The ankle area is highly susceptible to injury, as it bears a considerable amount of body weight. Typical injuries include strains, sprains and breakages, all of which can be very painful. Accidents such as trips and slips often result in ankle injury and many people who have suffered such an injury question whether they can claim compensation.
If you are one of those people, you need to get legal advice as soon as possible so that you can find out whether you have an ankle injury claim and can start the process in good time.
Ankle injuries are common and approximately 2 million people are treated for them in the UK every year. The ligament in the ankle can be vulnerable to tears and overstretching, but not all injuries will result in a compensation claim. However, it is essential that, if you think your ankle injury has been caused through no fault of your own, you seek legal advice as soon as possible. Accident and injury experts can give you the best advice in regards to ankle injury claims.
What will an accident and injury expert need to know?
If you have sustained an ankle injury, a personal injury specialist will discuss the following points to ascertain whether you might be able to claim compensation:
- The circumstances in which you sustained your injury – for example a trip or fall due to an uneven surface, broken paving stones, wet floors or obstructions.
- The extent and severity of your injury – this could range from muscle strain to fracture. This will include evaluating the level of pain and external injury signs such as swelling and bruising.
- Your medical treatment you need.
- How the injury has affected your daily life.
A source of support
Seeking legal advice quickly is vital so that a specialist can start your claim as soon as possible, gathering all the evidence required. Legal professionals who pride themselves on their prompt and efficient services and will give you all the support you need to find a successful solution to your case.