If you’ve suffered a broken ankle or a talus avulsion fracture from an accident that resulted from a breach of duty of care, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation. Our talus fracture compensation calculator can help by providing you with a reliable compensation estimate of what you could receive. If your claim is successful, you could receive thousands of pounds in compensation.
This guide will answer important questions, such as:
- How long does it take to recover from a broken talus?
- Can you walk on a talus fracture?
- How do you fix a talus fracture?
- How do you know if you have a broken talus?
- What is broken talus physical therapy, and how can it help with my recovery?
- What is a lateral process fracture?
- How can our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors help you receive compensation?
- What kind of things can I claim when claiming a broken talus?
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An ankle fracture can be a very debilitating injury due to how it affects your mobility. If you have a job that involves a lot of physical exertion, for example, you may be unable to return to work until it’s healed fully. If the injury was caused by a breach of duty of care, you might be able to claim compensation for the impact it has had on your quality of life.
This is where our personal injury calculator can help. The only information it needs is:
- The type of injury you have sustained
- How it occurred
- Any financial losses you want to claim due to the injury.
Once you’ve input this information, you can receive a reliable compensation estimate in just a few minutes. Our calculator will also provide you with a breakdown to give you a better understanding of what will be included in your claim. Alternatively, if you’d prefer to speak to one of our advisors, why not call them free of charge using the phone number at the top of this page?
You may have questions such as “How long does it take to recover from a broken talus?”, “How do you fix a talus fracture?” and “How do you know if you have a broken talus?”. This section will explain the potential symptoms and general recovery timeline for a broken talus bone.
The talus is one of your ankle bones. It’s supported by the calcaneus, the heel bone, which rests underneath it. The fibula and tibia bones are the leg bones that make up your ankle joint. According to NHS guidance, talus fracture symptoms can include:
- Pain, bruising and swelling
- Pain when weight is put on the ankle
- Difficulty moving
Upon reaching the hospital, your doctor will usually perform an X-ray to assess the injury. An X-ray will also be able to show what kind of fracture you’re suffering from, which may inform the kind of treatment offered.
There are several potential options regarding broken talus bone treatment. They include:
- A special boot to help support your ankle.
- A plaster cast to hold the ankle in place.
- Surgery to hold the bones in position as they heal.
In some cases, if the fracture is a minor one, treatment may not be required. However, you should always seek medical advice, as walking on a broken talus bone could affect the recovery process.
For a normal fracture, broken talus recovery time usually takes between six to eight weeks. However, if you’ve had surgery, it can take longer. You may have needed surgery if, for instance, the bones were displaced, meaning that they have moved out of alignment.
You could also suffer a lateral process fracture, which is a fracture of the lower ankle bone. Physical therapy can also help aid the recovery of a broken talus.
With any injury, such as a fractured ankle, there are two potential heads of a personal injury claim. These are called general and special damages.
General damages relate to the physical and psychological pain and suffering caused by the injury, as well as the general decline in the quality of your life. Special damages, meanwhile, relate to the financial losses you’ve suffered as a result of the injury. Examples of losses you could claim include:
- Loss of earnings, including future earnings if you’re unable to return to work at all
- Travel costs to medical or legal appointments
- Recreational activities that you’re no longer able to commit to
- The cost of care, whether professional care or gracious care by loved ones
Just because you receive general damages compensation, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll receive special damages compensation. This is because they are calculated independently of one another based on the evidence provided.
To get a compensation quotation, use our talus fracture compensation calculator today. If you prefer, call one of our advisors for free legal advice using the phone number at the top of this page.
Being able to make a successful personal injury claim is dependant on proving third party negligence. From a legal perspective, certain third parties have a duty of care they need to uphold.
If they don’t do this, and you suffer an injury as a result, they could be deemed liable for the injury caused. This could entitle you to claim compensation. This section will outline examples of negligence that could result in a successful claim and may give you a better understanding of whether you are able to claim.
High Impact Car Collisions
Every road user in the UK has a duty of care to everyone else on the road, as outlined in the Highway Code. The Code outlines rules and guidelines that can help to avoid accidents resulting in injury.
If another road user causes your injury as a result of them breaching their duty of care, you could potentially receive compensation. Examples of negligence include:
- A driver behind you may fail to leave the right stopping distance between themselves and your car. This could cause them to hit the back of your vehicle when stopping at a red light. The resulting car accident could cause a talus fracture.
- Another driver could be going above the speed limit, causing them to crash into your vehicle. This could result in a multi-car pile-up, leaving you with such injuries as a broken arm and a broken nose. This could result in you using our compensation payout calculator.
- A drunk driver could swerve into your lane without indicating, causing you to suffer a medial talus fracture.
