How Much Compensation for an Ankle Injury?

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How Much Compensation for Ankle Injury?

Have you suffered an ankle injury and are wondering how much compensation you could be entitled to?

Ankle injuries, particularly broken ankles, can be debilitating and have a significant impact on your everyday life. You might be left unable to work, walk, or drive for a significant period of time following your accident.

If your ankle injury was caused by someone else’s actions or negligence, you are legally entitled to make a personal injury claim. To be eligible to make a claim your injury should have taken place within the last 3 years.

Call 0800 808 9740, complete our online enquiry form or email and we will be in touch to discuss your ankle injury compensation claim.

Keep on reading to find out how much compensation you could be entitled to based on guidelines for all types of ankle injuries.

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Potential Ankle Injury Accidents

An ankle injury can occur in any number of accidents, including slips, trips and falls, accidents on the road and accidents at work.


The most common cause of ankle injuries are slips, trips or falls. These kinds of accidents are usually a result of an obstacle or a poorly maintained floor surface (such as pavement). If you have slipped, tripped or fallen in a public place, at work or elsewhere, in an accident that could have been prevented by someone else’s actions, you may be able to claim ankle injury compensation. Call 0800 808 9740, complete our online enquiry form or email 

Potential Levels of Compensation For Ankle Injuries

The following is a guide to the potential levels of compensation for your injury alone:



  • Modest ankle injury where there is a complete recovery


  • Modest ankle injury, where there has been a minor displaced fracture, sprain or ligament injury.

    Up to £11,730

  • Damaged Achilles tendon

    £6,200 to £32,780

  • Moderate ankle injuries, including fractures, ligament tears or those which cause difficulty walking or standing. Might also result in scarring or the risk of osteoarthritis.

    £11,730 to £22,680

  • Serious ankle injury for which there has been a long period of treatment or which has been in plaster for a long time which limits your ability to walk.

    £26,710 to £42,710

  • Very severe ankle injuries that result in deformity, amputation below the knee.

    £42,710 to £59,480

The figures we have supplied are based on the latest version of the Judicial College general damages compensation guidelines.


Road traffic accidents including car accidents, motorcycling or cycling accidents can also result in ankle injuries.


If you have suffered an ankle injury at work, you could claim compensation. Ankle injuries such as sprains, fractures and brakes could happen at work just as they could at any public place. The types of ankle injuries and how much compensation you could get are also included in the table below. Call 0800 808 9740, complete our online enquiry form or email 

Types of Ankle Injury

The most common types of ankle injury we see at First Personal Injury are:

  • Sprained ankle injury
  • A fractured or broken ankle
  • Damaged Achilles tendon
  • Ankle dislocation
  • Severe bruising
  • Breaks and fractures of the ankle
  • Ankle strains


Making a Claim

Following your injury, it’s vital that you seek medical attention to determine the extent of your injuries.

Once you have done this, to stand the best chance of success in your claim contact us. We can discuss your questions such as how much compensation for ankle ligament damage? Or, how much compensation for a sprained ankle? To answer the questions that you have, we will need to talk through the specifics of your case with you and find out exactly what has happened to you. We can't guarantee what compensation you will receive as each case is unique, but we can advise if you are likely to receive compensation and we will always fight to get you the highest possible amount of compensation.

Taking into account all the details we will assess all elements of how to bring a successful claim. Most notably this will include who you will be claiming against and whether that person (or organisation) was legally at fault for the accident causing your injuries.

How Much Compensation?

The level of compensation you may be awarded for an ankle injury will depend on the actual injury you have suffered (pain and suffering) and its severity. This amount will also depend on how your injury has impacted your day-to-day life and the length of your recovery.

Initially, your solicitor will obtain a medical report from a specialist medical expert. This will set out the extent of the injuries you have suffered. The report will also provide a medical prognosis of your condition detailing your predicted recovery time and anticipated care needs.

Once they have established the value of your injury, your solicitor will look at your financial losses. In doing so, they will calculate the special damages of your claim. This will take into consideration any additional losses you have experienced as a result of your injury. These could include loss of earnings, medical expenses and travel expenses. You may find our compensation calculator useful. Call 0800 808 9740, complete our online enquiry form or email 

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Personal Injury Claims

If you’ve had a personal injury you may be entitled to compensation. First Personal Injury will help assist your prospective claim and secure you the highest amount of compensation.