Ankle Injury Claims Compensation: If you’ve suffered an ankle injury through no fault of your own, claim the compensation you are entitled to
If you’re suffering from an ankle injury through no fault of your own, don’t be afraid to find out where you stand with regards to claiming the compensation you are owed. We understand the devastating effect an unexpected injury can have on your life and we believe that you should receive all the support you can get.
Many people worry about the process of personal injury claims compensation or don’t want to burden anyone with their problems, but, at Beardsells, we really do understand how an ankle injury can impact heavily on your life. We also realise that, if it’s not your fault, you shouldn’t have to suffer alone.
Imagine not being able to pop along to your local shop or visit family because your ankle injury is too painful to walk on. Here at Beardsells Personal Injury Solicitors we will support you every step of the way, because we believe you should never have to struggle to do the things you want to do because of someone else’s mistake. This is why Beardsells are so passionate able claiming compensation for victims of an injury that wasn’t their fault.
People readily assume that their ankle injury, which was caused by someone else, mustn’t come under the ‘accident’ category because they associate the word ‘accident’ with a horrific car crash or something greater. In actual fact the meaning of the word accident is much wider and varied. It can cover faulty workplace practice, medical negligence and even slips, trips and falls.
You should never under estimate your injury; you really could be entitled to claim compensation for your injury. When you have been through a difficult situation you don’t need money worries on top of everything else you are dealing with. Every pound will matter in these circumstances and Beardsells makes sure you get every pound you are entitled to.
Here are a few situations and lifestyle changes you may encounter when suffering from an ankle injury:
• Being unable to drive
• Inability to walk
• Extreme pain
• Trouble sleeping
• Difficulty taking care of children
• Decrease in physical fitness
• Time off work
• Loss of earnings
• Painful medical procedures
There are two main type of compensation you can claim for with an ankle injury:
1. Pain, suffering and lifestyle impact – this is known within the legal world as ‘general damages’. Basically, it describes how much the physical impact of your injury is worth.
2. Financial Burdens – your ankle injury may mean you have to take time off work which means loss of earnings. You also may need to buy expensive painkillers and pay for transport to and from the hospital. This is known within the legal world as ‘special damages’. The amount of compensation is often based on evidence of loss of earning and receipts. We always recommend keeping all pieces of evidence from the time your accident happened.
Know your ankle!
Your ankle is the lowest supporting joint in your body and therefore bears most of your weight. It feels every impact and can be easily injured.
Around 2 million people in the UK are medically treated for ankle injuries, including; sprains, fractures and strains, each year.
If an ankle injury is left untreated it can lead to long-term problems throughout your life. What you thought was a minor sprain can turn into decreased strength, a lack of balance and an increased risk of future injuries. An untreated injury can actually affect other parts of your body too, like your knee. Imagine, spraining your ankle in an accident at the age of 22 then having problems with your knee at the age of 32. These two things can be related yet people often don’t put the two together. A sprain means that the ligaments around your ankle joint have been stretched or may have even torn.
A fractured ankle is where the bone chips, cracks or breaks. There can be a wide range in fractures from pieces of bones chipping away to a complete shattering of the bone. You should seek medical assistance as soon as possible when an ankle is injured and becomes swollen – you may think it’s just a sprain, but it maybe a fracture requiring treatment in a plaster cast. In some cases, you may need your ankle putting in a cast even if it’s just sprained, and, in some extreme cases, you may need surgery.
Ankle Injury Compensation Amounts
The amount you will be awarded will depend on the extent and effects of the injury suffered. Each case is different and in each, will be unique to the individual. When assessing what the amount of compensation to award, a Judge will assess the injury by taking into account the extent of pain and suffering; whether activities have been curtailed both socially and work-wise; the extent of the curtailment; any interference with sleep, whether recovery will be complete, and if not, whether any adaptations to the home will be needed; and what lasting or permanent effects the injury will have.
For injuries to the ankle, damages can range from £1,000 for minor injuries that resolve within a short space of time, up to £49,800 in very severe cases where there has been a fracture and extensive soft-tissue damage resulting in deformity and severe future consequences.
If you have suffered an injury and it wasn’t your fault, we strongly advise you to contact us at Beardsells Personal Injury Solicitors and we’ll have a chat about the total amount of compensation you could be entitled to. We will guide you through each stage of the compensation process and we’ll make sure your case is presented at its strongest.
No matter how severe your injury is we will help you build your claim and we will make sure you are compensated for the damage caused to your life. Hearing one of our legal professionals tell you that you are not only entitled to claim compensation but you also deserve to will help you realised that accidents aren’t something that you have to cope through. They can affect your life in a number of ways and if you can get help from the money waiting to be claimed by you then you have nothing to lose.
We have over 30 year experience when it comes to ankle injury claims compensation so you can rest assured you’ll be in the best hands. We’ll listen to your worries and ease them. We’ll always be on hand for any questions you may have. We’ll help you get the money you deserve. Here at Beardsells no claim is too big, or too small. Our friendly and approachable team of personal injury solicitors are waiting to help you.
Tell us your story
Give us a quick call on 0800 677 1911 or 0333 577 2251 from mobile phones. It’s free!
Or simply fill out our easy contact form and we’ll get in touch with you.
Remember, you deserve to be compensated for all you’ve been through with your injured ankle. We’ll help you achieve that.
Whatever Accident You Have Had, Call Us For Advice On Making Your Claim
The best and fastest way of finding out if we can help you is to contact us right away. We are a friendly bunch and if you have suffered from any of these:
- Road Traffic Accidents
- Accidents at Work
- Tripping, Slipping and Falling Cases
- Criminal Injuries Compensation
- Occupier's Liability Claims
- Medical Negligence
- Dental Negligence
- Industrial Diseases
We are sure we will be able to help you get what you deserve.
Meet Our Team of Personal Injury Experts
Amongst our team we have members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
Our aim is to ensure that you receive the full amount of compensation due to you, without deduction for legal costs, insurance or any other expenses. If you have a good claim we will fund all the costs on your behalf.
We’re not a faceless corporation, we’re a firm of real people that care about our clients. Here are just some of the people that are waiting to help you right now:
A Company You Can Trust
Beardsells have not only been practising successfully in personal injury claims since 1984:
- We are also members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
Take a Moment to Read Some of Our Client Cases:
WE FUNDED ALL THESE CLAIMS EVEN THOUGH NONE OF THEM WERE CLEAR CUT, AND THERE WAS NO GUARANTEE OF A GOOD RESULT. WE BACKED OUR JUDGMENT AND BACKED OUR CLIENT - WE ARE ALWAYS PREPARED TO TRY TO GO THE EXTRA MILE FOR YOU TO ACHIEVE THE BEST POSSIBLE RESULT IN YOUR ACCIDENT CLAIM.
Take the First Step Today...
The best way to get the ball rolling is to speak to us today. It costs nothing to call us, and we don’t bite!
You really are in safe hands when you contact us. We’ll be able to tell you very quickly whether you have a good case and how much you can expect to claim.