A fractured or broken ankle is a painful injury that can take several weeks to repair itself. In some cases it will repair itself with little outside assistance from medical personnel, other than being put in plaster. In other cases, where the break is more severe, surgery may be required. In this situation the broken ankle might need to be pinned back together so it can heal to the best possible degree.
You could fracture your ankle in a variety of ways, but it can happen in a variety of locations as well. Some people have been unfortunate enough to fracture an ankle at work, while others have done it in an accident. Pedestrians have tripped in a pothole and broken an ankle, while others have been struck by a car. Passengers in cars might also suffer this injury if the front of the car is crushed and damage is done to the passenger foot-well.
Are you entitled to receive fractured ankle compensation?
This will depend on how the accident occurred. A third party must have been responsible for the accident for this to be a possibility. For example, if you were crossing the road and a car did not stop at the crossing, the driver may have been negligent. If you were walking along the pavement and caught your ankle in a deep pothole that had not been fixed or covered for safety, the council may be negligent in not having dealt with it.
As you can see, it is not just a case of being able to prove the accident was not your fault. In order to have a good chance of claiming fractured ankle compensation, you must be able to prove someone else was at fault. This is an important aspect of any claim, which is why a professional compensation lawyer could help you work out the facts.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today
We have already been able to help many other people in similar situations. Could we help you as well? Why not find out today? When you call 0800 689 0500 you will be able to get through to the team working at Accident Advice Helpline.
The number is free and you can get no-obligation advice as well, which means you stand a good chance of finding out more about your case very soon. Why not ring us now?
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead