By Marlon Harewood. Last Updated 20th January 2023. In this guide, we’ll look at how our ankle injury compensation calculator could help you assess the value of your claim. Did you suffer an ankle break due to a road traffic accident that was caused by another party’s negligence? Has a slip, trip or fall accident at work caused by your employer’s negligence resulted in you sustaining an injury? If so, you may be able to make a personal injury claim.
Our guide will highlight:
- The circumstances in which you could potentially claim for injuries such as a sprained ankle.
- How an ankle injury might happen as a result of negligence.
- The kinds of losses you could be compensated for.
- The benefits of a No Win No Fee agreement when funding legal representation.
Our advisors can give you free legal advice. Furthermore, they’re available 24/7, so you can get in touch at a time that suits you. You can contact them using 0800 408 7826 or through our website. Alternatively, please read on if you’d like to know more about how a personal injury calculator could help you.
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- A Guide To Using An Ankle Injury Compensation Calculator
- What Is An Ankle Injury?
- What Costs Could You Claim For After An Ankle Injury?
- Common Types And Causes Of Of Ankle Injuries
- Ankle Injury Statistics
- Claim Care Costs After An Ankle Injury
- How To Use An Ankle Injury Compensation Calculator
- Ankle Injury Settlement Amounts In The UK
- Ankle Injury Claims – How Much Are They Worth?
- What Are The Benefits Of No Win No Fee Agreements?
- Get Free Legal Advice About Ankle Injury Claims
- Get A Valuation Of Your Ankle Injury Settlement
- Case Studies And Other Resources
- Ankle Injury FAQs
Ankle injuries can range in severity. Whereas some ankle injuries will be relatively simple, others might be more serious. Whether an ankle injury is minor or severe, it can have an impact on your quality of life.
Injuries like sprains and damage to the ligaments can take weeks to recover and can make returning to work very difficult. If you sustain an injury like a fracture or a break, it can take even longer to heal and have a greater impact on your quality of life. Furthermore, a severe break may not heal properly and could leave you with repercussions in the future.
What our compensation calculator can do is estimate the amount of compensation you could receive were you to make a claim. It takes into account the compensation that could be awarded for your injury, as well as the value of any loss of earnings you’d like to claim back.
Please read on to find out more about how an ankle injury compensation calculator could help you. Alternatively, get in touch with our team of advisors for more information and to get free legal advice.
Your ankle could be injured in a number of different ways. For example, this kind of injury could involve broken bones, ankle sprains or ligament injuries. Ligaments are the tissue that connects your muscles to your bones. Injury to the ligaments can be painful and may affect your mobility in the injured ankle.
NHS guidance states that a fractured ankle can result in the following symptoms:
- Sudden sharp pain
- Difficulty walking
- Ankle being at an odd angle
- A snapping or popping sound as the injury happens
Meanwhile, the symptoms of a sprained ankle are:
- Pain, tenderness or weakness in the respective joint
- Swelling and bruising
- Being unable to put weight on the ankle
- Spasms and cramping
Whatever injury you’ve sustained, you could be entitled to claim if it was caused by negligence. Get in touch with our advisors today for more information, or use our ankle injury compensation calculator to see how much you could be paid.
There are two potential heads of claim when making a personal injury claim. General damages relate to the pain, suffering and decline in your quality of life caused by the injury.
Special damages relate to the financial losses incurred due to the injury. These include things like:
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of future earnings
- Travel costs
- Recreational activities that you’re now no longer able to commit to.
If you’d like free legal advice from one of our advisors or just have some questions about the claims process, please give us a call using the phone number at the top of this page.
Many incidents could result in you wanting to use an ankle injury compensation calculator. Any injury to your foot and ankle area can affect your mobility, making it a struggle to continue with your daily activities.
This section highlights circumstances that could cause an ankle injury. We’ll also look at how these injuries could be caused by a breach of duty of care.
Slips, trips or falls on the same level
We depend on the movement of our ankles to enable us to walk. If you’re involved in a slip, trip or fall, this could result in weight being distributed across the ankle incorrectly, resulting in injury.
Slips, trips and falls could damage the connective tissue in your ligaments. You could suffer an ankle fracture if the force on the bone is great enough.
Examples of how you could sustain this kind of injury include:
- Slipping on a wet floor where no warning signs were present.
- Falling due to inappropriate or poorly-fitted flooring.
- Cleaning can lead to more trip hazards being introduced to the environment, such as trailing cables.
Slips trips or falls from a height
As well as slips and falls on the same level, you could also experience a fall from a height. This kind of accident might not be a risk in every scenario, but if you work in construction or another role that requires you to be high up, you could be at risk of this kind of accident.
