Twisting your ankle in an awkward way can lead to sprained ankle injuries when the ligaments in your ankle are torn or stretched. This sounds painful, and it can be debilitating, affecting your mobility and ability to work and provide for your family. Although many people are able to ease the pain with over-the-counter pain relief and self-care, you may need medical treatment if you’ve suffered more serious sprained ankle injuries.
If your accident was caused by somebody else – for example if you sprained your ankle whilst crossing a road with a huge pothole in it or suffered a trip at work – you could claim personal injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline is here to help; in fact, since we were established in 2000, we have helped hundreds of people claim compensation for ankle injuries.
How did your accident happen?
Spraining your ankle can happen in a variety of different situations – here are a few of the most common:
- A slip, trip or fall – perhaps you’ve tripped over a box left on the floor at work or slipped on a wet floor without any warning signs
- Catching your heel in a cracked paving stone
- Running or moving to avoid another hazard, such as a building collapse or objects falling from scaffolding
- Playing sports
Obviously, if you’ve sprained your ankle playing sports, nobody is really to blame for your accident, but in most of the other scenarios, somebody else has been negligent. The council who failed to maintain the pavement you fell on or the building site manager who didn’t ensure the scaffolding was safe. In these cases, you could claim personal injury compensation and receive a settlement which could pay your medical and household bills, letting you focus on getting better. Our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so anybody can afford to use our services.
Deciding to claim
Making the decision to claim personal injury compensation isn’t something to be taken lightly. The claims process is usually straightforward and most claims can be processed over the phone, but it’s up to you whether you want to make a claim. You can get confidential, no-obligation advice from our personal injury advisors on any aspect of the claims process and find out if you have a viable claim by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 today. We believe you deserve compensation, so get in touch to find out how we can help.
Date Published: July 12, 2015
Author: Rob Steen