A discreet fracture of the ankle, which may also be known as a broken or fractured ankle, can be painful and inconvenient, even more so if the accident which caused your injuries was not your fault. If you were injured in the last three years and want to know more about your right to compensation, contact Accident Advice Helpline today.
How does a discreet fracture occur?
There are three main bones in your ankle which may have been damaged after an accident. The joint may have twisted while playing sports or been damaged after landing badly on it. You may have suffered a bad trip or fall which led to the injury. If you believe the accident which caused your discreet fracture of the ankle could have been avoided you can speak to one of our friendly advisors about making a claim.
How long does a discreet fracture of the ankle take to heal?
Initial signs of a discreet fracture may include pain, discomfort and swelling. The victim will be unlikely to put any weight or pressure on the foot. Victims may not necessarily be aware that they have a fracture or break in their ankle, and often it can be left for a long period and thought of as merely a sprained or twisted ankle. A doctor will be able to assess what the true damage is and you may even need an x-ray to confirm.
Depending on the severity of your discreet fracture you may need surgery to repair your injury. You may need a cast and crutches, and recovery could take months. With added complications some victims report that it took them over a year to recover fully.
How can compensation help?
Making a claim for compensation may help with medical costs such as physiotherapy which can aid a quicker recovery. You can also be awarded compensation for the mental anguish you have faced in addition to any financial losses incurred such as lost wages, cancelled holidays and other expenses.
If you have suffered a discreet fracture of the ankle, call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 for mobiles). Calls from landlines are free and there is no obligation to make a claim when you speak with us. Our advisors can help you with any questions you may have about your accident and can inform you of your available options.
Date Published: 27th November 2016
Author: Rob Steen