Whilst ankle sprains are considered a relatively minor injury, there are different grades of sprains. Sprains are classified as a Grade 1, Grade 2, or Grade 3 sprain, where Grade 3 is the most serious type of injury. Somebody who has suffered a Grade 3 sprain will have experienced a complete tear to the ligaments of the ankle, and instability of the joint. Sprained ankle surgery may be needed to repair the damage, as well as a period of physiotherapy to regain full range of motion in your injured ankle and reduce the risk of future sprains.
The good news is that if your accident was caused by somebody else and you have taken time off work for sprained ankle surgery, you might be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline.
What does sprained ankle surgery involve?
Although torn ligaments can often heal without the need for surgery, sometimes sprained ankle surgery is required, especially if you are experiencing ongoing pain. An arthroscopy, which removes inflamed or scar tissue and loose cartilage is one of the most common procedures, but you may also undergo direct repair of injured ligaments, or reconstruction of the ankle ligaments using tissue from the ankle or elsewhere. Obviously you will need time off to recover after your surgery and you’ll also undergo physiotherapy to help strengthen your ankle and regain mobility. If you’ve taken a few weeks or months off work after spraining your ankle, Accident Advice Helpline could help you claim personal injury compensation, provided somebody else was responsible for your accident.
Who caused your accident?
If you have sprained your ankle after a slip, trip or fall in a public place or at work, ask yourself who is at fault. A trip on a broken escalator could be the shopping centre manager’s responsibility, whilst a workplace slip or trip could be blamed on your employer. Accident Advice Helpline can help you to ascertain who is responsible for your accident, gather support in evidence of your claim and assist you throughout the claims process. The good news is that going to court over a personal injury claim is unlikely, as most claims can be processed over the phone.
So why not call us today on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 from mobiles) and we can tell you whether or not you have a viable claim? Our lawyers provide a 100% no-win, no-fee* service, so there are no upfront fees to worry about.
Date Published: February 24, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Ankle injury claims