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A guide to making a No Win No Fee ankle injury claim

Claims for slips and trips are among the most common types of compensation claim, and will often involve an ankle injury. Around 2 million ankle strains, sprains and fractures a year are treated in the UK.
 
 
If you have sustained an ankle injury as a result of the negligence of an employer, shop owner, local authority or other party, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

Types of ankle injury

Ankle injury can be sustained in accidents such as tripping over uneven paving slabs, falling down stairs and in vehicular accidents. Types of ankle injury recognised by the Courts for the purposes of injury compensation include:
  • Breaks and fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Bruising
  • Cuts and lacerations
The most frequent types of injury are ankle sprain and ankle strain.
 
The majority of strains and sprains take from 2 to 6 weeks to heal. However, surgical repair of the ankle ligaments may be needed if constant ankle pain or recurrent ankle sprains are experienced. This kind of severe ankle injury may take up to three months to heal and require extensive physical therapy.
 
The settlement amount of your ankle injury claim will depend on the nature and severity of the injury. The settlement award will also take into account factors such as, the length of time off work needed to recover and the impact of any on-going symptoms.

How much compensation can you claim for an ankle injury?

If you have sustained an ankle injury as a result of negligence, a compensation claim can be made for:
  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of earnings
  • Loss of amenity - where the Claimant's personal life, hobbies and social activities have been affected by the injury
  • Associated expenses - such as travel costs to hospital, or hiring household help

The Court will require an independent medical report detailing your ankle injury. Your solicitor will arrange this for you. Your solicitor and the Court will use this medical report to support your compensation claim.

Guaranteed No Win, No Fee - No Catch

Typically a no win no fee contract (more correctly referred to as a CFA or Conditional Fee Agreement) is entered into between a claimant and a PI solicitor.

The Conditional Fee Agreement is basically the terms under which the solicitor represents their client.

The CFA outlines what the lawyer will do and how the solicitor will be rewarded if the compensation claim is ultimately successful.

If you instruct Quittance Personal Injury for your ankle injury claim there will be no sneaky hidden charges , no up-front fees and the peace of mind that you wont be out of pocket.

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