A broken ankle can be painful and it can require surgery in some cases. Sometimes a break will be very clean and with the aid of a plaster cast the injury will heal in a few weeks. However in some cases the bone can protrude out of the skin, causing further injury and the chance for infection to occur.
The type of break that happens will depend on a variety of things. You could also suffer a broken ankle in numerous different ways. For example, while you might think it could occur in a car accident, or if you were knocked off your bike, you could also suffer it if you got your foot caught in a pothole and ended up snapping your ankle to one side.
Are any of these instances likely to win you broken ankle compensation?
You might win compensation if you can make a strong case for negligence. For this to be possible, you have to have evidence that another person or party was responsible for your injury. For example if you were hurt at work, your boss might be negligent if they did not provide you with training, a safe workplace or proper equipment (or all of the above). This information has to be relevant to the situation though.
In other cases negligence can be easier to prove. For example if a pothole had already been reported to the council and they had done nothing about it, you might have a stronger chance to make a claim. This holds true because they had time to fix it and they knew it was there, and yet did nothing about it. Fortunately most councils do an excellent job of preventing things like this from happening.
Could you win broken ankle compensation very soon?
Most people will think about the prospect of winning compensation if they know someone else was definitely to blame for the incident. However, it is always advisable to get no-obligation advice from an experienced professional injury compensation lawyer.
This can be done more easily than you might think too. By calling 0800 689 0500 (there’s no charge for this) you can speak to someone at Accident Advice Helpline. We’ll be able to help you from that point on, if we think you have a promising chance of making a no win, no fee* claim for a sum in compensation.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead