By Mark Collins. Last Updated 16th August 2022. Welcome to this page which includes information on personal injury claims payouts for a broken ankle. Below, we offer information on the average payout for a broken ankle for UK claimants. We also answer questions such as ‘I broke my ankle at work – could I claim?’ Further to this, we offer tips on proving a broken ankle claim and show you how we could assist you in making a claim.
Who could make a broken ankle claim?
Have you experienced an accident that was not your fault and which caused you to suffer a broken ankle? If your ankle was fractured or broken because of negligence on the part of a third party, then you could be legally entitled to claim for tens of thousands of pounds in damages. Many of our clients ask us “What is a broken ankle worth in compensation?” Depending on whether you have suffered a minor, moderate or severe injury, your claim could be worth thousands, or even tens of thousands of pounds. For example, the subject of this case study was awarded £58,000 in compensation because her injuries were judged to be severe.
I broke my ankle at work – help is at hand
Accident Claims UK are a trusted personal injury solicitors. If you have been involved in an accident that was due to negligence on the part of a third party, or an accident which caused you to suffer a broken ankle, then you could be entitled to a compensation payout worth tens of thousands of pounds. We offer all of our potential clients a free legal consultation. Call us straight away on 0800 073 8801 to see how much compensation you could claim. If you have a legitimate case for making an ankle injury claim, we will supply you with an excellent personal injury solicitor to represent you in your claim.
Broken ankle case study
In this case study we are going to look at the case of Mr M. When Mr M was just 18, he suffered a fractured ankle accident at a fairground, due to faulty machinery. He was awarded £58,000 for his broken ankle, four years later at the age of 22. How did Mr M’s accident happen? Mr M rode a fairground ride where cars were fixed around a central point. Unfortunately, his car came loose from the securing arm. The car was thrown a distance of 23 metres and hit a kiosk. He was taken to hospital immediately.
What Injuries Did The Claimant Sustain After Their Accident At A Fairground?At hospital, Mr M was diagnosed with multiple fractures to his ankles. He also suffered from soft tissue injuries to the spine and shoulder and a large cut on his forehead. Unfortunately even after treatment, two years later Mr M’s ankles were misshapen and swollen. He found it hard to walk without a stick, to climb the stairs, or to walk on an uneven surface. What’s more, his neck and back injuries still caused him pain, and he found it difficult to lift heavy objects.
More Than A Broken Ankle Claim
As well as the physical injuries, Mr M also suffered psychological injuries, becoming depressed and short tempered. He was subsequently was diagnosed with adjustment disorder.
He was also self conscious about the scar that was left on his forehead from the large cut. As you can imagine, the injuries greatly affected Mr M’s quality of life. He had been very athletic, enjoying swimming, rugby, squash and athletics. Now, he found himself unable to join in with these activities. He also had to postpone going to university and therefore, being able to start his working career because of his injuries.
Four years after the injuries, Mr M had found his condition had improved moderately. His back pain had reduced and he also found himself being able to better manage stairs and uneven surfaces.
Broken ankle injuries and fractured ankle injuries are usually treated by the ankle and part of the foot/ leg being set in a cast to heal overtime. The very violent nature of Mr M’s accident and the fact that he suffered multiple fractures to his ankle, meant that his injuries caused him pain and affected his quality of life over the long term.
Making The Allegation And Conducting The Ankle Injury Compensation Claim
Mr M hired an expert personal injury solicitor to help him claim compensation for his fractured ankle. The solicitor made the allegation that the fairground was responsible for Mr M’s injuries due to to negligence on their part. The fairground employees had not made proper safety checks on the ride before the ride was opened, and had declared the ride safe when it was not.
The claimants personal injury solicitor approached the fairground management with the allegation that the defects to the connecting arm of the ride were not noticed. Therefore, they were responsible for his injuries.
Separately, the fairground management were convicted of manslaughter and breaching multiple Health and Safety regulations, as another person was tragically killed by this accident.
Concluding The Case And The Settlement
The fairground management did not dispute their liability for Mr M, the Claimant’s, injuries. However, what ankle injury compensation amount Mr M was entitled to, could not be agreed upon by both parties. Therefore, the fractured ankle injury compensation claim was settled in a court in London. In court the judgement was made against the Defendant, and the fairground was ordered to pay Mr M damages.
- Mr M was awarded £35,000 in general damages for his pain, suffering and loss of amenity.
- Mr M was awarded £14,250, to compensate him for the delay he suffered in starting university and a professional career.
- Mr M’s family lived in South Africa and had to travel to Britain to care for him. Therefore they were awarded £5,000 for their travel expenses.
- Mr M was awarded £750 in counselling expenses.
