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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Spotting some common sprained ankle symptoms

    Sometimes it can be difficult to tell the difference between a sprained ankle and a broken ankle, but there are some sprained ankle symptoms to look out for if you think you have injured yourself. Here are a few of the most common sprained ankle symptoms:

    • Stiffness and difficulty moving your ankle
    • Inability to put weight on your ankle
    • Discolouration and bruising
    • Pain
    • Tenderness and swelling

    If you notice any of these symptoms after a slip, trip or fall or some other type of accident, it’s a good idea to see a medical professional for a prompt diagnosis. You may have sprained your ankle, torn tendons or even broken bones in your ankle or foot. A prompt diagnosis means you’ll get the treatment you need and your injury will heal faster.

    What should you do if you notice sprained ankle symptoms?

    If you suspect you have sprained your ankle you should make an emergency appointment to see your GP or visit your nearest A&E department at your local hospital. An x-ray may need to be carried out if it’s suspected that your ankle is broken, but if it is a Grade 1 sprain then the good news is it will take between five to 14 days to heal. A more serious Grade 2 sprain can take up to six weeks to heal, and you probably won’t be able to take part in your usual activities during this time.

    What if you think somebody else was responsible for your accident? Well, you can get in touch with a personal injury lawyer within three years of your accident happening, to find out if you could make a claim for compensation. If you have taken time off work to recover from your injuries then you could be entitled to compensation for your loss of earnings, as well as your pain and suffering.

    How much compensation could you get for a sprained ankle?

    It’s hard to say exactly how much compensation you could be entitled to for a sprained ankle, as the amount you’ll receive will depend on the severity of your injuries and a number of other factors, such as whether or not you have taken time off work and how much your finances have been affected by your accident. If your employer or somebody else is liable for your accident, Accident Advice Helpline could help you get the compensation you deserve. Our professional personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis, so call us today on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more about making a claim.

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    Date Published: February 12, 2017

    Author: Rob Steen

    Category: Ankle injury claims

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