Ankle injuries are relatively common and can be the result of slips and trips, sports injuries and a variety of workplace accidents. The most common form of injury is a strain or sprain, with an estimated 5,000 Britons spraining an ankle every day. This usually occurs when a ligament or muscle fibre stretches beyond its limit and tears, causing pain, swelling, bruising and restricted movement.
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How much compensation can you claim for an ankle injury? udar11685
If you have sustained an ankle injury as a result of negligence, a compensation claim can be made for:
Pain and suffering
Loss of earnings
Loss of amenity – where the Claimant’s personal life, hobbies and social activities have been affected by the injury
Associated expenses – such as travel costs to hospital, or hiring household help
The Court will require an independent medical report detailing your ankle injury. Your solicitor will arrange this for you. Your solicitor and the Court will use this medical report to support your compensation claim.
Types of ankle injury udar11685
Ankle injury can be sustained in accidents such as tripping over uneven paving slabs, falling down stairs and in vehicular accidents. Types of ankle injury recognised by the Courts for the purposes of injury compensation include:
Breaks and fractures
Cuts and lacerations
The most frequent types of injury are ankle sprain and ankle strain.
The majority of strains and sprains take from 2 to 6 weeks to heal. However, surgical repair of the ankle ligaments may be needed if constant ankle pain or recurrent ankle sprains are experienced. This kind of severe ankle injury may take up to three months to heal and require extensive physical therapy.
The settlement amount of your ankle injury claim will depend on the nature and severity of the injury. The settlement award will also take into account factors such as, the length of time off work needed to recover and the impact of any on-going symptoms.