Ankle injury compensation claims

This article sets out what you need to know about making a successful ankle injury compensation claim.

How much can I 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.
Ankle injury

Do I have a claim for an ankle injury?

If you have suffered an ankle injury in the last three years (longer if children were involved) and someone else was to blame, then we can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

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.

Calculate my ankle injury compensation

How much can I claim?

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.

Road traffic accident claims

Every year almost 200,000* people are injured on Britain's roads. If you have been injured in a road accident that was not your fault, you can claim compensation.

Find out more about claiming ankle injury compensation for a road accident: Read more about road accident claims

*Source: Official Department of Transport statistics (

Accidents at work - Claims against your employer

Every year, 600,000* employees are injured in accidents at work. If you have suffered an injury or illness at work, you may able to claim compensation.

Find out if you can claim ankle injury compensation from your employer: Read more about work accident claims

*Source: 2016/17 Health and Safety Executive (HSE) report

Meet the team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their track record in winning cases and their knowledge and expertise.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Emma Bell Employers and Public Liability Panel Solicitor
Shahida Chaudery Complex Injury Claims Panel Solicitor
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Gaynor Haliday is an experienced legal researcher and published author. She has had numerous articles published in the press and is a legal industry commentator.

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