A broken ankle could decrease your quality of life. Moreover, it could cause a severe amount of stress in addition to your physical trauma.

However, I assure you applying for compensation for a broken ankle is not that difficult.

I have compiled this complete guide with FAQs and all the necessary information you need before applying for a claim 

What qualifies as a broken ankle injury?

A minor or a severe fracture in the ankle. This includes: muscle damage, tendon ruptures, or even dislocation of the joint.

What are the most common causes of a broken ankle?

Ankle injuries caused by the following are very common:

  • Slip and trip accident
  • Sporting accident
  • Accident at workplace 
  • Road traffic accident
  • Medical negligence
  • Assault
  • Fall accident

You could apply for a compensation through a personal injury solicitor if you have sustained an ankle injury in these cases.

What type of ankle injuries can I make a claim for?

You could be able to get a claim for a number of injuries. 

These include:

  • Fractured bone
  • Broken tendon
  • Broken ligament
  • Muscle damage
  • Permanent impairment to the ankle
  • Restricted movement
  • Sprains
  • Twisted ankle
  • Ankle bruises
  • Dislocation of the joint
  • Damaged achilles
  • Deformity or soft tissue breakage
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Ankle strains

It is important to understand that the injuries sustained should be an accident that was not your fault. Otherwise, it could be difficult to get accommodation.

How will I benefit from an ankle compensation claim?

There are a number of benefits you could get through compensation for a broken ankle.

  1. General damages:  This includes all the physical damages you have sustained including pain and suffering.
  1. Special damages: This includes all the expenses incurred such as:
  • Loss of earnings: Your savings spent on your recovery
  • Future loss of earning: in case your injury has hindered your ability to work
  • Travel expense: expense incurred for hospital visits
  • Additional equipment required
  • Additional care: in case you require full time care for your personal injury

How much compensation can I get for a broken ankle that requires metal pins?

If your injury requires mental pins or plates to be inserted your claim could range between £26,710 to £42,710.

What is the average compensation for a broken ankle?

For a minor injury, the compensation for a broken ankle could go up to £4,690.

However, for a severe injury resulting in loss of mobility your claim could go up to £59,480.

In case of a deformity your claim could go up to £65,420.

What should I do if I have sustained an ankle injury?

It is important you seek medical attention as soon as you have sustained the injury. This may help reduce the risk to future vulnerabilities.

The first thing to do is take pictures of the injury and the place where you have sustained the ankle injuries. 

Moreover, gather information from the witnesses so you can get their testimonies later.

Furthermore, keep a record of all your medical reports and expenses incurred. 

You could be entitled to a claim for the accident if it was not your fault. 

I would advise you contact a solicitor and apply for a claim for your ankle injuries.

How do I apply for a broken ankle injury compensation?

In case you have sustained an ankle injury due to an accident that was not your fault, you could apply for a claim through a personal injury solicitor.

Get a complete diagnosis before applying for your ankle injury. Gather all evidence and necessary documents to prove the injury was not your fault. This includes: picture evidence, testimonies, and receipts. 

Hire a solicitor through a regulation authority to register your personal injury claims.

Your solicitor will evaluate your case and inform you about how much compensation you could be entitled to.

How long does it take for an ankle injury to heal?

Your recovery time could depend on the severity of your personal injury.

On average it could take 2 to 6 week for a minor injury to heal. However, it could take over several months to heal a broken ankle injury. 

How much compensation can I claim for ongoing symptoms after a broken ankle injury?

In case of a severe injury with ongoing symptoms, your payout could go up to £5,850.

How will I know if I have broken my ankles?

You could experience the following symptoms in case you have broken your ankles:

  • Severe bruising or convulsion
  • Swelling around your ankles 
  • Defornity 
  • Tendered muscles 
  • Difficulting in walking 
  • Excruciating pain while bearing weight
  • Throbbing pain

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much can I claim for a damaged achilles tendon?

Your claim could range between £6,200 to £32,780 for damaged achilles resulting in permanent stiffness.

How much compensation can I get for osteoarthritis?

Your average payout could range between £10,450 to £20,200 if there is a risk of osteoarthritis.

How much compensation can I get for multiple injuries after an accident?

An accident could leave you with severe injuries.

On average, your ankle injury compensation amounts could range between £4,590 to £58,410.

Moreover, if you have sustained a foot injury as well, your injury claim could range between £5,300 to £152,750.

Furthermore, broken leg compensation payouts could range between £21,750 to £114,510.

How much injury claim can I get for a minor ankle injury?

For a minor injury such as: a sprain, fracture, or tear, your compensation could go up to £4,690.

Is it necessary to apply for a claim through a solicitor?

You could launch a claim on your own. There is no obligation that you have to apply through a solicitor. However, an experienced solicitor could make the application process much easier for you.

Will I be able to move my toes in case of a broken ankle?

You might not be able to move your toes in this case. This is because the nerves that allow movement could limit the movement. Moreover, the nerves could get damaged in case of a fracture.

Can I get an accommodation if the injury was partly my fault?

You might be able to get an accommodation in this case. This falls under the category of ‘ contributory negligence’.

In this case, you could get an amount for a percentage of total damages by the court.

Do I need a leg cast in case of a broken ankle?

In case of a minor leg injury, you might not require a cast. However, for a severe injury including fractures your doctor could recommend a cast for a better recovery.

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To conclude:

Read the guidelines carefully and follow the instructions. This guide will help make your application process easier.

I understand that no amount of accommodation could pay up for your injuries. However, I assure you getting compensation for your broken ankle will take some burden off your shoulders.

Hire a solicitor through a well reputed regulation authority so that you do not face any difficulty with the application process.

Feel free to contact us for any further information.

About the author

Scott Nelson

Scott Nelson is a financial services expert, with over 10 years’ experience in the industry, including 6 years in FCA regulated companies. Read more
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