How do I claim for a broken ankle injury?
If you have been involved in an accident whereby someone else was to blame, you may be entitled to claim for a broken ankle injury. Your accident will also need to have happened in the past three years (except in the case of minors), and have resulted in a visit to your local GP, hospital, or other medical professional.
A claim for a broken ankle injury can be made following a vast range of accident types, perhaps encompassing:
- Sporting injuries
- Slips, trips and falls
- Accidents at work
- Road traffic accidents
- Travel accident
- Accidents whilst on holiday
The list of accidents that could cause a broken ankle can vary significantly from person to person, so it is always worth speaking with a professional to check your eligibility to claim for a broken ankle injury as soon as possible.
Why claim for broken ankle injuries?
A broken ankle can be very painful, causing swelling and difficulty with supporting your weight. If you suspect you have broken your ankle, you should see a medical professional as soon as possible to get treatment and have your ankle placed in a splint or cast. In most cases, the recovery time for a broken ankle is expected to be around four to eight weeks – which will certainly have some impact on your life.
In some instances you may not be able to work – for example in the case of manual labourers or professional sports people. This could result in loss of earnings as well as the general inconvenience of having a broken ankle, and is something you deserve to be compensated for.
By making a claim for broken ankle injuries, you will be protecting yourself from any financial implications of your injury, as well as the emotional strain of being involved in an accident that was not your fault. In many cases, preventative measures will be taken as a result of your claim – meaning your actions may help to protect others from a similar situation.
What are the next steps?
If you wish to make a claim for a broken ankle injury, you should get in touch with a law firm who is able to provide expert legal representation on a no win no fee* basis. At Accident Advice Helpline we do all this with the endorsement of well-loved TV personality and UK consumer champion Esther Rantzen.
Starting the claims process is simple with Accident Advice Helpline. All you need do is get in touch with us via our advice line on 0800 689 0500 (which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week), or by filling out our short claim form or 30-second test on our website. Whatever your preference, we will be able to advise you of the claims process and help you to understand what it entails.