Looking for advice on ankle injury claims as a result of an accident?
Have you been injured through no fault of your own in an accident and been left suffering with a nasty injury? You may have been knocked off your bike by a careless driver not paying attention. Sadly we are hearing this all too often, and it is usually the cyclist who is worse off. A question we often hear is, ‘How could you develop an ankle injury?’ It’s actually not that uncommon for injuries to develop as the shock wears off. Quite often the shock and adrenaline prevents you from feeling the symptoms of an ankle injury right away. For this reason it’s important to go back to your GP and get thoroughly checked out. If another motorist or somebody else is liable for your accident, then you could find yourself eligible to make a personal injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline.
How serious is your ankle injury?
Since 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has handled thousands of ankle injury claims, and we’re here to make sure anybody who has been injured as a result of somebody else’s negligence gets the compensation they are entitled to. Ankle injuries can vary in severity – for example you may have sprained your ankle after a slip, trip or fall or broken it after a road traffic accident. The severity of your injury will affect the treatment you need, your recovery time and ultimately the amount of compensation that you are entitled to claim. Ankle injury claims can therefore vary greatly in terms of settlements, so it’s difficult for us to say what the average amount of compensation received is. Here are a few examples of the types of accidents and ankle injuries which we have handled claims for:
- Sprained ankle after tripping over trailing cables in an office
- Broken ankle from slipping on a wet floor
- Ankle fracture after a road traffic accident on a bike
- Tendon/ligament damage after a fall from height working on a construction site
- Crush injuries to the ankle after being run over by a forklift in a warehouse
These are just a few examples of the types of injuries which could be sustained in different types of accidents. Whether you have been injured in an accident at work, on the roads or even in a public place, you’re entitled to make a claim if somebody else is to blame. Ankle injury claims are no more complex than any other type of personal injury claim, and for most ankle injury claims you won’t even have to go to court – we can process the majority of claims in full over the phone.
Medical evidence can help you claim compensation
If you are suffering with an injury then it may be that you will need some rehabilitation. There are several ways your GP might go about treating an ankle injury. It might be that they refer you back to your local hospital for some physiotherapy. It could be that you may need a course of steroid injections, or at the very least a course of anti-inflammatory tablets. Whatever the needed treatment it is bound to have an impact on your day-to-day living. It might be that the long term effects of an ankle injury leave you unable to work. All the more reason to seek compensation. If you have fractured your ankle, it can take a few months to heal, which could mean taking time off work to recover. This can affect your earnings, leaving your family struggling financially whilst you are trying to focus on recovering from your injuries.
The good news is that you could make a personal injury claim for your loss of earnings, which can help you to cover the cost of household bills and expenses until you are back on your feet and fit to return to work. It’s vital to seek medical attention after sustaining an ankle injury, as ankle injury claims are only possible if you have received medical treatment for your injuries, no matter how minor. We will need to see copies of your medical report/records in order to process your claim.
Accident Advice Helpline will represent you
If you have been left unable to work, you may well be concerned about the cost of claiming for an ankle injury. This is where Accident Advice Helpline can step in and hopefully ease those concerns. We are a well-established law firm with over 16 years’ experience helping people. We often hear from people worried about the cost of claiming for an ankle injury. Our support is provided on a no-win, no-fee* basis. This in short means that you won’t be asked to pay our legal fees upfront. Our lawyers provide a 100% no-win, no-fee* service, which means that anybody who is considering making a claim can afford to do so, without worrying about the cost of expensive legal fees. If your claim is successful, your fees will be deducted from your personal injury settlement.
Pick up the phone now and get things moving
Let our friendly advisors get your claim set up for you today over the phone. It really is very simple; they will gently guide you through the process and answer any questions along the way. They then instruct one of our specialist lawyers who will work on your behalf. Dial 0800 689 0500 now from a landline to get started or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
If you’d like an idea of how much compensation you could be entitled to receive before you decide whether or not to get in touch with us, you can take the 30-second test on our website. Just answer a few simple questions and our calculator will give you a rough idea of what you could receive if your claim is successful. Your actual settlement will vary, as we take into account a whole range of different things when processing ankle injury claims. You can call us at any time for confidential, no-obligation advice on ankle injury claims, and there is never any pressure to proceed with a claim, so you have nothing to lose by getting in touch.
Date Published: 15th November 2011
Author: Rebecca Smith
Category: Ankle injury claims