Our ankles play a vital role in our bodies everyday movements. They are the joints that connect our legs to our feet and are made up of three bones: the shin bone, the fibula and the foot bone sitting above the heel bone. It is the very important joint which allows our feet to move up and down and from side to side. Our ankles can be very easily damaged in a number of different ways in many different types of accidents, including road traffic accidents.
The types of injuries you could get to an ankle from one of these accidents are: a sprain, which is when you damage one of the ligaments. It can be treated with rest, rehabilitation and pain relief. You could get a high ankle sprain which is similar to a general sprain but the damage is done to the ligament that joins the two bones of the lower leg together making it take much longer to heal and in some cases the full movement is never regained.
Then there are fractures, as we said above the ankle has three bones any of which can be broken and in some cases you could break all three bones. The treatment for a fracture is plaster cast and pain relief. In very serious cases when the bones have been very badly damaged such as an accident that involved the bones being crushed may require corrective surgery to realign the bones first.
After reading the above if you have had an accident that was not your fault leaving you with an ankle injury then you should think about making a Winchester car accident claims for compensation. To make a claim you will need to meet the criteria which is: the accident must have been someone else’s fault, it must have happened in the last three years and you must have received professional medical treatment for your injuries. If you think you fit these criteria then you could be eligible to make a Winchester car accident claims for your personal injury.
To enquire about making Winchester car accident claims
Simply contactAccident Advice Helpline who are now one of the U.K’s largest law firms helping thousands of people make successful personal injury claims. To make your no obligation enquiry call the free phone number 0800 180 4123 and discuss the details of your accident and your injuries with a friendly, trained and helpful advisor. You can be assured that your call will be treated in confidence and at no point will you be pressured into making a claim. The decision will be entirely yours.
If you prefer to use the Internet, our user friendly website has our 30-second test, which will let you know if you qualify for compensation and will then give you an estimate of how much it could be.
Date Published: 15th November 2014
Author: David Brown