Infection isn’t something that often springs to mind when we think about a sprained ankle injury, but if you have suffered a severe sprain and broken the skin, you could suffer a sprained ankle with infection. This type of injury can be particularly nasty and may need to be treated with antibiotics or even surgery. If this has happened to you, then you could be in line to receive a personal injury settlement, if somebody else caused your accident. Whilst a sprained ankle usually only takes between six to eight weeks to heal, a sprained ankle with infection can take longer, and you may need time off work to recover from your injury, which can affect your finances.
How does a sprained ankle with infection happen?
A sprained ankle with infection could be the result of a sports injury or a slip, trip or fall. It might be that your child was taking part in sports practice at school and they tripped and fell on uneven floor in the gym, or perhaps you sprained your ankle when you tripped and something heavy fell onto you in the warehouse at work. In both these cases, somebody else could be held responsible for your accident, and ordered to pay you compensation.
If your infection has required medical treatment with antibiotics or surgery, you could find you’re eligible to claim compensation for the cost of prescription medication, or travel to medical appointments, as well as compensation for any loss of earnings you have suffered as a result of taking time off work after your accident.
How much compensation could you get?
It’s hard to place an exact figure on the amount of compensation you could get for a sprained ankle, as every claim is processed individually by Accident Advice Helpline. But for an idea of the amount you could be entitled to, you can take the 30-second test on our website. This will let you know what you could expect to receive if your claim is successful, and hopefully it will be. Accident Advice Helpline’s lawyers provide a 100% no-win, no-fee service, which means we will only take on your claim if we think there is a good chance of success.
We have a great track record of success and have been helping members of the public claim compensation since 2000, so why not get in touch with us today on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more about making a claim and get the advice you need.