Expert injury lawyer in Milnthorpe
Milnthorpe is a large village within the South Lakeland district of Cumbria. The parish of Milnthorpe had a population of 2,106 recorded in the 2001 census. Libby’s made the popular children’s drink Um Bongo in Milnthorpe in the 1980s. Hopefully no one fractured an ankle while they were producing Um Bongo, so hopefully they did not need the services of an injury lawyer in Milnthorpe.
Fracture, break they are all the same to an expert injury lawyer in Milnthorpe
Doctors call all injuries to bones, doesn’t matter if it is a break, crack or crush, they use the same term for them all. A fracture to the ankle is quite a common injury, usually caused by a direct impact or twisting of the joint.
How does an anklebone become damaged?
An anklebone can become fractured very easily, and it is not always apparent that the damage has been done. Sudden impact or twisting your ankle in a fall is the most common causes. You should consider what made you fall, or what hit your ankle, because if someone else was at fault and caused your injury, and you need fractured ankle treatment, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim using an injury lawyer in Milnthorpe.
How is an anklebone treated?
That depends on how severe the injury is, but normally:
- The ankle would have an x-ray
- In complicated cases, an MRI, CT scan or bone scan may be necessary
- Keeping the weight off the affected foot and do not attempt to drive with this type of injury
- The bones may need realigning
- Screws and plates may be used in severe cases
- Splint or plaster cast
How long does an anklebone take to heal?
A simple fracture that just needs a plaster cast or splint will heal in six to eight weeks; a more severe fracture that needs surgery will take longer. For the ankle to heal properly and as quickly as possible you must follow the doctors advice which is usually
- Don’t any weight on the injured foot
- Don’t drive
- Don’t go to work
- You may experience stress and anxiety
- You may not be able to carry out normal every day tasks
- You may incur extra expenses because of you inability to do things for yourself
How does a fracture to the anklebone mean I might need your help?
If your injury was sustained in an accident that was not your fault, sometime within the last 3 years, and the injury was bad enough to need medical attention you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim. That is when you would need the Help of Accident Advice Helpline and an expert injury lawyer in Milnthorpe.
Accident Advice Helpline have trained advisors on the freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500, who will start the processes of your personal injury compensation claim, and we have experienced solicitors just waiting to deal with your case. We also have an online claim form you could complete, or you could try our 30-second test if you prefer.