Have you broken your ankle in an accident at work? Maybe you were operating machinery which was faulty or not adequately maintained, or your injury came about because of faulty working practices. Whatever the situation, if you have sustained an injury then you should look into claiming broken ankle compensation.
Perhaps you’ve suffered a broken ankle in a sporting accident? If so, don’t assume that this is just “one of those things” that happens when you play sports. If your accident came about because of faulty equipment, illegal tackling or the fault of someone like a coach or match official, you could be entitled to compensation for your broken ankle.
Maybe you suffered a broken ankle in a road traffic accident? It’s very common in car accidents for broken bones in the lower limbs to occur, because the feet are often slammed into the pedals by the impact of the crash. Such injuries are also a frequent result of motorcycle accidents, as the foot often bears the brunt of the impact, or gets trapped under the bike when it comes tumbling down.
Did you break your ankle in a slip, trip or fall? It might have been because of an uneven pavement or due to a spill or trip hazard which didn’t have the appropriate warning signs. It could have happened at work or in any public or commercial space. If so, then you should find out whether or not you are entitled to broken ankle compensation.
Why is it important to claim broken ankle compensation?
A broken or injured ankle is extremely painful. You will certainly need immediate medical attention and after the appropriate X-rays, you will need to have your ankle set in plaster. It may even require surgery and the insertion of pins to help it heal in more complex cases. A broken ankle can cause significant problems. At the very least, it will hamper your ability to go about your usual business for a time. In some cases, the problems arising from your injury may be ongoing and could require further treatment, which may include physiotherapy or similar rehabilitation. Furthermore, like any injury to a joint, sustaining a broken ankle increases the risk of developing arthritis in later life.
Clearly, given the problems this sort of injury can cause, you will want to make sure that you receive the full amount of compensation you’re entitled to, if somebody else was at fault for your injury. That’s where Accident Advice Helpline come in.
Claim experts at Accident Advice Helpline
We have a vast experience of helping people to win compensation for their injuries. If your accident happened in the last three years, our specialist solicitors can help you to pursue a claim for an amount to cover your pain and suffering, and for any ongoing care you may require. Not only that, but you can also claim back any expenses that were a direct result of your accident. These costs can be quite high because of the impact this sort of injury has on your ability to get about. So make sure you keep receipts so that your solicitor can help you to recover them.
Call today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, to discuss your broken ankle compensation with one of our advisers. Our initial advice is free.
Date Published: 18th March 2013
Author: Rebecca Smith
Category: Ankle injury claims