A sprained ankle injury is not only painful, it can prevent you doing most of the things you’d normally take for granted. If the sprain is a nasty one, you won’t be able to bear weight on it for a few days. Additionally, you’ll find you can’t do daily tasks – and you may not be able to go to work, either.
It’s rare to sprain an ankle at work, but this type of injury can potentially happen anywhere. As such, you could end up being unable to work for a few days – at least – because of an accident you had while you were at your workplace to begin with.
Was your sprained ankle injury caused by negligence?
Trip hazards could easily lead to a sprained ankle if they are not properly dealt with and removed. This means you could end up with considerable pain and discomfort, and it wouldn’t even be your fault.
Workplaces must be safe to use and move through, and that means adhering to all the health and safety rules in place today. If you find the standards have slipped where you work (very unlikely, but since you are still reading, it is a possibility), you could claim for negligence that caused your ankle injury to begin with.
Seeking the right advice at the right time
There is no need to claim compensation immediately following your sprained ankle injury at work. Indeed, you will have more on your mind in coping with your injury and making sure you achieve the best recovery. That’s partly why there is a time limit of three years on compensation claims, since this provides ample time to consider the option of claiming.
If you have decided you would like to find out more, you can do so by calling our team today. Accident Advice Helpline can be reached on two numbers – 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 for those using mobiles. Don’t worry if you feel a little nervous making that call – our advisors are friendly and are trained experts, too, so they will be able to provide just the advice you are looking for. There’s no pressure to continue if you decide not to claim, but if you do, you’re assured of expert help from our personal injury lawyers, who will be ready to assist you through each stage of claiming.
Date Published: March 2, 2017
Author: Rob Steen