Ankle Injury Compensation Claims
If you have suffered an ankle injury in an accident that was not your fault, you may be eligible to claim compensation. At InjuryClaims.co.uk, we work in partnership with specialist solicitors that have the necessary skills and expertise needed to handle all types of personal injury claims including those involving ankle injuries.
Ankle injuries can be sustained in all types of accidents. For example, you may have tripped over an uneven pavement, slipped on a wet floor in a supermarket or fallen down stairs at work. Even road accidents can result in an ankle injury, particularly those involving bicycles and motorbikes. No matter what type of accident caused your injury, if another person or company was at fault, you may be eligible to claim compensation for the ankle injury you have sustained.
Types of ankle injuries
Ankle sprains and strains and the most frequent types of ankle injuries, but many other types of ankle injury can lead to a potential injury claim. This includes the following:
- sprains and strains
- dislocated ankles
- fractured and broken bones
- cuts and lacerations
- bruising and soft tissue damage
- ligament damage
- cartilage and tendon injuries
Most minor ankle injuries will take between 2 to 6 weeks to recover. But more severe ankle injuries such as broken bones or ligament damage can take much longer to heal, and can even leave permanent damage. Depending on the type of injury you have suffered, you may require extensive physiotherapy or even a surgical procedure.
If you are in employment, your injury may make it difficult or even impossible to work until it has healed. You may also have difficulties carrying out your normal day-to-day tasks, such as taking kids to school, doing the shopping or walking the dog.
How much compensation can I claim for an ankle injury?
The amount of compensation that you may be entitled to depends on several factors. One of the most important factors that is taken into account at the time of calculating compensation is the severity of your ankle injury. The amount of compensation awarded for ankle injuries can range from £1,000 to £53,000. The majority of ankle injury claims are settled for less than £15,000. However, in the most severe cases with permanent damage, you may be eligible to receive up to £53,000.
Here are the compensation guidelines for different type of injuries to the ankle, as recommended by the Judicial College:
- Ankle injury with complete recovery or leaving mild symptoms – Up to £10,450
- Minor achilles tendon injuries – £5,525 to £9,575
- Ankle injury causing some permanent problems – £10,450 to £20,200
- A partial rupture of the achilles or serious tendon damage – £9,575 to £16,000
- A severed achilles tendon and muscle injury – £19,000 to £29,200
- Severe ankle injuries with permanent walking difficulty – £23,800 to £53,000
As well as being awarded compensation for the injury you have sustained, you may also be entitled to claim for loss of earnings if you have had to take time off work, medical expenses, travel costs and other out of pocket expenses.
Making an ankle injury compensation claim
If you have suffered an ankle injury through no fault of your own, it is important that you seek expert legal advice as soon as possible. In the UK, more than 2.5 million people suffer personal injuries in accidents every year, but only a fraction of these people claim compensation for the pain and injuries that they have suffered. You should keep in mind that seeking compensation is your legal right, and you will be eligible to claim compensation if you have suffered ankle damage due to somebody else’s negligence.
To find out if you have a valid claim for compensation, call free on 0800 678 1410 or enter your details into the contact form below. A friendly and experienced legal adviser will call you back for an entirely free consultation. Within minutes you can find out if you are eligible to make a claim, as well as finding out how much compensation your ankle injury may be worth.