If you have ever suffered a sprained ankle or ligament damage due to an unforeseen accident, you will know how inconvenient and painful it can be. The most serious ligament damage may actually require surgery if the ligament has completely torn, and even the slightest of sprained ankles can keep you off your feet for a few days at least. For many people, making a claim for a sprained ankle or ligament damage is possible if the injury was caused by the negligence of another party.
Negligence which causes injuries can happen at work or in a public place, and any failure of health and safety may lead to a claim.
Slips, trips and falls
Many people who suffer a sprained ankle or ligament damage do so when they slip or trip and have a fall. Hazards and obstructions left on the floor at work or in public places such as a supermarket or shopping centre can cause such accidents, and it is often the case that the injury could have been prevented had better health and safety procedures been implemented.
At work, there will always be someone who is responsible for such health and safety. All employers have a responsibility to keep their staff safe and sound, and a failure to do so can result in injuries of varying severity. Sometimes people are hurt without even knowing there has been a failure of health and safety; having a chat with Accident Advice Helpline can help you find out where you stand.
Suffering a sprained ankle or ligament damage at work
Many accidents happen at work because we spend so much time there, and because many people are often moving around at work as they go about their duties. As stated above, a sprained ankle or ligament damage can be caused by tripping over a hazard left on the floor, or perhaps in a stairwell, but there is no reason for this to be the case. Other hazards include damaged carpet and trailing cables, and dangers such as these should be fixed or tidied away immediately.
We are here to help
You can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) if you suffered a sprained ankle or ligament damage and you believe the injury was not your fault. We provide no-obligation advice and you will be under no pressure to make a claim simply because you called to tell us what happened.
Date Published: March 11, 2017
Author: Rob Steen