There are many ways you could end up with a sprained ankle. Running is one of them, and it can potentially result in a painful injury because of the speed you are going when it happens. If you are walking and you turn your ankle over, you may not injure it badly. However, the speed and motion involved when running means a sprain could end up worse than you’d imagine.
There are three grades of sprain, and if you seek medical help regarding the injury, you can find out for sure whether you have a sprain, and if so, how bad it might be. The extent of the injury refers to whether you have stretched the ligament or suffered either a partial or complete tear of it. Turning the ankle to the outside of your ankle is most common, but some people turn their foot the other way and sprain the ligaments on the inside of the ankle instead.
Could someone be responsible for you experiencing a sprained ankle running?
It depends. It is possible for this to happen, for example if you were on a running track. Such tracks should be maintained to ensure the surface is level and safe to use. If it needs some TLC and you ricked your ankle over on an uneven surface, then yes, there is the potential for compensation to be claimed by you.
Similarly, if you were out running in your neighbourhood, you might have turned your ankle over on an uneven and loose paving stone. The local councils have responsibility for maintaining most pavements and roads, so if you suffer an injury to your ankle while running or jogging locally, you may have a chance to claim.
Find out whether your claim might succeed now
If you wish to try and claim, it is important to enlist the services of a personal injury lawyer. They’ll take on the bulk of the hard work required to make a claim, and keep you apprised of everything that is happening.
Accident Advice Helpline can be reached now on 0800 689 0500 (or via your mobile on 0333 500 0993). When you call, our advisors will assess what happened when you had a sprained ankle running, and determine whether a no-win, no-fee claim could be worth making for you. You’re one call away from some answers.
Date Published: March 2, 2017
Author: Rob Steen