Ankle Injury Solicitors - Accident Compensation Claim
LAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 1800 352 100
Have you been involved in an accident within the last three years?
Do you want to claim compensation?
Are you looking for an ankle injury solicitor?
Our ankle injury solicitors use the no win no fee scheme and compensation is paid in full. If you would like advice on how to make an ankle injury compensation claim with no further obligation from an ankle injury solicitor just use the helpline or complete and send the contact form or email our solicitors offices.
An ankle injury can occur in car accidents and workplace accidents although the cause is usually due to stepping into a pothole or a slipping or tripping accident. Common injuries include strains, sprains, dislocations and fractures. There are thousands of solicitors ankle injury compensation claim settlements every year where negligence is proved against a third party most often a local highway authority as a result of slipping or tripping due to inadequate maintenance of a pavement.
Strains and Sprains
Strains and sprains occur when a muscle or tendon over stretches. A sprain is more serious than a strain. In some cases, a ligament tear may pull a fragment of bone with it, resulting in a fracture. Most ankle sprains and strains occur when the foot twists inward, damaging the ligaments on the outside of the foot. Less common are injuries to the ligaments on the inside of the foot. In most cases of a strain or sprain, x-rays are performed to rule out a fracture or dislocation. Treatment usually involves rest, ice, compression and elevation. A badly torn ligament may need to be surgically reattached to the bone or a chronically unstable ankle may need to be strengthened by surgery.
This medical problem occurs when adjoining bones are displaced and no longer touch each other. They are almost always associated with sprains or fractures. The dislocation may involve the tibia, fibula or talus.
Broken bones in this location are serious because they involve an important weight-bearing joint. They are severely painful and may take a long time to heal. Complications of a fracture include traumatic arthritis and chronic pain. This injury can lead to substantial awards of damages in an ankle injury compensation claim dependant on the long term prospects for full recovery. The bones may be broken in a number of ways. A stress fracture is a crack in the outer shell of the bone. Stress fractures require limited weight bearing and possibly a cast to facilitate healing. A simple fracture is more serious than a stress fracture. A simple fracture involves a complete break of the bone into two pieces. In a comminuted fracture, the bone is shattered into several fragments. When a fracture becomes displaced, the broken bones have moved out of their normal position. A non-displaced fracture is where the bones become misaligned. If a portion of the broken bone cuts through the skin, then this is called a open fracture. In closed fractures, there is no skin breakage. These fractures often require surgical repair to reset the bone however complications can occur. Traumatic arthritis may develop when there is damage to the cartilage. There may also be chronic pain and stiffness, functional and/or mechanical instability.
Ankle Injury Solicitors
LAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 1800 352 100
- Our ankle injury solicitors will provide you with legal advice on your rights and entitlements to compensation with no further obligation.
- Our solicitors are specialists with extensive experience in negotiating, settling and litigating accident compensation claims.
- If you decide to instruct any of our specialists to obtain compensation for you, they will act on a no win no fee basis. Compensation is paid in full and win or lose there is no charge.