Ankle fixation surgery
However careful we might be, injuries and accidents are inevitable. Whether it’s from wearing high heels or playing a high contact sport, often it is our ankles that take the strain, but a serious ankle injury that goes beyond a sprain or tear can be extremely debilitating, not to mention painful. If your ankle is broken or fractured in a certain way, it can be likely that it cannot be treated with a cast and you will require ankle fixation surgery. If this has occurred in an accident that was not your fault you could be entitled to compensation.
Why you should claim
Ankle fixation surgery can be required after any number of accidents, such as a car crash or simply tripping and falling. A serious but necessary operation, without such surgery the ankle would be in constant pain and could eventually suffer from arthritis. Even after the surgery, the wound may be painful and crutches and physiotherapy will be required initially. It’s likely you will need time off work (at least three months if your job is manual) and your mobility will be limited – making even going to the shops an impossibility during the first few weeks of recovery. If your suffering has been caused by someone else’s negligence, not only do you deserve compensation for the detrimental effects, it could ensure similar accidents will not happen again.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we’re here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. Having been in business for over 14 years, we know how stressful it can be dealing with an injury and the road to recovery, so our friendly, professional advisers are available 24/7 to help you through the process. In most cases, claims will be processed by telephone and most claimants will not need to attend court, making sure claiming is not an added stress.
You can call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or to speed up the process even further you can use our 30-second Compensation Calculator available on our website. What’s more, claimants can talk to our advisers in confidence without any obligation to proceed and our lawyers work on a strictly no win, no fee basis so you don’t need to worry about paying any money upfront to start your claim.
Date Published: 25th July 2013
Author: Jan Newell