Whether you’ve sprained your ankle after falling down a flight of stairs or slipping on a wet floor, it can be incredibly painful, and even though it’s classed as a relatively minor injury, a sprained ankle can still take time to heal. Ankle sprains are classified into three categories – Grade 1 sprains, which involve mild damage to the ligaments of the ankle, Grade 2 sprains, which involve a partial ligament tear, and the most serious, a Grade 3 sprained ankle. With a Grade 3 sprained ankle, ligaments are completely torn, leading to instability in the joint – there may also be visible bruising around the ankle. A Grade 3 sprain may require surgery or physiotherapy in order to make a full recovery and regain full use of your ankle again.
Was your Grade 3 sprained ankle somebody else’s fault?
Nobody likes to feel like they are assigning blame onto somebody else, but when it comes to accidents, it is important to be honest with yourself about what actually happened. If you were injured after tripping over boxes or files left lying around by co-workers at your office, your employer could be held liable for your accident. Likewise if you slipped in an icy car park in the town centre and sprained your ankle, the car park management could be held responsible – whether it is a council or privately owned car park or attached to a shop (such as a supermarket). If your ankle injury was somebody else’s fault then you’re entitled to make a personal injury claim within three years of your accident.
With a Grade 3 sprain, you could be looking at a few months off work, and possibly even minor surgery to repair the ligament and tissue damage to your ankle. This can be debilitating and painful, not to mention detrimental to your salary. If you’ve been affected financially, Accident Advice Helpline can help you to claim compensation for lost wages.
How much compensation could you get for a ankle sprain?
With over 16 years’ experience in the personal injury industry, this is a question Accident Advice Helpline’s advisors get asked time and time again. Unfortunately it’s impossible for us to give you an exact figure when it comes to compensation, as all claims are handled individually. But you can take the 30-second test on our website; this is designed to give you an idea of what you could be entitled to. Just call us on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more about making a claim and get advice from our expert advisors. There’s no obligation to proceed with a claim at any point.