Spraining your ankle is no laughing matter, and a sprain can be difficult to diagnose, as it presents similar symptoms to a fracture. When ligaments are torn, twisted or stretched, this results in a sprain. Symptoms can include swelling, tenderness, bruising and pain, with the inability to put weight on your ankle. Most people can treat a sprained ankle at home using PRICE therapy – protection, rest, ice compression and elevation. You may be taking sprained ankle pain relief in the form of over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, but if your pain is more severe, your doctor may prescribe stronger painkillers for you to take.
How does taking sprained ankle pain relief affect your life?
For severe sprains, you may be prescribed stronger painkillers such as codeine. These can make you drowsy, so you may be unable to drive or go to work. This could result in loss of earnings that can leave your family struggling financially, but there is help available. If you’re unable to work either due to your injury or due to the side-effects of medication taken to treat your injury, you could make a personal injury claim for loss of earnings.
Provided somebody else was liable for your accident, and it has been three years or less since your accident happened, you can make a claim with Accident Advice Helpline. Our lawyers have over 16 years’ experience helping people claim, and we provide a 100% no-win, no-fee service, so there is no need to worry about how you will afford legal fees.
Should you claim personal injury compensation?
Many people assume personal injury claims are for serious, life-changing injuries, and that a claim for a sprained ankle is unlikely to be worthwhile. If you take the 30-second test on our website for an idea of how much you could claim, you may change your mind. Claiming compensation is a good idea no matter how minor your injuries. If somebody else caused your accident then you’re entitled to make a claim – even for minor injuries like a sprained ankle or concussion.
The settlement you receive could help you and your family out financially after your accident, at a difficult time, and it couldn’t be easier to find out if you have a viable claim. Just call us on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to see how we can help you.
Date Published: February 24, 2017
Author: Rob Steen