fractured ankle will take between 6 and 12 weeks to heal, longer still to regain full range of movement and get back to living a normal, active life. As you can imagine, an ankle fracture will probably impact your working life too, meaning you’re unable to return to work for at least 4 to 6 weeks, which could impact your wages.
Should you make a claim?
You’d be surprised how often our expert personal injury advisors get asked this question. Perhaps it’s because some people are daunted at the idea of going to court, or maybe they’re concerned about claiming personal injury compensation after an accident at work. The bottom line is, if somebody else is responsible for your accident – whether that’s your employer or the local council – you deserve to be compensated for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings. So don’t delay, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and get confidential, no-obligation advice. We provide a 100% no win, no fee* service, so there are no upfront fees to lose sleep over.