Why make an ankle injury compensation claim?
We know how easily ankle injuries can happen. Something as simple as an uneven pavement or a slip or trip can lead to an injury which can limit your mobility for a long time.
Ankle injuries can be very painful and can take months or even years to fully recover from. We understand how much of an impact this can have on your independence, stopping you from being able to go about your everyday life.
An ankle injury can cause you to have to take time off work, which can add financial pressure to a situation that is already physically and emotionally painful. We know how hard this can be to cope with and how frustrating it is, especially if the injury happened because of someone else's negligence.
If your accident happened in the last three years, we may be able to help you to make a no win no fee claim for compensation, which can help to take some of the stress out of your situation so that you can concentrate on your recovery.
You can call our friendly advisors on for a confidential chat and to find out whether we think you're eligible to make a claim.
When you contact us, there's no obligation to claim and your phone call will be completely free. Alternatively, you can fill in our online form to arrange a call back.
Causes of ankle injuries
Ankle injuries happen when the ankle joint is twisted too far out of its normal position. This can happen as a result of a number of different types of accident.
Some of the most common causes of ankle injuries are:
The owners of public places such as shops, pubs and restaurants have a resposibility to keep you safe. If they've failed to follow the proper safety regulations and you've been injured, then they've broken the law and you may be able to make a claim.
This also applies to employers, who have a duty of care to make sure you can do your job safely. This includes providing you with the correct training and safety equipment. If they don't comply with general health and safety regulations such as The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and you've been injured, then it's likely you could make a claim.
No matter what the cause, if you've received an ankle injury in the last three years and it wasn't your fault, then there's a good chance we'll be able to help you get the compensation you deserve. You can find out if we think you have a claim by giving us a call on .
Have you suffered a serious ankle injury?
Unfortunately, ankle injuries can sometimes be severe which can lead to a long recovery time and can have potentially life changing consequences for both you and your family.
We know that at the time of an accident all injuries can seem serious, shocking and upsetting and that during your recovery it can be common to question whether you've suffered a life changing ankle injury.
It's likely you have suffered a serious or life changing ankle injury if you've experienced any of the below:
- Lengthy, repeated or ongoing medical treatment
- Significant time off work
- Prolonged or permanent time off sports and spare time activities
- Any care or support from friends or family members, even when their care was provided for free
Receiving compensation can help to take some of the stress out of your situation so that you can focus on your recovery without having to worry about the financial impact. It can also support you as you deal with the life altering consequences of suffering a serious injury such as a broken bone, severe burn or amputation.
When you feel ready to talk about what happened, you can call our friendly advisors on for free advice. They'll be able to let you know whether they think you're eligible to claim and can answer any questions you may have.
The help and advice we offer is completely free and confidential, and there's no obligation to make a claim. So if you'd just like someone to talk to about your accident, we're ready to listen.
Types of ankle injury
There are three main types of ankle injury:
A sprain is where the ligaments in your ankle are damaged because they're stretched beyond their normal range of motion, typically by applied force and impact.
Sprains typically fall into three classifications or grades, which are used to identify their severity.
Grade one is considered the least serious type of sprain and usually means that your joint has suffered little or no instability.
Grade two and three are the more serious types of ankle sprains, with grade three classified as the most serious.
Grade three sprains are often used to describe a full ligament tear, an injury that usually requires surgery and a significant recovery time.
Strains are when the muscles and tendons are damaged as a result of being pulled or stretched too far.
Tendons attach muscles to bones so that the ankle and foot can move but, as with sprains, when your ankle is forced to move outside of its normal range of motion this can cause damage.
Both strains and sprains can be extremely painful, causing the ankle to become stiff and swollen. This can stop you from being able to walk for a time, making it difficult to carry on with your life, such as work, family routines, driving or sports.
A fracture is where one or more of the bones in the ankle joint are broken. Fractures are often extremely painful and usually cause swelling and bruising.
As there are many different types of fractures and the symptoms are often similar to the symptoms of sprains and strains, it's very important to be examined by a doctor so that they can diagnose your type of ankle injury, and give you the treatment you need for your specific injury.
How much compensation could I be entitled to?
The amount of compensation you could receive depends on your particular ankle injury. For example, if you've suffered a severe injury which has had a serious impact on your life then you're likely to receive more compensation.
Any lost earnings, medical expenses and additional costs such as adaptations to your home or even transportation costs will be taken into account in the amount of compensation you receive.
To get an estimate of the amount you may be able to claim, you can use our industry leading compensation calculator. Our calculator will ask you some simple questions about your injury and will then tell you the approximate amount of money you could receive. This figure is based on other people who have made claims for injuries similar to yours.
To find out whether you're eligible to claim you can contact our friendly, legally trained advisors on . When you call us there's no obligation to claim, so if you'd just like free advice or someone to talk to, we're always willing to listen.
No win no fee
All of our expert solicitors can help you to make your claim on a no win no fee basis. Quite simply, this means that if your claim is not successful, then you won't be charged a penny.
Our no win no fee promise takes the financial risk out of making a claim, leaving you with one less thing to worry about.
If your case is successful, then your solicitor may charge a fee as a percentage of the compensation you receive. This will have been discussed and agreed with your solicitor before you start your claim.
In some rare cases, you may not be able to make your claim on a no win no fee basis. Although unlikely, if this applies to you your solicitor will let you know beforehand and will be able to tell you what your other options are.
Find out more about no win no fee.
Making a claim
The first step to making an ankle injury claim is to contact us on . All of our advisors go through an intensive training programme so they'll be able to give you the best advice possible.
We understand how difficult it can be to talk about an accident. That's why during your call with us we'll do everything we can to make sure you feel comfortable.
We'll ask for some details about your injury and accident, but if there's anything you can't remember or don't feel happy talking about at this stage, then you can let us know at any time and we won't push you any further.
We let you know whether we think you're eligible to make a compensation claim during your call with us. If you're happy to proceed and give us your permission, we'll then transfer you to one of our expert solicitors, usually on the same call.
Your solicitor will make sure that you're completely comfortable and fully informed about the claims process before starting your claim. They'll answer any questions you have about making a claim with them and your no win no fee agreement and once your claim has started they'll be your point of contact until you receive your compensation.
At National Accident Helpline, our main goal is to help people like you to get back to normality after suffering from an injury. We aim to take the stress out of making a claim, so that you can focus on your recovery without having to worry about the legal process or financial pressure.