Most of us don’t think twice about the condition of pavements in our town or city, but what if you catch your shoe in a cracked pavement slab or trip on a broken kerb and suffer ankle injuries as a result of a fall on a pavement? Ankle injuries can be serious — if you break your ankle and it’s a complex or compound fracture, you could run the risk of infection or mobility problems if your ankle doesn’t heal as it should.
Even minor injuries such as a twisted ankle can impact your life, as you’ll be unable to go to work and provide for your family. Accident Advice Helpline have been in business since 2000 helping people to claim compensation after ankle injuries and more; we could help you to claim the compensation you deserve for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings.
Painful ankle injuries
Even a twisted or sprained ankle can cause you a lot of pain. In the case of more serious ankle injuries, such as a torn ligament or a fracture, physiotherapy may be needed to ensure that you make a full recovery. But how did your accident occur? Here are a few examples of the type of situation which could lead to an ankle injury:
- Cracked paving stone leading to a trip or fall;
- Broken or cracked kerb;
- Loose or uneven paving; and
- A hole in the pavement causing a trip.
It’s up to your local authority to ensure that pavements in your area are safe and repair any cracks or holes promptly to prevent accidents from occurring. If you’ve been injured, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to claim personal injury compensation from your local council. The amount of compensation you’ll receive takes into account not just your pain and suffering, but also any loss of earnings if you’ve had to take time off work.
Should you make a claim?
We can’t tell you whether or not claiming is the right decision for you, but bear in mind that you’ve been injured through no fault of your own – somebody else is to blame. Provided you get in touch with us within three years of your accident, you could make a claim.
Our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win no fee basis, which means no upfront fees to pay. Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to get the ball rolling on your personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: July 12, 2015
Author: Rob Steen