How to make an injury claim in St Leonards for a fractured ankle
An ankle injury is more common than you would think. It is a very vulnerable joint, and can cause severe pain when injured. Because of the location of the joint it is very debilitating when it does become injured.
Doctors will use the term fractured for a crack or break in the bones, where the general public tend to use the term fracture for a crack rather than a clean break, which most people would then refer to as a broken bone.
If you think you have a crack or break in your ankle you may need fractured ankle treatment, and should go to straight to your local accident and emergency department.
What are the most common causes that could lead to this type of accident?
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
What sort of treatment would I need whilst making my injury claim in St Leonards?
This varies depending on how severe the injury is, but normally:
- The bones may need realigning
- Screws and plates may be used in severe cases
- Splint or plaster cast
- 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
What’s the timeframe for my injury to heal?
Many fractures only take about 6-8 weeks to heal. However, a more serious fracture that requires surgery can take considerably longer.
What are the effects that may lead to an injury claim in St Leonards?
Just some of the consequences can include:
- You will not be able to put any weight on the injured foot
- You will not be able to drive
- You may incur extra expenses because of you inability to do things for yourself
- You will not be able to go to work
- You may experience stress and anxiety
- You may not be able to carry out normal every day tasks
So if the accident that caused your injury was not your fault, apart from pain and suffering, you may be able to claim for other things as part of your personal injury compensation claim.
You need to speak to Accident Advice Helpline who will ensure that all areas are included in your claim, and will ensure that your claim is dealt with fast and efficiently.
Accident Advice Helpline have trained advisers 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.
Alternatively why not try our 30-second test online. This will give you a rough idea of the amount you may be entitled to claim.
Date Published: 22nd September 2013
Author: David Brown