There are a thousand ways to sprain your ankle, but the result is always the same: Pain. In minor cases, a sprain will cause your foot and ankle to swell, making it difficult to walk normally and perform your usual tasks. In more extreme cases you can completely or partially tear a ligament, leaving you in constant pain and unable to move your foot.
Sprained ankle recovery time varies according to the severity of the injury. But even in more minor cases, it is likely that you will have to take time off work or school, make alternate childcare arrangements and adjust your usual schedule.
Obviously this can mean huge inconvenience and expense. But if the sprain was not your fault, you may be entitled to some compensation to aid with the recovery process.
Do you have a personal injury claim?
Most sprains occur when a person lands heavily on one foot, changes direction suddenly, or walks across an uneven surface. If your sprain was sustained while you were at work, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim, as long as you were following the correct working procedures at the time.
Alternatively, if you were hurt while negotiating a poorly paved private or council-owned street, you may wish to use your sprained ankle recovery time to sue.
Calculating your sprained ankle recovery time
There are many medical and homeopathic treatments for a sprained ankle, but the best way to heal a sprain is by resting it.
When you sprain an ankle the injury weakens your ligaments and increases your risk of re-injury by 40-70%. Taking the correct amount of recovery time is absolutely essential in order to heal your sprain and prevent re-injury.
Who we are
As experts in personal injury claims, Accident Advice Helpline has been helping claimants to win compensation since 2000.
If you are unsure whether or not you qualify for compensation as a result of a sprained ankle or other injury, give us a call and speak to us in confidence with no obligation to proceed. Dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile to speak with one of our advisors.
Or simply take our 30-second test to find out how much you could be entitled to as a result of a sprained ankle.
Date Published: 27th June 2014
Author: Jan Newell