Depending on the grade of the sprain, sprained ankle recovery can take some time. Sprains are graded according to severity, and if you are lucky enough to suffer a Grade 1 sprain, you may only take a couple of weeks to recover from your injuries. However more serious sprains in combination with other injuries could mean that sprained ankle recovery takes longer – for example a Grade 2 sprain can take four to six weeks to heal fully. With any ankle injury there is a period of time where you will need to keep weight off your ankle and avoid strenuous activity. The good news is that if your earnings are affected due to this time off work, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for your loss of earnings.
What financial help is available during sprained ankle recovery time?
Whether you have taken a few weeks or a couple of months off work to recover after your ankle injury, your finances will almost certainly be affected. Worrying about how to cover bills and household expenses during this time is stress you simply don’t need, which is where Accident Advice Helpline can help you. If your accident was caused by somebody else’s negligence then you could be eligible to claim personal injury compensation within three years of your accident.
The compensation you receive will take into account how severe your injuries are, the impact they have had on your life and of course any financial losses you have incurred as a result of your accident. You could receive a settlement which helps you out financially until your ankle is healed and you’re ready to return to work.
How much compensation is payable for a sprained ankle?
There’s no ‘one size fits all’ answer when it comes to how much compensation you could get after spraining your ankle. The simple answer is that it depends on how your accident happened, how severe your injuries are and the impact they have had on your life. You could find you receive a substantial award for a serious ankle injury that takes six weeks to heal.
Why not get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to find out how much compensation you could be entitled to? You can take the 30-second test on our website right now for an idea of what you could receive, then give us a call on our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more.
Date Published: February 12, 2017
Author: Rob Steen