Have you ever ricked your ankle over on one side? It’s painful isn’t it? In some cases this can lead to a torn tendon, which needs time to heal and can be extremely painful if you even try to put your weight on it. We all know accidents can happen and sometimes no one is to blame for something like this. However, there might be incidents where an accident could have been prevented, if there was a hazard that had not been properly dealt with.
One example the team at Accident Advice Helpline could provide is a situation where a pothole has led someone to rick their ankle over, tearing the tendon in the process. It is the responsibility of councils up and down the country to repair potholes, and if this has not been done and someone is injured, there is a chance to get compensation as a result.
How bad can ankle tendon injuries be?
If you injure the tendon in your ankle you may find you have to manage with crutches for a while as it heals. In severe cases you may require treatment or surgery to help it heal. A lot will depend on how severe the injury is. X-rays and scans can help determine the degree of damage, particularly in cases where the skin has been broken through an accident.
It’s easy to trip and fall if you are not looking where you are going. However, when you suffer ankle tendon injuries because of someone else’s actions (or indeed inaction), negligence can make you feel even worse. Some people have claimed compensation as a consequence of such incidents, where they have been able to prove negligence.
Can you get back to normal?
While many tendon injuries do heal, some of the more severe ones may take longer to get back to normal. In some cases there may always be an issue there if the injury was severe enough that it could not properly heal.
If you have gone through the pain of ankle tendon injuries and you suspect your injuries were someone else’s fault, perhaps a quick call to Accident Advice Helpline might be in order. As long as you call within three years of the accident you can speak to someone on 0800 689 0500 today. For the sake of a phone call, the answer to whether you can get compensation or not isn’t far away.
Date Published: May 31, 2015
Author: Rob Steen