It can often be difficult to tell the difference between a sprained and broken ankle. With a sprained ankle, bruising isn’t always apparent, but there may be swelling, discolouration and tenderness. However these same symptoms could mean your ankle is broken too, and the only way to tell is to see a medical professional for a diagnosis. If you are told your ankle is sprained, it may only take a few weeks to heal, if the sprain is minor. More serious sprains or broken ankles could take a couple of months to fully heal.
If you think you may be eligible to claim compensation after your accident then you can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline within three years, to find out if you could make a 100% no-win, no-fee claim.
How has your ankle injury affected your life?
A sprained ankle with bruising may be tender to the touch and you may find it difficult and painful to put weight on it. It’s normally recommended to keep your ankle mobile, although strenuous activities such as playing sports are not recommended. If you are unable to work due to your ankle injury then you may find you’re able to claim personal injury compensation for your lost earnings. The amount of compensation you’ll receive will take into account how severe your ankle injury is, as well as the affect your injuries have on your life – so if you have had to pay for the cost of travelling to medical appointments, you could claim compensation for this.
Claiming compensation after sustaining a sprained ankle with bruising
The easiest way to find out if you are eligible to claim compensation for an ankle injury is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Taking the 30-second test on our website will give you an idea of how much compensation you could claim, and you may find you’re entitled to more than you realised. Many people miss out on claiming compensation for an ankle injury as they don’t think that it’s possible to claim for such a minor injury.
You can make a personal injury claim for almost any injury, provided you have sought medical attention and somebody else was to blame for your accident. Why not call our freephone helpline today on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from mobiles) to find out if you could make a 100% no-win, no-fee claim?
Date Published: February 12, 2017
Author: Rob Steen