A sprained ankle can mean you need to take time off work, and depending on the grade of sprain it can take around six weeks or more to heal. It can take even longer than this to regain full range of motion, sensation and mobility in your ankle, and you may need physiotherapy to help you get back on your feet. The good news is that if you sprained your ankle due to negligence, you could make a personal injury claim.
Negligence could mean your employer failing to use wet floor warning signs when cleaning floors at your office, or your local council failing to maintain pavements in your town centre to a safe standard. If you’ve sprained your ankle and you feel that somebody else was at fault or that more could have been done to prevent your accident from happening, making a personal injury claim is an option.
How much compensation could you get for a sprained ankle?
Although a sprained ankle is a relatively minor injury, it can take time to heal and you’ll usually need to keep the weight off your injured ankle until it is well on the road to recovery. This means you’ll be unable to play sports, take part in your normal leisure activities and in most cases unable to drive or go to work. This can seriously affect your earnings which can impact your family financially. But you could claim compensation not only for your injuries but also for the effect your accident has had on your bank balance. This means compensation for financial losses such as loss of earnings, the cost of travel to medical appointments and even the cost of any medication prescribed to you for your injuries.
How do you claim compensation?
The most important thing to remember is that there is a three-year time limit in place to make a personal injury claim. This means that you need to claim as soon as possible after your accident to avoid missing out. If you leave it too late you could find you’re unable to claim compensation at all and you could be left struggling financially. We recommend getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible after your accident by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993) to find out more about making a claim.
Our professional personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, which means there are no upfront fees to lose sleep over, so making a claim is affordable even for those who are struggling financially.
Date Published: February 12, 2017
Author: Rob Steen