Ankle injuries, particularly broken ankles, can be debilitating and have a significant impact on your everyday life and mobility. 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.
An ankle injury can occur in any number of accidents, including slips, trips and falls, accidents on the road and accidents at work.
Slips, Trips and Falls Ankle Injuries
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 a 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.
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 it is advisable to contact a specialist team of personal injury solicitors.
Taking into account all the details they 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.
*Please note – With regards to No Win No Fee - In limited circumstances, fees may be charged when your accident claim is not successful. These specific limited circumstances will be explained to you by your Solicitor.
The Citizen's Advice Bureau says it's our "civil and legal right" to make an accident claim. But 69% of us don't make an accident claim. Don't miss out on what's rightfully yours.
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