By Jo Anderson. Last Updated 24th October 2023. Suffering an ankle injury can cause significant disruption to your life. If it happened through no fault of your own, you could be entitled to compensation. In this comprehensive guide, we explore ankle injury claims and how we can help you get compensation.
Below, we discuss our No Win No Fee service, how our specialist personal injury solicitors can help you, and the potential payout you could receive for your injuries.
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- Ankle Injury Settlement Amounts In The UK
- Can I Make An Ankle Injury Claim?
- How Long Do I Have To Make An Ankle Injury Claim?
- Useful Evidence For Ankle Injury Claims
- Make A No Win No Fee Ankle Injury Claim
- Useful Links Relating to Ankle Injury Claims
Researching the average payout for an ankle injury may not give you relevant insight into your own payout, as ankle injury compensation amounts vary significantly between claims. Each claim is valued based on it’s own individual circumstances.
A successful personal injury claim could result in general and special damages. Special damages compensate you for financial losses caused by your injury. These could include:
- Care costs if you need care at home due to the severity of your injuries.
- Medical expenses, such as mobility, aids or prescription costs, for example.
- Travel expenses for costs incurred travelling to medical appointments or to visit your solicitor’s office.
- Loss of income for losses incurred due to you being unable to work because of your injuries.
You will need to submit evidence that these costs were reasonably incurred as a result of your injuries.
General damages, on the other hand, compensate you for your pain and suffering. Those working out a compensation payout for an ankle injury claim may refer to the Judicial College Guidelines JCG for guidance.
You can find some figures from the 16th edition of the JCG in the table below. However, these figures should only be used as guidance, and the top entry in this table was not taken from the JCG.
|Injury||How Severe?||Notes||Typical Bracket|
|Combinations of serious injuries including financial loss.||Serious||Multiple serious injuries causing significant pain and financial losses, for example, home adjustments or lost earnings.||Up to £100,000+|
|Ankle (a)||Very severe||Limited and unusual injuries - an example could include transmalleolar fractures and extensive soft-tissue damage. This could result in deformity as well as risk that future injuries to the leg might necessitate a below-knee amputation.||£50,060 to £69,700|
|Ankle (b)||Severe||Injuries requiring extensive period of treatment. Pins/plates have been used. There is significant residual disability.||£31,310 to £50,060|
|Ankle (c)||Moderate||Fractures, ligament damage and injuries that cause less serious disabilities such as trouble in walking on uneven ground.||£13,740 to £26,590|
|Ankle (d)||Modest||The less serious sprains, strains and fractures.||Up to £13,740|
|Achilles Tendon (a)||Most Serious||Severed tendon and peroneus longus muscle causing cramps, swelling, and restricted ankle movement.||In the region of £38,430|
|Achilles Tendon (b)||Serious||Division of tendon. There will be a successful repair but some serious disabilities.||£24,990 to £30,090|
|Achilles Tendon (c)||Moderate||Partial rupture/ significant injury to the tendon.||£12,590 to £21,070|
|Achilles Tendon (d)||Minor||Turned ankle resulting in damage to the tendon.||£7,270 to £12,590
Our advisors can help offer more insight into compensation in personal injury claims. Get in touch today to learn more, or read on to find out how one of our solicitors could help you.
There are various people in day-to-day life who owe you a duty of care. Examples include:
- Your employer – your employer owes you a duty of care under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. Under the act, they must take reasonably practicable steps to prevent you from coming to harm while in your workplace.
- Occupiers of public places – anyone in control of public places is viewed by law as being an occupier. Under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, they have a legal duty to prevent you from coming to harm while using the premises for their intended purpose as far as reasonably possible.
- Road users – every road user has a duty of care to other road users under the Road Traffic Act 1988. They must use the roads in a way that does not cause harm to themselves or others. They must also refer to the rules and guidance contained within the Highway Code.
To be eligible to make an ankle injury claim, you would need to prove that your injury was caused by another party breaching the duty of care they owed you.
To check your eligibility to claim or to ask questions about ankle injury compensation amounts, please contact an advisor.
If you are eligible to make a personal injury claim for ankle injury compensation, you must also ensure that you begin legal proceedings within the correct time limit. The Limitation Act 1980 states that you will have three years to start your claim from the date you were injured. However, there are some exceptions to this time limit.
For example, if someone under the age of 18 suffered an ankle injury, the limitation period would not begin until they turn 18. Prior to their 18th birthday, a court-appointed litigation friend, such as a parent or a solicitor, could claim on their behalf. If a claim has not been made by the injured party’s 18th birthday, they will have until their 21st birthday to begin a claim themselves.
To learn more about further exceptions to the 3-year limitation period, or to see if you are still within the time limit to start your ankle injury claim, you can contact our advisors.
There are various pieces of evidence that could help support your ankle injury claim. These could include, but are not limited to:
- Medical evidence – for example, a copy of your medical records could illustrate the severity of your ankle injury and highlight the treatment you have needed and will need in the future.
- Video footage and photographs – If your accident was captured on CCTV or dashcam footage, this could help with illustrating how the accident occurred and who was liable. Photographs of the accident scene could also help with this.
- Witness details – should anybody have witnessed the accident you were injured in, taking their details could be useful. A solicitor could approach them for a statement at a later date.
- Documentation relating to special damages – you may be able to claim for costs and losses incurred because of your injuries. However, you would need to submit evidence of these. Bank statements, bills, and receipts could be useful here.
If you would like to learn more about the evidence that you could use to support your claim, or if you have any questions regarding ankle injury compensation amounts, you can contact our advisors.
If you’re injured at work, you might wish to get help from a work accident solicitor who is experienced in handling work accident claims. Whether you’ve injured your ankle at work in a slip, trip or fall accident, or because of another type of accident, a solicitor could help you seek compensation. They could also help with other types of accident claims, such as seeking compensation for an ankle injury in a public place.
You could work with a solicitor on a No Win No Fee basis. There are different types of arrangements that come under this umbrella, including a Conditional Fee Agreement. If your solicitor offers their services under this type of agreement, it generally means you would not pay your solicitor for their work if the claim fails.
If your claim does succeed, you will pay your solicitor a success fee. This is legally capped and taken as a percentage of your compensation.
If you’d like to make a claim for being injured at work, in a public place or elsewhere, we could check your eligibility for you. Should we determine that one of our No Win No Fee solicitors could help you, we could help you start your claim.
To get in touch:
- Workplace Accident Rights
- Public Place Injury Claims
- Sprains, strains and the NHS
- Broken Ankle Advice NHS