Spraining an ankle is not usually an extremely serious injury compared to a broken or dislocated ankle for example, but it can nevertheless keep you out of action for quite a while and prevent you from working. Many people will receive NHS sprained ankle treatment at A&E after such an injury, and as well as this being a good thing because it will help you heal, it can also form the basis of a compensation claim against the party responsible for your accident.
Have you received NHS sprained ankle treatment?
Sprained ankles can happen in many different ways, and sometimes people will not actually receive treatment because they think they can simply walk it off. However, receiving NHS sprained ankle treatment should get you on the road to recovery, even if it simply means applying professional strapping or an ankle support. NHS staff should also be able to tell you how serious your sprained ankle is, as sprained ankles tend to be graded on a scale of one to three. This could also affect your claim, as more serious sprained ankles may command a larger compensation award.
The criteria for making a claim
The basic criteria for making a compensation claim after receiving NHS sprained ankle treatment is as follows:
- The accident must have happened in the last three years
- The accident must have been caused by another party
- You must have received medical treatment for your injury
If all three of these criteria apply to you and the way you were injured, you should certainly phone Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible to talk to our friendly advisors about making a claim for compensation. We have heard from many people who have received NHS sprained ankle treatment over the years, many of whom have been successful in making a claim against the negligent party.
Call us to find out more
At Accident Advice Helpline we have been helping people since the year 2000 to make claims for all kinds of accidents and injuries. If you are not sure if another party was responsible for your injury, you can always give us a ring on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to tell us what happened to you. We will be able to tell you whether or not you have a claim, and if you would like a rough idea of how much you may be awarded you can also use the 30-second claim calculator on our website.
Date Published: March 11, 2017
Author: Rob Steen