It does not matter if you live in Ashford or anywhere else within the UK, if you have an accident that was not your own fault and as a result you end up getting injured and needing medical attention, then you should contact a solicitor in Ashford via Accident Advice Helpline to make an injury claim.
The law says the guilty party should compensate you for the suffering they have caused, and location is not a consideration.
If your fractured ankle was caused by someone else, talk to a solicitor in Ashford
Doctors tend to use the term fractured for a crack or break in the bones, they make no distinction between the two. If you think you have cracked or broken your ankle, you should go to straight to your local hospital for treatment.
The cause for a fractured ankle is a sudden impact or twisting to your ankle in a fall, for example, and you should consider what made you fall, or what hit your ankle, because if someone else was at fault you may be able to speak to a solicitor in Ashford about making a personal injury compensation claim.
How to treat a fractured ankle
The treatment for a fractured ankle depends on how severe the injury is, but can include:
- Keeping the weight off the affected foot
- Do not drive with this type of injury
- The bones may need realigning
- Screws and plates may be used in severe cases
- Splint or plaster cast
- Ice packs
- An x-ray
- In complicated cases, an MRI, CT scan or bone scan may be necessary
How long will it 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.
Accident Advice Helpline
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, such as loss of earnings, extra medical expenses and any other 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 with as little bother to you as possible.
Accident Advice Helpline have trained advisors on the helpline number, 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, 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 for fast validity of your claim and an estimate of how much you may be awarded.