A fracture or a break – an injury lawyer in Pontllyfni is not sure
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 it may need treatment, and should go to straight to your local accident and emergency department.
Will a fractured ankle result in you using an injury lawyer in Pontllyfni
Anklebones 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 medical treatment, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim using an injury lawyer in Pontllyfni.
The treatment of a fractured ankle
The treatment of a fractures ankle varies depending 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
The recovery timescale
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.
The consequences of treating a fractured ankle
For the period of healing, the consequences can be dire:
- You will not be able to put any weight on the injured foot
- You will not be able to drive
- 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
- You may incur extra expenses because of you inability to do things for yourself
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, things like loss of earning, extra medical expenses and basically any cost or loss that was a direct result of the accident.
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
We also have an online claim form you could complete, or you could try our 30-second test if you prefer.