If one of our children is hurt in some way we sometimes worry about whether or not they will be able to recover and get back to normal. With an injury such as a sprained ankle, it may keep the injured child from being their usual energetic playful self for a little while, but it is rare that it will have long-term repercussions. Sprained ankle treatment for a child is essentially the same as it is for an adult, and is usually based on rest, anti-inflammatories and perhaps some compression strapping.
The treatment required may be more extensive if a Grade 3 sprained ankle is suffered which means that there is a complete ankle ligament tear, but such injuries are quite rare.
How was your child hurt?
Children often receive bumps and bruises as they play with their friends and get into mischief, and sprained ankles are often caused in this way too. It is usually some kind of trip or fall that causes a sprained ankle, but what if your child was injured because of the negligence of another party? Parents often take their children to entertainment centres with things like ball pits, soft play, laser tag, ten pin bowling etc. and it is important that the managers of such centres keep the environment as safe as possible.
Health and safety is vital when children are involved as it can make the difference between happy and healthy children, and a potentially serious injury. Failure to implement proper health and safety which results in a sprained ankle may be the basis of a compensation claim.
After receiving sprained ankle treatment for a child
If you feel that your child’s injury was caused by negligence, you should call Accident Advice Helpline today to find out if you can make compensation claim. Not only could financial compensation help if you had to take time off to look after your child, but it is often only when a negligent party is taken to task for its lack of health and safety that it will change the way it does things.
You can call us now
Accident Advice Helpline is available to call on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile). We have a very experienced and helpful team of advisors standing by to let you know where you stand with a compensation claim, and perhaps best of all, our no-win, no-fee guarantee means that there are no solicitors’ fees to pay if your claim is not successful.
Date Published: March 11, 2017
Author: Rob Steen