If you’ve suffered a work injury that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim if the accident happened due to your employer breaching their duty of care to you. Your employer has a duty to take reasonably practicable steps to keep you safe while you’re working.
If you injure yourself because of their negligence, you could claim. Your employer’s responsibilities to you in this regard are highlighted in the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
Examples of how your employer’s negligence could cause you to be injured include:
- Being given a faulty ladder to use. The rung could break, causing you to fall and sustain a broken ankle.
- Poor housekeeping means that a wire was left trailing on a platform. You trip on this and fall from the platform. As a result, you fracture your ankle and calcaneus.
- Scaffolding was put together incorrectly. As a result, you fall through. This results in a broken ankle and a head injury.
Road traffic accidents
A road traffic accident could also cause ankle injury. This could occur if you’re injured as a pedestrian, a cyclist or while you’re in a vehicle like a car or a van.
Every road user in the UK owes a duty of care to every other road user. This is set out in the Highway Code.
This document sets out the ways that road users are expected to act to ensure the safety of everyone on the road. If a road user fails to act in the way outlined in the Highway Code, this could cause an accident. For example:
- A side-impact collision that occurs because someone pulls out without checking that the road is clear
- A driver travelling in the wrong lane, resulting in a head-on car accident
- As a cyclist, you’re travelling in the cycle lane when a driver veers into your path. As a result, you’re knocked off your bike.
Falling objects can lead to injuries that could result in you being unable to work. These kinds of injuries can occur in work, but can also happen in public places.
Injuries in public places could be due to negligence by the controller of the space (referred to in the legislation as the “occupier”. Their responsibilities are outlined in The Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957.
Examples of incidents that could come about in public because duty of care was breached include:
- You suffer a fractured ankle because, while shopping, an unsecured shelving unit fell onto your foot.
- A light fitting in a gym is loose, but this isn’t addressed. As a result, it falls from the ceiling and causes a broken ankle and heel.
Twisted ankle injuries
A twisted ankle can cause swelling that can affect your range of motion. It can also cause you pain and discomfort.
This kind of injury could occur from many different types of incidents, including slips, trips and falls or road traffic accidents. Examples of how you could sustain this injury include:
- Participating in an exercise class with inappropriate flooring installed.
- Falling in a supermarket due to a wet patch on the floor that hasn’t been cleaned with no warning signs present.
- Suffering a slip, trip or fall because of bad lighting in a walkway.
Broken and fractured ankles
According to NHS guidance, it can take at least 6 to 8 weeks for a broken ankle to heal. You may have to wear a special boot to make sure the bone is healing correctly.
In severe cases, you might require surgery in order for your injury to heal. For example, if the fracture is displaced, this means that the bone is no longer aligned. As a result, you might need surgery in order for the fracture to heal.
After the injury has healed, you might need physiotherapy to help you regain the motion in the affected ankle. If you cannot get this on the NHS, you may be able to claim the cost of this back as part of your claim.
Strains and sprains
Anke sprains can take a few weeks to recover from, depending on the severity of the injury. While they are one of the more common ankle injuries, they can still be very debilitating because it affects your ability to move.
Similarly to a break, you may be offered physiotherapy if your injury is taking longer to heal than it should. You should make sure to seek medical attention, even if you think you’ve only sprained your ankle, to rule out a more serious type of injury.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) records the causes and nature of accidents at work in the UK. Above is a graph showing the rate of falls from a height and slips, trips and falls on the same level from 2015/16 to 2019/20.
As you can see, the rate of falls from a height has been relatively consistent over this time period, with the numbers reported in 2015/16 the highest over this five-year period. The rate of slips, trips and falls has fluctuated somewhat but is overall lower than in 2015/16.
It’s important to note that these statistics will not be representative of all accidents at work; just those reported to HSE. Furthermore, these statistics are not indicative of liability so we cannot say how many of these could lead to a successful claim.
If you’d like free legal advice from one of our advisors or want to contact us to see if you can claim, please call us using the phone number at the top of this page. Otherwise, read on to find out what costs could be included as part of your claim.
If you plan to claim for financial losses sustained due to the injury, one aspect you may be able to claim for are care costs. This is for when you’ve suffered a financial loss due to needing either professional care or having to make practical adjustments due to the injury itself. Examples of what you could claim for include:
- Adjustments to your home, such as a ramp for a wheelchair.
- Changes to your vehicle, for example, because you need it to be wheelchair accessible.
- Costs of needing a professional nurse to look after you while you recover.
If you’ve suffered an ankle injury, our ankle injury compensation calculator can give you a better idea of the amount of compensation you could receive.
