Ankle Sprains: A common, painful injury
An ankle sprain, as many people who have suffered one will tell you, is an incredibly painful personal injury. Common in sporting circles, it is also something which can happen as we go about our daily lives, especially on uneven ground.
As our injury lawyer in Bishop’s Castle and their team will tell you, they deal with many customers seeking compensation for their ankle sprain as a result of tripping over. On occasion, this is because the local council or company etc., have not paid care and attention to the surroundings used by the public. If this resulted in an injury, they could be liable to pay you compensation.
What are the symptoms of an ankle sprain?
Spraining an ankle can be incredibly painful, with many people needing to take a range of prescription medication, including painkillers and anti-inflammatory medicine.
Many people also suffer swelling, a pooping sound when the ankle is moved, reduced mobility in the joint as well as the feeling that the ankle is unstable to stand on or use. Many people also report bruising around the ankle too.
Your injury lawyer in Bishop’s Castle will be able to tell you more, but did you know that ankle sprains are often graded within the medical fraternity to describe the severity of the injury?
Grade 1 ankle sprains is when the person limps with an ankle sprain but the top end of the scale at grade 3, is when the person is rendered completely immobile by the injury.
If you tripped or fell awkwardly on causing an ankle sprain and you think you are entitled to compensation, you will need to have sought medical treatment for your injury.
A doctor or medical team will examine your ankle and will probably, in most cases, x-ray the joint to ensure it is not broken. Many people are then given medication as well as told to rest the ankle. However, those people with a severe ankle sprain may find that they have many physiotherapy appointments to get their ligaments and muscles back working again. In some case, it is not unknown for a client of an injury lawyer in Bishop’s Castle to also undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to check the damage to the ligaments.
What can be difficult for many customers is the fact that they were hurt as a result of someone else’s negligence.
Accident Advice Helpline, along with an injury lawyer in Bishop’s Castle, can provide you with expert advice on how to make a compensation claim.
Why not call us on 0800 689 0500 to find out more?
Date Published: 10th November 2013
Author: David Brown