If you’ve sprained your ankle before then you probably know the drill when it comes to treatment – PRICE therapy. PRICE stands for protection, rest, ice, compression and elevation, and for most people it is enough to relieve the pain and swelling associated with a sprained ankle. You can take over-the-counter painkillers such as ibuprofen and paracetamol to help deal with pain from a sprain, but what if the pain is really severe?
For serious sprains, your GP may prescribe sprained ankle medication. Whether or not you pay for your prescription on the NHS depends on where in the country you live, but if you don’t receive your prescriptions for free then you may be worried about the cost of paying for medication.
Claiming compensation for sprained ankle medication
The good news is that if somebody else caused your accident, you may be able to claim compensation not only for your injuries, but also for the cost of sprained ankle medication you have obtained on prescription from your doctor. You could also make a claim towards the cost of travelling to medical appointments and be compensated for your lost earnings, if you have had to take time off work after your accident. But what counts as an accident caused by somebody else? Well, if you were injured at work and your employer was negligent – for example if you slipped on a wet floor with no warning signs or tripped over cables left trailing at the office – then you could make a claim against your employer.
If you were injured in a public place such as a shop or leisure centre, the management could be held liable. Accident Advice Helpline can help you to put together a comprehensive claim for any financial losses you’ve suffered as a result of your accident, as well as for your pain and suffering.
Get in touch with us within three years
Because there is a three-year time limit in place to make a claim for injury compensation, you can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline at any point within the next three years. The best way to contact us is to call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more about making a 100% no-win, no-fee claim. Most claims can be settled over the phone, so it’s unlikely you will need to go to court. Our team of expert personal injury advisors is on hand, offering confidential advice, and there is no obligation to proceed with a claim at any point.
Date Published: March 10, 2017
Author: Rob Steen