It’s always a good idea to have a sprained ankle checked out at hospital, as symptoms can appear similar to a fractured ankle. If you have sustained a serious Grade 2 or Grade 3 sprain then you may need to seek urgent care for a sprained ankle. This could involve an x-ray at hospital, physiotherapy or even surgery to repair tendons and ligaments in your ankle. A Grade 3 sprain will involve joint instability, which can affect your ability to put weight on your ankle, and can take some time to heal.
You may have injured your ankle whilst at work, in a public place or even whilst taking part in sporting events or practice. Whatever has happened, if somebody else is at fault, you may be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Why urgent care for a sprained ankle could affect your personal injury claim
If you needed urgent care for a sprained ankle then you may find you’re able to claim more personal injury compensation than somebody who sustained a Grade 1 ankle sprain. That’s because a Grade 2 or 3 sprain will involve a longer healing period, and if you have undergone surgery then you may need to take an extended period of time off work. The best way to find out how much compensation you could claim after your accident is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. You can use the 30-second calculator on our website to get an idea of how much you could be entitled to claim, although bear in mind that because every claim is processed on an individual basis, this amount could change.
Why should you claim compensation?
Whether you sprained your ankle after a tripping accident in the office at work or slipped on wet floor in a supermarket, you are entitled to claim personal injury compensation, as somebody else is responsible for your accident. This means that you don’t have to suffer in silence and watch your bank balance dwindle after taking time off work to recover after your accident. You can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) today, to see if you have a viable claim.
Our personal injury lawyers provide a 100% no-win, no-fee* service, so even if you have taken months off work after sprained ankle treatment, you can afford to make a claim with us – and there is no obligation to proceed with a claim when you get in touch.
Date Published: March 11, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Ankle injury claims