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.