If your child has sprained their ankle it can be a worrying time for the whole family. A four-year-old with a sprained ankle may take less time to heal than an adult with the same injury, but it can still be difficult to manage. Four-year-olds are so energetic and they will need to rest their ankle and keep it elevated if they have suffered this type of injury. It’s also important to think about how their accident happened. If it was genuinely an accident then perhaps nobody was to blame, but it could be that somebody else was at fault, and if that’s the case then you could claim personal injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline.
How was your four-year-old with a sprained ankle injured?
Most sprained ankle injuries occur as the result of a slip, trip or fall. Kids will be kids and if they are running around in the playground at school or in a public place, then they could easily trip over their own feet or even a ball and suffer a sprained ankle. But what happens if your child has been injured due to other factors? They may have tripped on damaged ground at the local play park, or perhaps they were being inadequately supervised in the playground at school and they have collided with another child, falling over and spraining their ankle, as well as suffering some nasty bruises.
They may even have been injured whilst in a public place – for example slipping on a wet floor in a leisure centre changing rooms or a shop. In all these cases it’s possible to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Contacting a personal injury solicitor
You’ll need the services of a reputable personal injury lawyer if your child has been injured in an accident caused by somebody else. Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people to claim compensation since 2000, and we provide a 100% no-win, no-fee* service. That means there are no upfront fees to pay, making claiming affordable for everyone. You can get in touch with us at any time after your child’s accident, whether you are ready to make a claim or just need some more advice.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more about making a claim and get confidential, no-obligation advice from our team of expert advisors.
Date Published: March 10, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Ankle injury claims