If you sprain yourself at work or in a public place, we recommend seeking sprain injury advice, especially if you are considering making a claim for personal injury compensation. While all sprains are painful, they vary widely in their severity and consequences, and as a result, the compensation you may be eligible to claim for your sprain will vary as well.
Sprains happen when someone damages the ligament around a joint by making a sudden and unexpected movement, like turning their ankle as they slip on a wet floor or trip on a cable, or twisting a shoulder as they fall on it. Depending on the type of damage to the ligament, the sprain will fall into one of three categories:
- Grade 1 – a stretched ligament.
- Grade 2 – a partially torn ligament.
- Grade 3 – a completely ruptured ligament.
Whatever the severity of the sprain injury, it will normally result in pain, swelling and bruising. All sprains will put you out of action for a period of time, as they require rest to heal up properly. The worse the sprain, the longer the rest period needs to be. A Grade 3 sprain might result in a permanent weakness around the joint and a higher probability of spraining in the future.
If your sprain was the result of someone else’s fault and happened in the last three years, our expert personal injury solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline can provide sprain injury advice for the exact details of your case.
Try our 30-second compensation calculator to get an estimate for the compensation you may be able to claim. Remember though, it is just an estimate. We can provide you with an Accident Advice Helpline lawyer experienced in claiming for your type of sprain injury who is able to give you a more accurate idea of the claim you could submit. At Accident Advice Helpline, we work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ basis. That means you do not need any money to get advice or to begin a claim. If you lose your case, there will not be any charges. Our advisers will never push you into making a claim, but they will be happy to share their knowledge of similar cases to help you make your decision.
A few pieces of advice apply to all personal injury compensation claims:
- Always, if possible, get photographs of the scene of the accident and the surrounding area.
- Take down names and contact details for any witnesses of the accident.
- Keep and file all receipts for costs associated with your medical treatment and care.
- Obtain evidence of any loss of earnings that you suffer because of your injury and any medical records that show the extent of your injuries and the medical treatment you received.
The law concerning personal injury compensation is in place to cover any and all costs resulting from the injury: it is intended to help victims get back to normal life wherever possible. At Accident Advice Helpline, our lawyers have put forward thousands of successful claims and our advisers know how to make the process as simple and straightforward as possible. Call our 24-hour helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993, or text “claim365” to 88010.
Date Published: October 18, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Lower body injuries