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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Solicitors in Highgate

    We hope that you will not be involved in an accident which was not your own fault and in which you suffer from an ankle injury. However, if you do then you may want to make a personal injury claim using the solicitors in Highgate at Accident Advice Helpline to help you.

    A fracture or a break, they are all the same to the solicitors in Highgate

    A fracture or a break is the same thing. Some people think that they are different, but they are not. A fracture is the term that the medical profession calls a break, crack or crush to bones.

    A fractured ankle is quite a common injury because it is so easily sustained, usually caused by a direct impact or twisting of the joint, quite often in an accident that was not your fault. It is an injury that some people do not realise that they have even done, until they try to walk on it.

    What caused the accident in the first place, is what you should think about. If you realise it is because of someone elses negligence, then you may be able to make a personal injury claim, using  the  solicitors in Highgate at Accident Advice Helpline to help you.

    The treatment for a fractured anklebone

    The treatment for a fractured anklebone, depends on how bad it is, but usually:

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    • The bones may need realigning
    • Screws and plates may be used in severe cases
    • Splint or plaster cast
    • Crutches
    • Painkillers
    • Physiotherapy
    • The ankle would have an x-ray
    • In complicated cases, an MRI, CT scan or bone scan may be necessary

    The recovery time

    The recovery time for a simple fracture should be six to eight weeks. However, a more severe fracture that may need surgery will take longer.  For the ankle to heal properly and as quickly as possible you must follow the doctor’s advice:

    • You may not be able to carry out normal every day tasks
    • You may incur extra expenses because of your inability to do things for yourself
    • Don’t put any weight on the injured foot
    • Don’t drive
    • Don’t go to work
    • You may experience stress and anxiety

    Accident Advice Helpline

    If your injury was sustained in an accident that was not your fault, sometime within the last 3 years, and the injury was bad enough to need medical attention you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim. That is when you would need the help of Accident Advice Helpline and our solicitors in Highgate.

    Accident Advice Helpline have trained advisors on the freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, 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, as this will give you an estimate of how much you may be entitled to receive.

    Date Published: 19th August 2017

    Author: Jan Newell

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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