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Ankle Injury Compensation
If you have suffered an ankle injury that wasn’t your fault, you should make a claim for ankle injury compensation. Whether it’s a broken ankle claim you wish to make or a claim against an employer for a sprain or ligament damage, whatever the case getting professional legal advice should be your next move.
Since the ankles naturally sustain all types of impact on a daily basis, it’s perhaps little wonder that sprains and breaks are commonplace across GP surgeries and A&E Departments every single day of the week. And that’s exactly where we’re here to help.
Unfortunately – whilst ankle injuries remain common among most sporting activities – they can also occur due to a very simple slip, trip or fall.
However you sustain your ankle injury – or wherever it happens – if you find yourself injured as a result of an incident that simply wasn’t your fault, then you may well be entitled to claim compensation and any other associated loss. And that’s where we’re here to help. Our friendly team of advisors at Smith Jones are here to guide you throughout the entire claims process and, when it comes to claiming compensation, you can (quite literally) rest assured knowing that it’s what we do best. But don’t just take our word for it. Put us to the test and let us help you with your compensation claim.
Put simply, if you sustain any type of injury to your ankle due to an incident that wasn’t your fault (no matter how minor it might seem at the time), then the team at Smith Jones are here to help you make a claim.
Whilst people are often mistaken for thinking a fracture is less serious than an actual break; nothing could be further removed from the truth! In fact, fractures and sprains can often prove to be quite painful in, and in many cases, can necessitate quite a prolonged recovery period – not to mention the use of specialised equipment such as crutches, ankle boots and even mobility aids.
Unfortunately, even a very simple sprained ankle can increase your risk of re-injury as much as 40-70% which is why the correct post-injury rehabilitation process should never be underestimated – nor, of course, the amount you might be entitled to claim as a result of it.
The Type of Ankle Injuries typically sustained can include:
- Fractures (including avulsion fractures)
- Muscle trauma
- Sprains (where the ankle ligaments become overstretched)
- Broken ankle
- Torn muscles
- Ligament ruptures
These injuries can impose real restrictions on your everyday life, work and hobbies that you enjoy. If you have suffered a foot injury as a result of an accident, then you can contact Smith Jones on 0800 195 95 90 to see if you are entitled to make an ankle injury compensation claim.
Our legal team specialises in dealing with accident and personal injury claims only. We have been providing legal services in the UK since 1988 and are accredited through the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, as well as The Law Society and, are regulated and authorised by the SRA.
Ankle Injury Compensation Payouts
If you’ve suffered any type of ankle injury, then you may be able to claim two separate types of damages. These are known as ‘general’ damages and ‘special’ damages.
General damages are basically the amount of money you receive for the injury itself. Unfortunately, general damages are much more difficult to calculate than ‘special’ damages since no two cases are ever the same and, as you might expect, the ultimate outcome will vary quite significantly between each potential claimant.
That said, our team rely on certain publications to assist them in negotiating with the other party when it comes to making a successful claim on your behalf and, in particular, the Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases, Fourteenth edition (2017) by the Judicial College.
Whilst each case will always be assessed on its own merit, listed below are a few examples of the amounts you might be entitled to claim as a result of an ankle injury:
Minor injury £1,000.00 – £12,050.00
Moderate injury £12,050.00 – £23,310.00
Moderately severe injury £27,450.00 – £43,900.00
Severe injury £43,900.00 – £61,410.00
In order to assess the severity of your ankle injury, you might be advised to see a specialist who can then provide us with a better indication of your likely recovery time and therefore help us to negotiate the very best settlement for you.
In addition to the injury itself (or ‘general damages’ as you might hear the claim referred to), you’ll also be entitled to claim ‘special damages’.
Special damages are basically made up of any other loss you might typically suffer as a result of your accident or injury, such as prescription charges, travel expenses, the cost of mobility aids, consultancy (or expert) fees, loss of earnings and so on. Suffice it to say; these are usually much easier to quantify than ‘general’ damages since the cost is much more specific and can easily be evidenced by receipts and invoices.
How Long Will An Ankle Injury Claim Take?
From the very moment you contact us to inquire about your potential claim, our team of friendly advisors will act as quickly as possible to ensure that we get the very best settlement for you. In some cases, ankle injury claims can be processed quite quickly – especially in cases where the injury might not be too serious or heals quickly.
In other cases, however, we might advise you to await the outcome of any subsequent treatment or rehabilitation process prior to you having a further assessment with a medical professional. The reason for this is because we’ll never look to settle your claim until such time as we’re fully confident that the extent of your injury has been properly compensated for.
How Do I Begin My Claim?
Making a claim for your ankle injury is simple. Give one of our team a call on Freephone 0800 195 95 90 or contact us through our online chat facility for further information and advice. We specialise in personal injury claims so why not put us to the test and see how we can help. We’re confident it’ll be one of the best calls you’ve ever made.