When making a road traffic accident claim, if your injuries are worth less than £5,000, you will have to claim through a different method. This is outlined in the Whiplash Injury Regulations 2021.
However, if you’ve suffered an injury such as a talus bone fracture, please call us before starting your claim. Our team will be able to offer a free, no-obligation valuation of your settlement and may estimate your settlement amount at more than you previously assumed.
Falls From A Ladder In The Workplace
You may be looking to use a talus fracture compensation calculator due to a work injury. Your employers have a duty of care to every employee while they are performing their role. This is outlined in The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
According to this act, every employer needs to make sure the work environment provided is safe and secure enough for employees to work their job effectively. As such, if you injure yourself due to using faulty equipment supplied by the employer, you may be able to claim.
This includes falling from a ladder if the reason for the fall was because the ladder was insufficient for the task you’re required to do. Such a fall could cause serious injuries such as a broken rib or a brain injury resulting in psychological issues.
High Energy Traumatic Accidents
You could suffer other injuries due to an accident at work where your employer may be liable. As such, you may be able to make a successful claim if you can prove that your employer’s negligence caused the injury. Other examples of this include:
- Faulty machinery leading to a serious crush injury due to, for example, attempting to fix it. This could lead to you needing broken talus bone treatment.
- A trolley having not been stored properly could lead to it colliding with you. This could cause an ankle fracture and lead to you asking your doctor about broken talus recovery time.
- You could also suffer a road traffic accident as a pedestrian. If, for example, you get hit by a car as you’re crossing the street, you may be able to claim. This could cause a broken ankle as well as a hairline fracture.
Falls From A Height
Those in control of public places (often referred to as “the occupier”) also have a duty of care to every member of the public that uses their facilities. This is established in the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957.
This states that every occupier needs to take all reasonably practicable steps to make sure the place is safe to be used by the public for its intended purpose. Examples of a breach of this duty of care can include:
- Falling downstairs due to a faulty handrail. This could cause a fractured ankle.
- Slipping and falling on a wet floor with no warning signs. This could cause a medial talus fracture.
- Falling from a balcony due to it being poorly constructed. This could cause a talus avulsion fracture.
If your employer’s negligence has led to you breaking your ankle, you could use our talus fracture compensation calculator to see how much you could be owed.
Twisting Ankle Accidents
In all of the environments listed above, you may also suffer a talus bone fracture due to a twisting ankle. If this occurred because someone breached their duty of care to you, resulting in injury, you might be able to claim. Some examples of negligence resulting in a twisted ankle include:
- Being asked to carry or lift something too heavy while at work. This could cause your ankle to twist underneath you under the weight. As such, you could suffer a fractured talus.
- You could twist your ankle due to uneven ground on a public pathway. This could result in you suffering broken talus bone symptoms. If the council or local authority failed to maintain the pavement, leading to your injury, you might be able to claim.
- While working, you may not be provided with the appropriate anti-slip footwear for the environment. This could cause your foot to slip, twisting your ankle and injuring your talus.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provides statistics regarding work-related injuries in the UK. Regarding falling from a height, they analysed the causes of 150 falls from a height over a three-year period. They found that 40% of them were caused by workers falling from ladders, 17% from vehicles/forklift trucks and 10% from platforms.
You could injure yourself in a number of different ways. If the circumstances of the accident were caused by someone’s breach of duty of care, you might be able to make a successful claim. Use our talus fracture compensation calculator to see what you may be able to receive or, if you prefer, call our advisors for free legal advice using the phone number at the top of this page.
If you’re looking to claim financial losses, you can claim care costs as part of this. A talus injury can be very debilitating due to the impact it can have on your mobility. If the injury wasn’t your fault, you might be able to claim care costs. To do so, you should have sufficient evidence to show the losses, like receipts or invoices.
Examples of what you could claim include:
- Medicine or prescriptions
- Broken talus physical therapy that you’re not able to get on the NHS
- Gracious care if, for example, a loved one needs to take time off work to take you to appointments
A talus fracture compensation calculator can give you a better idea of what you can claim and the amount you could receive. It provides a reliable estimate that can help show the potential worth of your injury.
This is partly possible because of guidelines released by the Judicial College. They look at previous claim payouts based on the nature of the injury and how severe it is.
From this, they have been able to produce compensation brackets for most types of injury. By using these compensation brackets in our compensation calculator, we’re able to provide you with an accurate compensation valuation.
There are two different heads of claim that a typical compensation settlement could consist of. General damages relate to the pain and suffering caused by the injury as well as the general decline in your quality of life. Special damages relate to the financial losses caused by your injury.
