A sprained ankle can appear similar to a fractured ankle, which is why it is so important to have a proper diagnosis at the time of your injury. Whilst you can treat a sprained ankle at home, a severe sprained ankle could cause complications. A sprained ankle causing leg pain is not unusual in the case of serious sprains, and you may be unable to put weight on your leg at all if this is the case. Obviously this can affect your ability to go to work, drive and take part in everyday activities, affecting your quality of life. If somebody else caused your accident, you could find you’re eligible to make a personal injury claim within three years of your accident.
Why is your sprained ankle causing leg pain?
A sprain is an injury to the tendons and ligaments in the ankle, and if your injury is pressing on a nerve – for example if you have severe swelling, then this could cause pain in your leg. A sprained ankle causing leg pain could also be due to putting weight on your leg differently because of your injury. If you are suffering from unusual pain in other parts of your leg than your ankle, it’s a good idea to see your GP for a diagnosis. They will check to make sure you haven’t sustained any other injuries that need treatment, and may refer you for physiotherapy on the NHS.
Whilst this won’t cost you any money, you could still claim back the cost of travel to medical appointments as part of your personal injury claim, as well as any other financial losses you have suffered – for example the cost of paying for prescription medications. Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make a 100% no-win, no-fee claim after your accident, so you could receive a personal injury settlement that could help you financially.
Should I make a claim?
It’s an entirely personal decision whether or not to make a claim for personal injury compensation, but remember that if somebody else caused your accident, you are entitled to make a claim, regardless of how minor or severe your injuries are. The best way to find out if you have a viable claim is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile). You can get no-obligation advice from our team of experts at any time, or take the 30-second test on our website right now to find out how much compensation you could claim.
Date Published: March 10, 2017
Author: Rob Steen