Ankle pain is a common complaint. It can occur naturally, but if it results from your involvement in an accident, there is a strong possibility you will be able to claim compensation.
What are the main types of ankle pain?
Ankle pain can result from injuries caused by road traffic accidents, work accidents, medical negligence and slips, trips and falls. There are two main types of ankle pain: acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term).
Acute pain usually results from trauma or injury. One of the most common causes of acute pain in the ankle is a sprained ankle. Sprained ankles are common in athletes and while they can cause considerable pain, they usually heal following a period of rest.
Chronic pain is a long-term foot complaint. Pain may be experienced on the inside of the ankle (medial pain) or on the outside (lateral pain). Medial pain may be caused by stress on the nerves passing through the ankle and typically results from excessive exercise. Lateral pain may be caused by compression of the tendons and ligaments around the outside of ankle and usually occurs due to poor foot movement.
When can I make a compensation claim?
Strict time limits apply for making personal injury claims. Referred to as the limitation period, you will need to commence claims for ankle injury compensation within three years from the date of your injury.
What are the main types of personal injury compensation?
There are two elements to an ankle pain compensation award:
1. General damages
This element of your settlement reflects the severity of your ankle injury.
2. Special damages
This element of your settlement reimburses you for any financial losses you have sustained, including medical expenses, lost earnings and travel expenses.
How does a personal injury solicitor determine the amount of compensation I am eligible to receive?
Once you have contacted Accident Advice Helpline and spoken to one of our trained advisers, your claim will be passed onto a personal injury solicitor. Your solicitor will then obtain a medical report from an ankle injury expert in order to determine the nature and severity of your injuries. After receiving this information, your solicitor will be able to calculate the amount of compensation you are eligible to receive and if you are happy to proceed with your claim, you will be able to take advantage of our 100% no win, no fee* policy.
Let us help you to start your personal injury claim without delay – call our Freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or use our compensation calculator today.
Date Published: 26th July 2013
Author: Jan Newell