You will need evidence to prove the financial losses you’ve suffered. If you’re unable to provide this, you may not be able to claim back the special damages you’re entitled to. Examples of what you can provide as evidence include:
- Bank statements
General damages, which is the part of your compensation which deals with the injuries you have sustained and the impact they have had on your quality of life, will be determined based on medical evidence. As part of your claim, you will be invited to a medical assessment with an independent expert.
During this appointment, the doctor will confirm that your injuries were caused by the accident you were involved in. They will also ascertain the extent of your injuries and how long it will take for you to recover.
This information will be compiled in a medical report, which will then be used to help value your claim.
Our personal injury calculator can provide you with a reliable compensation estimate in just a few minutes. It also provides a breakdown, which clearly illustrates the amounts you could receive for each respective loss you’re looking to claim.
Below is a list of injuries and their respective compensation brackets. These figures have come from the guidelines provided by the Judicial College.
|Area of Injury||Amount of Compensation||Description|
|Foot||£78,800 to £102,890||Injuries in this bracket must produce severe and permanent pain or very serious permanent disability.|
|Foot||£39,390 to £65,710||Fractures to both heels or feet with significant mobility restriction or permanent, severe pain.|
|Foot||£23,460 to £36,790||This bracket includes injuries that lead to continuous pain caused by traumatic arthritis or leading to a risk of future arthritis.|
|Foot||£12,900 to £23,460||Displaced metatarsal fractures leading to permanent deformity resulting in potentially long-standing symptoms.|
|Foot||Up to £12,900||Injuries in this bracket include metatarsal fractures with no further complications, ruptured ligaments and puncture wounds.|
|Toe||£12,900 to £29,770||Includes severe crush injuries, leading to amputating one or two toes (not including the great toe).|
|Toe||£9,010 to £12,900||This bracket includes serious injuries such as multiple fractures or crush injuries to two or more toes.|
|Toe||Up to £9,010||Includes usually straightforward fractures or an injury that exacerbates a pre-existing degenerative condition.|
|Ankle||£12,900 to £24,950||Injuries in this bracket include fractures, ligamentous tears, etc, which result in less serious disabilities, such as difficulty walking on uneven ground.|
|Ankle||Up to £12,900||Minor or undisplaced fractures, ligamentous injuries and sprains.|
If you prefer an estimate regarding your specific injury, please get in touch. Our advisors are available 24/7, offer free legal advice and can provide a quotation over the phone. For a reliable estimate, or if you have any questions about the claims process, call us today using the phone number at the top of this page.
Our panel of solicitors work on a No Win No Fee basis. You may have heard this term before, but be unsure what exactly it means. Essentially, it means that:
- Your personal injury solicitor will not request any legal fees, either upfront or during the claims process.
- Instead, they will take a small, legally capped portion of your compensation as payment in the event that your claim is successful.
- Your personal injury solicitor will not request legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful.
You can use our personal injury calculator to get a quotation free of charge in a matter of minutes. If you prefer, our advisors also offer free legal advice over the phone 24/7. If you have any questions or queries, you can give them a call. Our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors could help you receive the compensation you deserve.
- Call us now on 0800 408 7826
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Don’t worry if you do not want to use our talus fracture compensation calculator; we can provide you with a quotation over the phone. Simply call our advisors for free legal advice at a time that works for you. They can judge your claim eligibility and give you a reliable quotation if you’re able to claim.
For more useful information, please see the links below.
Visit the Department for Transport website to view road traffic accident statistics relating to Great Britain.
To know more about how to treat sprains and strains, visit the NHS website.
If you’d like more work-related injury statistics, refer to the HSE website.
Have you broken your leg? If so, and you want to see if you can claim, visit our website.
If you’ve suffered a broken foot and want to see if you can claim, click here.
Are you suffering from a broken heel? If so, and you’re unsure if you can claim, view this page.
For answers to frequently asked questions about a broken talus injury, see below.
Are fractures and breaks the same thing?
Yes, fractures and breaks are the same things. They are interchangeable terms that relate to a bone being split or shattered.
When could I start back at work?
This depends on advice provided by your doctor concerning your injury. Please always follow their advice when resuming your normal activities after a broken talus injury.
Will I need physiotherapy?
Exercises can generally help with the broken ankle recovery process. This is partly because the exercises can help prevent the joints from becoming stiff. However, you should always follow the medical advice provided by your doctor regarding exercising after your injury.
What can I do to prevent breaking the same bone again?
One cause of repeatedly breaking a bone could be osteoporosis. This is where the bones weaken and are more likely to break. You can prevent osteoporosis by undergoing regular exercise and eating a healthy diet.
Thank you for reading our guide on claiming for a talus fracture. Our compensation calculator could offer you a valuation of your claim.
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