People are particularly susceptible to ankle injuries because ankles are constantly moving, causing a lot of stress and strain on the bones. Consequently, there are a whole host of different injuries that can lead to successful ankle injury claims, if your injury is because of an accident caused by someone else.
You may suffer a broken, fractured or dislocated ankle, which can be extremely painful. Torn or strained ankle ligaments often hurt just as much, and damage to ankle cartilage can also be difficult. Even less serious ankle injuries, such as sprains, bruises or twists, can be both painful and long-lasting.
Many ankle injuries happen in the workplace, where it’s all too easy to trip over or drop heavy equipment, and they are especially frequent occurrence in factories, warehouses and kitchens.
People also often injure themselves falling in the street. When this is because those streets have been poorly maintained, then a claim can be made against the local council whose responsibility it is to ensure public highways are kept safe.
Sporting injuries are the third major cause of ankle injury. If you’ve hurt yours in this context, a look at our Sporting Injury Claim page will talk you through what to do next.
Make an ankle injury claim
As with any injury you sustain, the first thing to do is visit a doctor. That way you’ll know the extent of the damage immediately and whether any treatment or ankle surgery will be necessary.
With an ankle injury, it can, of course, be difficult to get around and live your life in the way that you do normally – as well as time off work, you may be unable to do regular tasks like shopping and cleaning.
This may sound daunting, but there’s no need to worry. If the injury was not your fault, your ankle injury claim will ensure that you’re paid for any expense you incur.
Ankle injury claims for compensation
We have an extensive legal team nationwide, who are extensively experienced in dealing with ankle injury claims. We work on 100% no win no fee basis, so that we know all innocent victims of an accident have the same option to make a compensation claim. Our helpline is staffed by friendly, dedicated and knowledgeable advisers who’ll manage the rest of the claim for you.
Call our 24-hour free helpline on 0800 689 0500 or try our 30-second compensation calculator, which will give you a rough idea of how much you could be awarded for your ankle injury claim. Or you can call us from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 25th July 2013
Author: Jan Newell