If you have suffered a sprained ankle at work, where do I stand with pay is going to be one of the first things that comes to mind. There is a chance you may only be covered by the minimum sick pay for the time you are off sick for, and that could have a huge impact on your earnings and your ability to make ends meet while you are recovering.
A sprained ankle is very painful and can range from mild in nature to far more serious. Many of the symptoms associated with an ankle sprain mimic those of a broken ankle. This means it is very important to seek medical advice when you have incurred this injury. The only way to find out whether you have a sprain or a break is to get the joint x-rayed. The results of that x-ray will then determine the nature of the injury, and what treatment you need to have to help it heal.
If I suffered a sprained ankle at work, where do I stand with pay until it has healed?
Some people are entitled to full sick pay that meets the amount they would usually earn if they were at work. Others only get statutory sick pay. If you were injured and suffered a sprained ankle, you would probably spend at least a few days off work. If it was a more serious sprain, you might be off for a few weeks. This is most likely in scenarios where you have torn your ligaments and they require more time to heal properly.
Sprains are graded as a one, two, or three sprain, depending on their severity. The mildest sprain will heal in days, while the most serious one could take weeks to heal. You should think about why you sprained your ankle at work, too, since the reason for the sprain will help you work out whether you could claim compensation.
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For anyone who has experienced a sprained ankle at work, where do I stand with pay will be an important question that requires an answer. After all, we all rely on our earnings to help pay the bills and put food on the table. If those earnings suddenly disappeared, or were vastly reduced, we would be worried about money and how long we could continue to pay the bills.
If you suspect your employer, or another third party, was responsible for your ankle injury, you should speak to an expert in personal injury claims now at Accident Advice Helpline. You can do this fast by calling 0800 689 0500 free, or by using your mobile to call 0333 500 0993 instead. Either way, you’ll get a chance to talk through your situation with a trained advisor, who can let you know whether a no-win, no-fee claim could be handled by one of our personal injury lawyers.
Date Published: 2nd August 2017
Author: Rob Steen