It’s never nice to see one of our young children suffer an injury, but of course kids will be kids and they inevitably suffer various bumps and bruises throughout their childhood. However, when one of our children is hurt because of the negligent actions of another party, this is when we start to think about how that accident could have been prevented, and what we can do about it now. For example, if negligence caused a sprained ankle to a two-year-old, not only may you want compensation for what happened, but it is likely you will also want to make sure such an accident does not befall another child.
How serious is a sprained ankle to a two-year-old?
A sprained ankle to a two-year-old is certainly not the most serious injury a child can suffer. Apart from the obvious pain and suffering, the worst thing about such an injury is the fact that it means the child must actually rest and stop running around for a while in order to recover. Usually, a two-year-old with a sprained ankle does not want to do that! From a medical point of view, a young child will almost certainly recover fully from a sprained ankle in a matter of weeks and forget all about it. Seeking medical treatment is a good idea, but often some icing to prevent inflammation, and subsequent rest is all that is needed.
Was the accident preventable?
Children hurt themselves all the time so the last thing you need as a parent is to have your child injured by somebody else’s negligent actions. If you take your young child to a soft play area or ball pit, you expect the facilities to be completely safe so that your children can play without getting hurt. If proper health and safety is not employed by the management of such a play area this increases the risk of an injury such as a sprained ankle to a two-year-old of occurring. A compensation case may be considered in such a scenario.
How you can make a claim
You can begin your claim, or simply find out more about making one, by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile). There is absolutely no obligation to proceed with a claim simply because you called us, and we have a very experienced team standing by to help.
Date Published: March 11, 2017
Author: Rob Steen