As anybody who has injured their ankle in an accident knows, sprained ankle rest time is important in order to make a full recovery after your accident. Doctors recommend PRICE therapy after an ankle sprain – this stands for protection, rest, ice, compression and elevation. The good news is that unless your sprain is severe, you won’t have to rest it for very long, as it’s actually recommended to stay mobile in order to help you sprained ankle heal.
More severe sprains may need a longer period of rest, and you may have joint instability that prevents you from putting weight on your ankle. However long you need to rest for, you may need to take time off work until you’ve recovered from your injuries, and during this time you might want to think about making a personal injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline.
Can I claim compensation for sprained ankle rest time?
Many people don’t realise that they can claim compensation for sprained ankle rest time. In fact, any time you need off work after an injury could form part of your claim for personal injury compensation. So if you need surgery or to attend medical check-ups, you may be able to claim compensation for your lost earnings, effectively paying for your rest time. This can be really helpful when you are relying on your sick pay to pay the bills whilst you are off work. Bear in mind that the more severe your ankle sprain, the longer time you may need to take off work and so the higher the amount of compensation you could be entitled to. You can get an idea of what this amount might be by taking the 30-second test on our website.
Claim within three years
No matter how long you have taken off work with a sprained ankle, you have three years to make a claim for personal injury compensation. This is the same time limit that applies to claims for any type of injury, so it’s a good idea to get in touch with us as soon as possible after your accident. You can call us on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out if you can make a 100% no-win, no-fee personal injury claim. We have been helping people for over 16 years, and during that time we have a great success rate for claims – plus most claims can be settled over the phone, so it’s unlikely you’ll need to go to court.
Date Published: March 11, 2017
Author: Rob Steen