If you have broken your ankle in a slip, trip or fall that was not your fault then at some stage you will probably consider making an injury in Horley Accident Advice Helpline claim. The process for doing this is quite straightforward. All you have to do is call Accident Advice Helpline on their 24/7 helpline number. There are many friendly, professional advisers at Accident Advice Helpline who will be happy to discuss the circumstances of your particular injury in Horley Accident Advice Helpline claim with you. Here are some of the things that you may want to chat about.
Finding out that you need to start an injury in Horley claim
You will probably start to think about making an injury in Horley claim once you realise that you have a moderate or serious injury – this may be when you first suspect that you have broken your ankle. People who have had a slip, trip or fall often think that their ankle may be broken because:
- You are in a great deal of pain in the region of the ankle – you will probably have pulled some muscles before in your life and you may notice that this pain is very different and much more severe.
- You are not able to walk – you will probably be a little embarrassed about falling over in a public place and you may try to leap to your feet and get away quickly only to find that this is not physically possible.
- Your ankle may start to swell – this can start immediately or may take a while, it will be obvious that your ankle is getting bigger and puffy.
- You may have actually felt a snap or even heard a crack sound as you fell (or landed) on the floor. This can be very distressing and may make you feel sick or even faint.
- If your ankle is badly broken then it may look a very peculiar shape and your foot may be sticking out at an odd ankle. You may find it very distressing to see this.
- Some of the most serious ankle injuries are called compound fractures – this is where one or several of the bones in the ankle has broken and moved completely out of position to such an extent that it has actually pierced the skin. These are serious injuries and will need immediate medical attention.
What you did straight after your injury in Horley ankle accident
There is a correct procedure to follow after suffering an injury in Horley ankle accident which will help to alleviate the pain and protect the injury. Do not attempt to put any weight on the ankle – this is not an injury that you can ‘walk off’! You will need to get someone to drive you to the nearest Accident and Emergency Department because you will not be able to drive yourself. You should even have some assistance to get to the car.
If you want to discuss your accident in more detail then make sure you get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Our expert advisers can be reached on 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: 1st December 2013
Author: David Brown