A sprained ankle is a fairly common injury, often sustained after a slip, trip or fall. Ankle sprains are classified as Grades 1 to 3, where three is the most serious type of sprain. If you have suffered from a Grade 1 sprained ankle then you will have sustained mild damage to ligaments in your ankle which have not affected joint stability. A Grade 2 sprain is more serious, involving a partial ligament tear, whilst a Grade 3 sprain is the most serious type of sprain, involving a complete ligament tear, causing instability to the joint and bruising around the ankle.
Although a Grade 1 sprained ankle is a minor injury, you may still need to take a few days or weeks off work, depending on your job, to recover after your accident. Accident Advice Helpline could help you to claim personal injury compensation for your lost earnings during this time, if somebody else was to blame for your accident.
How long does a Grade 1 sprained ankle take to heal?
Most sprained ankles heal without medical intervention, particularly minor sprains. PRICE therapy – protection, rest, ice, compression and elevation, can be followed at home to minimise symptoms, pain and swelling, and it is important to stay mobile to help keep your ankle strong and promote healing. Most people with a sprained ankle will be fully healed in six to eight weeks, but your recovery time could be shorter or longer than this. Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make a personal injury claim within three years of your accident, if somebody else caused your accident.
It might be that you slipped on items left lying around on the floor at the office, or maybe you fell down a flight of stairs after a faulty handrail gave way and sprained your ankle. In either of these cases, you’d be eligible to make a personal injury claim, and Accident Advice Helpline’s lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, so you don’t need to stress about how you will pay expensive upfront legal fees.
Call us today to find out more
To see if you could be entitled to compensation after your ankle injury, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more. Our experienced advisors are on hand to offer confidential advice, and with over 16 years’ industry experience, you know you can trust the advice you get from us.
Date Published: February 24, 2017
Author: Rob Steen