All you need to do is input the details about how your accident happened and what effect it had on you. You can also input any loss of earnings that you’ve experienced as a result of your injury.
However, our compensation calculator will not be able to take into account any additional special damages that could be included in your claim. If you have any additional expenses that you would like to claim back, why not speak with an advisor today? A member of our claims team could value your claim for you, taking into account any additional special damages.
In the section below, we show bracketed ankle injury settlement amounts from UK claims to show you how compensation can be valued for such injuries.
It is however important to treat these figures only as rough guides. It is the not the common or average compensation for an ankle injury. Your compensation awarded for a successful ankle injury claim will be determined and influenced by the individual factors of your case.
The evidence you can provide will influence your final payout. You will need evidence of your injury and the pain and suffering it has caused in order to claim general damages. If you are making a claim for special damages, you should collect and maintain evidence of your financial losses.
Please speak to an adviser if you would like direct help to understand how much you could claim for your ankle injury.
The table in this section is a rough guide to how compensation could be awarded in ankle injury claims. Our figures are taken from a publication called the Judicial College Guidelines. Legal professionals use this publication when calculating general damages in a claim.
However, every payout will be affected by the unique circumstances of the case, so the figures below are not guaranteed. This is also why the average compensation for an ankle injury might not be a helpful figure.
|Ankle- Very severe||£50,060 to £69,700||This level of injury is unusual and limited. They'll include ankle fractures involving extensive soft tissue damage which leads to deformity and a risk of below-knee amputation if the leg is further damaged.|
|Ankle- Severe||£31,310 to £50,060||In this bracket, you'll find injuries that require extensive treatment (for example, a long time in plaster or pins and plates inserted into the joint). They'll usually result in significant residual disability.|
|Ankle- Moderate||£13,740 to £26,590||Following these kinds of injuries, there might be some disabilities of a less serious nature. For example, difficulty walking or standing on ground that isn't even.|
|Ankle- Modest||Up to £13,740||This bracket will include injuries like non-displaced fractures, sprains and tears to ligaments. Injuries from which recovery has been incomplete may attract awards to the higher end of this bracket.|
If you would like to receive more information about how ankle injury compensation payouts are calculated, or receive a free estimate of your potential claim, please reach out to a member of our team.
Our panel of solicitors work on a No Win No Fee basis. This is an agreement between you and your solicitor that sets out the conditions that need to be met before you’re asked to pay them.
It means that your personal injury solicitor won’t ask you to make an upfront payment or for you to pay anything as the claim is ongoing. They also won’t request payment in the event that the claim is unsuccessful.
In the event that your claim is successful, a legally-capped success fee will be deducted from your compensation. This is legally capped, ensuring that you always get the majority of the compensation you’re awarded.
The solicitors on our panel can offer representation on a No Win No Fee basis. For more information on what this means, or to see if you could be offered this kind of agreement, get in touch with our team of advisors today.
Use our compensation payout calculator today to see what you could receive after making a successful claim. Our team of advisors, available 24/7, can help assess your potential claim and can answer any questions or queries you may have. If your claim is valid, you could be offered a No Win No Fee agreement from one of the solicitors on our panel.
To get in touch, you can:
- Call us on 0800 408 7826
- Use our Live Chat service using the window on the bottom right of your screen.
- Contact us via our website.
We understand that a compensation calculator might not be appropriate for everyone. For example, maybe you’d prefer a valuation of your claim that includes the care costs you’ve incurred as a result of your injuries. Or perhaps you just have more questions about how the calculator works, or would just like to speak with someone directly about the value of your claim.
Whatever the reason, we can help. Our friendly team of advisors are on hand to take your call and answer your questions. Simply get in touch today for free legal advice.
If you’d like more useful information, please use the links below.
For advice on how to recover from ankle sprains, visit the NHS website.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) give advice and guidance about reducing the risk of accidental injury.
Causes and prevention of slips and trips can be found on the HSE website.
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Please read below for answers to some of the more commonly asked questions about ankle injury compensation.
How do you know if your ankle is broken or sprained?
It can be difficult to tell if your ankle is broken or just badly sprained. We always recommend seeking medical attention to get a full assessment of your injury.
How much do you get for an ankle injury?
The Judicial College provides guideline compensation brackets for a range of different injuries. However, your claim will be valued on individual circumstances, and these guidelines will be used as just that- guidelines.
How do you know if an ankle injury is serious?
You should seek medical attention for any ankle injury. However, you might have experienced a severe injury if your ankle is misshapen or deformed, or if there’s an open wound through which you can see bone.
Thank you for reading our guide on how our ankle injury compensation calculator could be useful to you.
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