Slipping on a wet floor, falling down a flight of stairs, tripping on damaged flooring at work – what do all these accidents have in common? Well, they could all lead to sprained ankle swelling and bruising. When you sprain your ankle, you damage the tendons and ligaments in the ankle, which swell up and become puffy. There can be bruising and discolouration, although this isn’t always the case. More severe sprains can be very swollen and you may need to rest your ankle for a period of time if your ankle is very swollen.
The good news is that sprained ankles usually heal within six to eight weeks. You can use PRICE therapy at home to treat your sprain – protection, rest, ice, compression and elevation. By icing your ankle, you can reduce sprained ankle swelling and bruising and alleviate some of the pain and discomfort associated with your injury.
How much compensation for sprained ankle swelling and bruising?
Before you make a claim for compensation after spraining your ankle, it makes sense to think about how much you could be entitled to claim. People claim for all kinds of injuries, from minor injuries such as strains and sprains to life-changing injuries such as a brain injury. Generally speaking, the more severe the injury, the more compensation you could be entitled to claim.
Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people claim compensation since 2000, and we handle each claim individually, taking a number of different things into account when we work out your personal injury settlement. But you could get an idea of how much compensation you could claim for your sprained ankle by taking the 30-second test on our website right now. You could be compensated for financial losses such as lost wages and the cost of prescription painkillers or travel to medical appointments, as well as receiving compensation for your pain and suffering.
If someone else is at fault, get in touch
If somebody else caused your accident then get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. There’s never any obligation to proceed with a claim when you contact us, and it’s free to call us on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile). Whether you have suffered a Grade 1 or Grade 3 sprained ankle, you can make a 100% no-win, no-fee claim and not have to pay a penny upfront in legal fees.
Date Published: March 11, 2017
Author: Rob Steen