Most of us remember turning an ankle over at some point, whether it was through tripping or slipping on a surface or some other reason entirely. While many cases involve nothing more than a mild strain, a sprained ankle is a very painful condition and one that is quite common. A sprained ankle x-ray is often given to determine the nature of the sprain, not to mention ruling out any possibility of a fracture.
If you sprain your ankle, it is a good idea to see your GP. While many sprains are minor and can be treated in the comfort of your home, others are more serious and may mean the person can’t bear any weight on the ankle at all. Since this might also indicate a fracture, it is wise to see your GP so this can be ruled out with the help of an x-ray.
Could compensation be claimed more easily if you have a sprained ankle x-ray?
The importance of an x-ray is in confirming whether you have a sprain or a fracture. The benefit of seeking medical advice in general is to ensure you get appropriate treatment for your sprain. But this will also create a record of your appointment and visit to your GP and possibly to casualty as well. This ensures you can support any compensation claim you make with evidence of your injury and when it happened.
Some people don’t like to worry about trying to claim. However, if you know the injury happened because of a third party’s negligence, you do have a legal right to seek compensation. After all, you have experienced pain, discomfort and inconvenience because of what happened to you.
Call our team now if you want further no-obligation advice
Just as you would seek help from your GP if you have a sprained ankle, so you should seek help from legal experts to find out if a claim is possible in this situation. Accident Advice Helpline can give you the help you need, and there’s no obligation to progress with a claim either.
Whether a sprained ankle x-ray was part of your treatment or not, calling 0800 689 0500 couldn’t be easier. Mobile callers can ring 0333 500 0993 too. With a free online test also available, it’s simple to get the benefit of the service we provide for you today.
Date Published: February 13, 2017
Author: Rob Steen