A sprained ankle can be a relatively minor injury, if it is a Grade 1 sprain. More serious sprains that involve ligament damage can cause ankle instability, and a sprained ankle brace or support may need to be worn if you have sustained a Grade 2 or 3 sprain. The idea of a sprained ankle brace is that it provides support and prevents the ligaments and bones from moving, protecting them and reducing pain.
This may make things a little more comfortable for you as your sprained ankle heals – in the cases of a serious Grade 3 sprain, this could take 8 weeks or even longer. The good news is that if you sprained your ankle in an accident which was somebody else’s fault, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Why would a sprained ankle need a brace?
Wearing a brace to protect a sprained ankle may mean it heals more quickly. A faster recovery time obviously means less time off work, which can only be good news for your finances. The less time you have to take off, the less earnings you will lose. But if you have suffered lost earnings after taking time off work after your accident, these could form part of your claim for personal injury compensation.
Provided it has been three years or less since you sprained your ankle, you could make a claim which could compensate you for your pain, suffering and financial losses. Whether you have injured your ankle in a road traffic accident caused by a dangerous driver or a slip or trip at work, you could be eligible to make a claim if somebody else caused your accident due to their negligence.
How to claim compensation for a sprained ankle
The best way to find out if you could claim personal injury compensation after spraining your ankle is to find a reputable personal injury lawyer. Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people claim for over 16 years. To find out if you could make a claim, you can get in touch with us by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from mobile) today.
There is absolutely no obligation to proceed with a claim, and our advisors offer confidential advice, no matter what your situation. You could find you’re entitled to claim a substantial sum in compensation – for an idea of how much that could be you can take the 30-second test on our website right now.
Date Published: February 12, 2017
Author: Rob Steen