Whether it’s due to a broken paving slab, trailing cables in the workplace or a wet floor in a supermarket left with no warning signs, slips, trips and falls can occur anywhere and at any time. In many cases they are preventable, and often they are not the fault of the victim.
What is an avulsion fracture to the ankle?
One of the most common injuries that can occur as a result of this type of accident is an avulsion fracture to the ankle. When this injury occurs, a tendon or ligament is put under sufficient force for it to pull off a small piece of the bone to which it is attached. This can often occur in what appears to be a relatively straightforward ankle sprain, but it can only be properly diagnosed with an X-ray in order to identify the damage to the affected bone.
How would an avulsion fracture to the ankle affect me?
An avulsion fracture to the ankle would cause significant pain and immediate swelling, followed by bruising. The patient would have difficulty with mobility and would be unable to put weight on the injured ankle. Depending on the severity of the injury, physiotherapy may be required in order to assist with recovery, and the patient would certainly be on crutches for some time after the accident has occurred. In some cases, the patient may even have to wear a cast in order to ensure that the bone heals correctly.
How can Accident Advice Helpline help me?
Accident Advice Helpline can help if you have suffered an avulsion fracture to the ankle as a result of an accident for which somebody else was to blame. We understand that this type of injury can seriously affect your ability to work and go about your everyday life, so we believe that you should be adequately compensated for your injury.
With years of experience, our friendly and knowledgeable advisors are waiting to take your call and offer guidance on every aspect of your claim. You can be reassured that all discussions with any advisor from Accident Advice Helpline will be treated in the strictest of confidence, and that you will be under no obligation to proceed with the claim at any stage.
The claims process is usually straightforward and can normally be processed entirely over the phone; it is rare that a claimant has to attend court. Don’t continue to suffer with an injury that somebody else could and should have prevented — if you’re still unsure, why not try our compensation calculator, the 30-second test, in order to find out whether or not you could qualify for compensation.
Once you are ready to get started on your personal injury compensation claim, give us a call for free on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 8th August 2013
Author: David Brown