Ankle Injury Compensation
If you or a loved one have had an ankle injury and it was someone else’s fault, you may be able to claim compensation.
Due to the fact that our ankles bear the whole weight of our body, it’s not surprising that ankle injuries are quite common. Due to the same reason, ankle injuries can happen in a number of different ways, from everyday activities to sports-related activities or even simple slips and trips on public pathways and highways.
At The Compensation Experts, we understand that suffering from a serious ankle injury can cause discomfort, pain, frustration and lead to time off work. Long recovery times can lead to loss of enjoyment in the things that you once enjoyed, particularly physical activities.
Our team of legal advisors have helped thousands of people who have suffered ankle injuries. We assess all our claims on a No Win No Fee* basis (*Conditions may apply. Please see details at the bottom of the page), which means that even if your claim is not successful, you or your loved ones are not left with any scary costs.
If your ankle injury was a consequence of negligence by a third party, we can help you to get ankle injury compensation. Don’t suffer in silence, speak to our friendly team today to find out how much you could claim.
Common Causes of Ankle Injuries
There are several factors that play into your ankle injury claim and its potential compensation amount. An essential step to calculate your ankle injury compensation amount is to determine the nature and cause of your ankle injury.
You may be entitled to file a compensation claim if your ankle injury was caused by any of the following examples:
- Road accidents (including car, motorbike and cycling accidents)
- Medical negligence (for example, incorrect and late diagnosis or faulty treatment)
- Sports activities (sporting accidents that occurred in a public or private space)
- Workplace accidents (including long-term ankle conditions caused by professional activities)
- Slips, trips and falls in public spaces (shopping centres, pavements, parks, etc.)
Can I claim for a sprained ankle at work?
A sprained ankle is an injury that occurs when you roll, twist or turn your ankle in an awkward way. As a result, your ligaments that help hold the ankle bones together might stretch. This can cause pain, tenderness and weakness around your lower body. This type of ankle injury is extremely common. If your sprained ankle occurred as a result of your professional activity, then you may be entitled to file a sprained ankle claim for compensation.
Types of Ankle Injury Claims
Besides the sprained ankle injury, there are a number of other types of ankle injuries that might be eligible for compensation. The ankle is a highly complex structure of bones, ligaments and tendons, that combined with its weight-bearing function makes this part of the body very susceptible to a wide range of injuries.
Some of the most common ankle injuries for compensation include:
- Ankle dislocations
- Ankle strains and sprains
- Cuts and lacerations
- Severe bruising
- Breaks and fractures of the ankle
Compensation Amounts for Ankle Injuries
Your compensation amount for your ankle injury will vary greatly depending on the cause and severity of the injury, where it happened and how it happened. It is essential that you tell us all the restrictions your ankle injury has caused you, as well as the nature of the injury and its prognosis. You’re expected to receive compensation for the following types of damages:
- Suffering and Pain: this is also known as general damages and it corresponds to the compensation that is awarded for how much you have suffered as a result of your ankle injury.
- Medical Costs: this covers both the medical costs that you have already incurred as well as those you are likely to incur in the future. Medical costs include any medical equipment and medication costs, and any health care costs.
- Wage Loss: this type of damage covers any loss of earnings as a result of being off work and not being paid your usual wage.
- Travel Costs: travel costs incurred directly as a result of your ankle injury are eligible for compensation.
At The Compensation Experts, our solicitors will look carefully at your case and offer you further guidance on whether you are likely to have a successful ankle injury claim. Fee free to call us to discuss what areas or costs incurred as a result of your ankle injury can be compensated for.
How do I start my ankle injury claim?
To start your ankle injury claim, complete and submit our claim form. Our team at the Compensation Experts will then put you in touch with an ankle injury solicitor to discuss further the details of your ankle injury claim and potential compensation amounts.
In the next steps, our specialist solicitors will advise you what documents and receipts you need to keep to support your case as well as any contact details of potential witnesses that might be used to strengthen your ankle injury claim.
With unrivalled industry knowledge and experience, we will work closely with you and your loved ones to guide you through your ankle injury claim process. We are always on hand to answer your queries, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident. In this case you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can also differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure. These include: extent of your injuries, loss of earnings, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will then give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence. They will then notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee*
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. However, if your claim is successful we will charge up to 25% of the total compensation awarded and if you terminate the agreement before your claim for damages ends then you may be liable to pay basic charges in addition to this.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information you provide, which then helps us to determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our panel of personal injury lawyers are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Team
Each client has their own Personal Injury lawyer who will work on the case from start to finish. They will also be there every step of the way. The client will have a direct phone number and direct email address of the lawyer.
Expert ankle injury claims advisors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee* basis, so if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the compensation you may be entitled to.
However, you should be aware that the panel of solicitors we work with may charge up to 25% of the total compensation awarded if your claim is successful. Further, if you terminate the agreement before your claim for damages ends you may be also be liable to pay basic charges including (but not exclusively) disbursements, and barrister’s fees.