It’s very easy to do, isn’t it? You’re walking along a pavement or crossing a road, and suddenly your ankle turns over and goes out to the side. This tips you off balance and can lead to you falling over, while your ankle is twisted underneath you. If you’ve suffered a sprained ankle while walking recently, you could be reading this while resting it and icing it while you wait for the swelling to go down.
If you only have a mild sprain, you may not need to get medical help for it. However, in cases where it’s impossible to walk on that ankle, you should get it seen to. It’s hard to tell whether you have a sprain or whether you’ve fractured your ankle in this instance, so it’s best to know which injury you must be treated for.
Was anyone at fault for you receiving a sprained ankle while walking?
This is a possibility not everyone thinks about. It makes sense you’d be concerned about the injury at first, but after a while you may think back to what happened. Were you hurt because you caught your ankle in a pothole, for example? Did this send you off balance and lead to your ankle turning over heavily and receiving a sprain?
Many footpaths and pavements are the responsibility of the local council to take care of. They do an excellent job of this, and it is rare that someone would suffer an ankle injury because they fell while walking on an uneven surface. However, there is an outside chance it could happen, and if the pavement hadn’t been maintained properly, there could be the potential to make a claim.
Could you make a no-win, no-fee claim?
Compensation has been paid in the past to people who suffered a nasty sprained ankle walking. Could you claim as well? The only way to know for sure is to chat with one of our advisors. Not only are they trained to give expert advice without obligation, they are also friendly and will guide you through the essential questions required to determine the likely outcome.
Calling Accident Advice Helpline is easy. Do it today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 on a mobile phone. Whenever you call, we’ll guide you through the straightforward process of making a claim if you’re able to do so.
Date Published: March 2, 2017
Author: Rob Steen