It can be worrying when your child has hurt themselves in an accident, and easy to point the finger at whoever you think is to blame. If your six-year-old sprained their ankle then they will be in pain and will need to take time off school to recover. This can also mean you or your partner taking time off work to look after them, which can affect your family’s finances. Whilst children tend to recover from injuries more quickly than adults, a sprained ankle can still be painful and debilitating.
You’ll need to try PRICE therapy at home to help them make a speedy recover. PRICE stands for protection, rest, ice, compression and elevation and can be used to reduce swelling and pain in the weeks after your six-year-old sprained their ankle. During this time you might also want to think about who is to blame for their accident, as you could make a claim for personal injury compensation on their behalf.
If your six-year-old sprained their ankle, should you claim compensation?
The only one who can decide if you should claim compensation if your six-year-old has suffered a sprained ankle is you. It all depends on how their accident happened and who is to blame. For example, perhaps they tripped on damaged flooring at school and fell, spraining their ankle in the process. Or maybe they were injured after slipping on a wet floor in a shopping centre, which could have been avoided had there been wet floor warning signs in place. In both these cases somebody else could be to blame, and you could make a claim for personal injury compensation against the school or the shopping centre in question. It’s likely that your claim will be successful if you have a strong case, and with Accident Advice Helpline, most claims can be processed over the phone, so it’s unlikely that you will need to go to court.
What does it cost to make a claim?
The good news is that there is no upfront cost involved when making a claim for compensation with Accident Advice Helpline. Our lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, which means you can make a claim without worrying about legal fees at all. Get in touch with us today on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more about making a claim and get confidential, no-obligation advice.
Date Published: March 10, 2017
Author: Rob Steen