Ankle injury compensation claims:
The ankle is a key facet as it is where the three main bones of the foot meet, the tibia and fibula of the lower leg with the talus of the feet. Ankle injuries vary in severity and are caused by a variety of accidents. The most common form of injury is a strain or sprain where pain is caused through swelling and bruising, which can restrict movement. Injuries to the ankle can be the result of:
- Slips and trips
- Road Traffic accident
- Sports injuries
- Workplace accidents
- Public place accidents
Ankle fracture: A fracture is a break in the bone, Symptoms of a fracture include swelling, tenderness, bruising, numbness and tingling.
Stress Fracture:This injury transpires slowly over time due to repetitive trauma to the bones and muscles, which is primarily due to overuse. When these muscles become tired or over-loaded, they are subsequently unable to engage the stress or shock of the constant effects, thus they start to break which leads to a stress fracture.
Ankle sprain: A sprain can occur when a ligament fibre is torn or stretched, The ligaments are a tissue which attaches the bones or cartilages or holds together a joint.
Ankle strain: A strain can occur when muscle or tendon is stretched or torn, The tendon is the tissue which joins the muscle to the bone. When these tissues are pulled or twisted it can cause a strain. These strains can happen over time or suddenly, those who take part in sports are more likely to acquire a strain.
Acute tendon tears: Result from a sudden trauma or force, tendinitis is the inflammation of a tendon.
Microscopic tendon tears that accrue over time due to repeatedly being over stretched, and don’t heal properly lead to tendinosis.
How much could you claim for your ankle injury?
If an ankle injury was caused by the negligence of another person, you may be entitled to compensation. Money rewarded can be used to cover travel expenses, medical costs, rehabilitation and loss of earnings.
Cases for compensation are judged on the severity and recovery time of the ankle injury:
Severe ankle injuries requiring lengthy recuperation with ongoing disability:£30,000 to £50,000
Severe ankle injuries requiring lengthy recuperation with complete or near complete recovery: £15,000
Broken or twisted ankle with incomplete recovery: £7,500
Broken or twisted ankle with full recovery: £3,500
The injury claims calculator is intended as a guide only.
The amount of compensation you could receive for your ankle injury will differ as aspects of special damages which includes taking into consideration, loss of earnings, medical expenses, travel expenses etc. have yet still to be considered and included in the total amount, thus it is important for you to contact us for a full consultation and what you could expect to receive.
How to make a claim for injuries to the ankle?
To gain an insight on how much you could expect to receive for your claim our solicitor will instruct an independent medical expert to look at your medical notes, examine you and consider the events of the accident, the medical expert will then complete a report including description of your injuries and any consequences due to your injury. Based upon this report your solicitor will be able to determine how much your claim is worth for your suffering and inconvenience.
To ensure the best possible outcome in your personal injury claim, starting your foot injury compensation claim with Grieves Solicitors and speak to one of our personal injury specialists, we will guide you through every stage of the legal procedure and will keep you informed on the progress of your claim throughout. Along with injuries sustained to the ankle, Grieves Solicitors also handle personal injury compensation claims for injuries to other areas of the body.
What do I do next?
If you, a family member or friend have suffered an ankle injury and want to make a claim, contact our team of personal injury specialists to find out if you're entitled to compensation. Call us on 0800 0747 644 or fill in a claim form to hear from one of our experts.