Healing a sprained ankle can take time, depending on how bad the sprain was to begin with. Severe sprains will involve a bad tear to the ligament that was stretched beyond its usual length when you turned your ankle over. If the tear is not as serious, the recovery period will not usually take as long. However, rest and recuperation are still important to ensure the ligament heals properly.
While you are recovering from your injury, your mind may turn to how it came to happen. In some cases, people realise someone else was at fault, but in other instances it may not be as simple to work out. If negligence can be proven, a claim for compensation might be the result.
Can you claim for healing a sprained ankle?
If you have proof that negligence did take place, and that this led directly to your ankle injury occurring, then yes, it is worth exploring the issue in more detail. It may be difficult to work out whether you could claim if you’re not sure of what happened, but it is always best to seek proper legal advice.
For example, did you trip on an uneven paving stone? Even though no one else may have been around when this happened, it would likely be the responsibility of the council or land owner to ensure the pavement was in good condition. If the paving stone was not level with those next to it by a considerable degree, the possibility may exist to try and seek compensation.
How can you find out whether your sprain might lead to compensation?
The best way to proceed is by speaking to a member of our team. Accident Advice Helpline has been assisting people just like you for over 16 years. If you give us a ring or try the 30-second online test we’ve set up for you to use now, it may not take that long to get the answers you’re doubtless looking for.
Call today on 0800 689 0500 or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Speaking to an expert is by far the best way to talk about the chances of claiming something. Healing a sprained ankle takes time, so why not get some answers about your legal position while you continue to take care of your injured ankle? It could be the best thing you do today.
Date Published: February 13, 2017
Author: Rob Steen