- He was also awarded remaining damages for interest and additional expenses.
Ankle Injury Compensation Calculator – Ankle Injury Claims
Unfortunately, we cannot provide an average payout for a broken ankle in the UK. Every case is assessed individually due to the unique circumstances. Factors that may influence a settlement include the impact on quality of life, how severe your injury is, and the recovery plan.
The following table lists various payouts for ankle injuries. These compensation amounts aren’t guarantees of what you could be entitled to. The numbers come from the Judicial College Guidelines – legal professionals refer to these guidelines when valuing general damages for claims.
|Injury Type||Compensation Bracket||Notes|
|Very Severe Ankle Injuries||£50,060 to £69,700||Transmalleolar fracture of the ankle with soft tissue damage resulting in deformity and risk of amputation.|
|Severe Ankle Injuries||£31,310 to £50,060||Injuries requiring extensive treatment and resulting in ankle instability and residual disability.|
|Moderate Ankle Injuries||£13,740 to £26,590||Ligamentous injuries and fractures that lead to less severe disability.|
|Modest Ankle Injuries||Up to £13,740||Less serious fractures, sprains and ligamentous injuries.|
|Most Serious Achilles Tendon Injuries||In the region of £38,430||Severence of the tendon and peroneus longus muscle, leading to pain and restricted movement.|
|Serious Achilles Tendon Injuries||£24,990 to £30,090||Residual weakness following a repair of a completely severed tendon.|
|Moderate Achilles Tendon Injuries||£12,590 to £21,070||Significant injury or ruptures in the tendon.|
|Minor Achilles Tendon Injuries||£7,270 to £12,590||Turned ankle resulting in some damage to the tendon.|
General damages addresses your physical pain, as well as any psychological consequences and effects on your quality of life. This is one of two types of damages you could claim for; the other type is special damages.
Special damages focus on the financial impact of your accident. This could include any loss of income, hospital travel costs and any home or car modifications. To successfully claim special damages compensation, you would need to provide invoices, receipts or payslips.
Contact us to ask about payouts for ankle injury claims. Our advisors may be able to provide a more accurate estimation of your claim than an online ankle injury compensation calculator.
How To Make A No Win No Fee Claim For A Broken Ankle
If you have experienced a broken ankle injury, or a fractured ankle injury, which happened due to negligence on the part of a third party, then Accident Claims UK can provide you with the legal services necessary to make a claim for such injuries.
We understand that some people have anxieties about making a personal injury claim for compensation. First of all, many claimants worry that they may not be able to afford the solicitor’s fee pay for their broken ankle compensation claim. What’s more, they also worry about losing the money they spent on hiring the solicitor, in the unlikely case that they do not win their personal injury claim.
That is why Accident Claims UK offers all of our clients the opportunity to make a no win no fee ankle injury compensation claim. What is no win no fee? A no win no fee solicitor is a solicitor who will offer you the opportunity to make a claim for damages, without having to pay any upfront fees. Instead, you will only pay your fee if you win your claim. Because there is no upfront fee to pay, this makes no win no fee more affordable for many of our customers. What’s more, because you don’t pay Accident Claims UK a penny unless or until you win your compensation claim, there are no financial risks to you.
Phone Accident Claims UK to enquire about claiming compensation for a broken ankle today. If you have a legitimate reason to claim, we will provide you with an excellent no win no fee solicitor to conduct your claim.
Start Your Broken Ankle Or Fractured Ankle Claim Today And Receive Personal Injury Claims Payouts For A Broken Ankle
If you have experienced a broken ankle, or a fractured ankle like Mr M, in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to claim tens of thousands of pounds in ankle injury compensation. We offer a free legal consultation to all of our potential clients, so call our phone number today to speak to one of our friendly advisors to ask us about a no win no fee agreement claim or anything related to your claim, such as the relevant time limits or how much compensation you could receive. We will listen to the circumstances of your injury and advise you, what a is broken ankle worth which is similar to your injuries, and if you have a legitimate reason to claim, we will provide you with an excellent no win no fee solicitor to handle your claim.
I broke my ankle at work – could you help me claim more than the average payout for a broken ankle in the UK?
Our lawyers will always fight to win you the maximum amount of compensation that your compensation claims is worth. What’s more, some of them have three years of experience practising personal injury law, so you’re bound to be in safe hands. Call now to see what ankle injury compensation amounts that you may be entitled to claim, and to have us get on your case right away. Call our team today, we’re looking forward to hearing from you.
What other types of incidents could lead to personal injury claims payouts for a broken ankle?
If you’re wondering what other types of incidents and accidents could lead to personal injury compensation payouts for broken ankles, you might be interested to learn the following. If someone had a duty of care towards you and they breached that duty of care, that could lead to you suffering injuries. If you do suffer injuries in this manner, you could hold that person liable for your injuries. Liable parties could include:
- The local authority, if you are injured in a public place
- Your employer, if they fail to protect your health and safety at work
- A doctor or other medical professional if clinical negligence leads to your injury
These are just a few examples of people who could be held liable for an injury. We explore these further in the sections below.
How do I get personal injury claims payouts for a broken ankle at work?
If you suffered an accident at work that has led you to break your ankle, you would need to be able to prove that your employer was at fault for your accident. This doesn’t necessarily mean they pushed you over and you broke your ankle, for example. They have a legal responsibility to look after your health and safety at work. They could do so by having regular risk assessments of the workplace and your work tasks, and providing solutions to reduce any risks identified. This could include training, safety equipment, or even changing the task entirely so that it does not pose a risk to your health or safety. Should your employer failed to adequately protect your health and safety at work and you suffer injury you could make a claim for compensation.
Could compensation settlements in the UK be made for road traffic accident injuries?
If you’re looking to claim compensation payouts in the UK for a road traffic accident injury, you may not be alone. According to the Department for Transport, there were over 115,000 people that suffered road traffic accident injuries in 2020. You may want to keep in mind that during this period, there were four months’ worth of national lockdowns. Those injured included pedestrians, cyclists and other road users, as you can see from the statistics below.
If you have suffered road traffic accident injuries and the accident was not your fault, you could make a claim for compensation. You would not necessarily have to be insured to make a claim. You could claim as a pedestrian or a cyclist. Our specialist solicitors, who are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority could assist with such claims.
What about clinical negligence claims for compensation payouts in the UK?
Unfortunately, sometimes in medical care things go wrong. If you have received substandard treatment or advice that has led to your injury or illness becoming worse, this could lead to applying for compensation. Medical negligence claims can be complex, which is why you may need a professional solicitor on your side to help you maximise your chance of getting compensation payouts. We would be happy to provide you with the no win no fee solicitor who could help you make such claims.
What is the average payout for a broken ankle in the UK?
We would urge claimants to be cautious when asking this question. This is because there is no average payout for a broken ankle in the UK because all claims differ.
All claims are handled according to their unique facts. This means that all of the specific evidence of your injuries and accident would need to be assessed. Only then could you receive guidance on how much compensation you could receive. We could give you some guidance over the telephone, once we have the information we need.
I broke my ankle at work – how common are workplace accidents and injuries?
The HSE reveals that in 2020-21, there were approximately 441,000 work-related injuries self-reported to the Labour Force Survey. The top causes of workplace injuries as recorded by the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences (RIDDOR) are below.
Would the average payout for a broken ankle in the UK include loss of earnings?
If you have needed to stay off work while recovering from your broken ankle, this could mean your employer puts you on Statutory Sick Pay. This could be significantly less than you usually earn.
If this happens to you, your broken ankle compensation payout could include loss of earnings damages.
The main aim of a personal injury claim is to put you in a position you would have been in had the accident/injury not occurred. You could also claim for any out-of-pocket medical expenses and travel costs caused by your injury. However, you would need evidence to include any of these losses and costs within your claim.
Can you give me tips on proving a broken ankle claim?
There are various steps you could take to prove negligence when making a broken ankle claim. For instance:
- Witness contact details
- Photographs (of both the scene of the incident and your injuries)
- Medical evidence
- Accident reports
- CCTV footage
- Proof of any losses or costs you’ve sustained because of your injuries
Would knowing the average payout for a broken ankle in the UK give an insight into my own settlement?
Generally, there isn’t an average payout for a broken ankle in the UK as your case would be assessed on its own circumstances and facts.
For example, the effect of the injury on you, physically and mentally could influence how much you could receive. So too could the effects on your enjoyment of life and ability to work.
If you would like further insight into what compensation your broken ankle claim could bring you, please call our team. We would be happy to provide you with further guidance.
What if no one witnessed my accident, could I still make a broken ankle claim?
If there were no witnesses to your accident, you could still make a broken ankle claim if you could evidence that someone’s breach of their duty of care caused your injury. CCTV footage, photographs of the scene and your injuries, and other evidence could assist in some cases, even if there were no witnesses.
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Final words on the average payout for a broken ankle in the UK
Thanks for reading our guide to compensation payouts for a broken ankle. Tp get free legal advice from a friendly solicitor for medical negligence, an injury at work or slips trips or falls leading to any type of ankle injury, please get in touch. We could fight for more than the average payout for a broken ankle in the UK, depending on your claim.