How Much Ankle Injury Compensation Could I Claim?
By Danielle Jordan. Last Updated 22nd November 2023. Ankle accidents can be devastating at times. Not only are they painful, but they can limit your mobility, lower your productivity, and have a massive impact on your quality of life. If the injury has occurred as the result of an accident, then it may be possible to get compensation. Below, we take a look at ankle injury claims in detail.
Ankle injuries are not uncommon. Whether you’re playing sports or working in an office, a simple trip or fall can be all it takes to twist, sprain, or even fracture the bones of the ankle. This often results in bruising, dislocations, fractures, and lacerations, as well as an ankle sprain or strain.
Ankle injuries that follow an accident should not be taken lightly. Such injuries are capable of causing a huge upheaval in your lifestyle and, for this reason, it is always important to consider ankle injury compensation claims. Making ankle Injury claims can help you get compensation for the present and future financial loss that would arise as a result of the accident.
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Let’s take a look at some ankle injury compensation amounts.
Payouts in successful ankle injury claims can include two types of compensation:
- General damages – Compensation that covers the pain, suffering or loss of amenity caused by your accident. General damages are also awarded for any psychological injuries you may have endured because of an accident affecting your ankle.
- Special damages – Awarded to compensate for any financial losses or expenses incurred as a result of your personal injury. For example, you could experience a loss of income due to being absent from work as you recover from your broken ankle.
It’s possible to give you an insight into ankle injury compensation amounts relating to general damages rather than provide you with the average compensation for an ankle injury. In order to calculate general damages, legal professionals use the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). Updated in April 2022, the JCG includes figures influenced by settlements awarded in personal injury claims that have been settled.
|Multiple injuries and expenses||Settlements may include compensation for multiple injuries as well as any expenses incurred as a result, such as loss of earnings and wheelchair purchase.||Up to £100,000|
|Ankle Injury - Very Severe||Transmalleolar fracture with serious soft-tissue damage that results in deformity of the ankle and may require amputation in the future.||£50,060 to £69,700|
|Ankle Injury - Severe||Injuries requiring pins, plaster, plates and the like. Resulting in significant instability and limited walking ability.||£31,310 to £50,060|
|Ankle Injury - Moderate||Injuries could include ligamentous tears and fractures that make it difficult to walk on uneven ground.||£13,740 to £26,590|
|Ankle Injury - Modest||Undisplaced fractures, sprains, ligament injuries and the like. The recovery period will affect how much is awarded.||Up to £13,740|
|Achilles Tendon - Most Serious||Tendon severance, causing cramps, swelling and limited movement.||In the region of £38,430|
|Achilles Tendon - Serious||Tendon division that has successfully been repaired, but there is still weakness, limited movement and limpness.||£24,990 to £30,090|
|Achilles Tendon - Moderate||Injuries could include the tendon being partially ruptured. Various factors such as ongoing pain, will affect how much is awarded.||£12,590 to £21,070|
|Achilles Tendon - Minor||Tendon damage from turning of the ankle, causing poor ankle support and unsteadiness.||£7,270 to £12,590|
|Foot Injury - Moderate||A permanent deformity with continuing symptoms due to displaced metatarsal fractures.||£13,740 to £24,990|
It’s worth noting that the table above only features figures relevant to claimants in England and Wales and they shouldn’t be taken as guaranteed ankle injury compensation amounts. These figures are from the 16th edition of the JCG, except for the top entry. To learn more about ankle injury settlement amounts in the UK, contact us whenever is most convenient for you. Following a free consultation, our advisors could connect you with an expert personal injury solicitor for a more accurate estimate of the compensation you might be awarded.
Unfortunately, we cannot provide the average compensation for an ankle injury, as settlements can vary a great deal from person to person. However, one thing that is consistent across all claims is the requirement to be able to prove your injuries were caused by negligence. The most effective way to achieve this is to gather as much evidence as you can.
In the list below, you’ll find a few helpful examples of evidence that you could acquire.
- Medical records – Once you have received treatment from a medical professional, the details regarding your injury will be logged in an official capacity. Ankle injury compensation amounts are often influenced by the severity of any injuries and the negative impact on your life; a medical report can illustrate these factors.
- Visual evidence – CCTV footage and photographs can be a good way of establishing negligence if they show how the accident causing your injury happened.
- Witness contact details – If you have a way of contacting those who saw what happened, a statement can be taken from them at a later date. A solicitor can assist with this step.
This list is not exhaustive, however. There are other ways of proving that your injuries were caused by negligence. For more information on the steps you can take to seek ankle injury settlement amounts, get in touch with us today.
There are lots of different daily situations that could result in suffering an injury to your ankle. In some of these situations, you will be owed a duty of care, which is vital when seeking ankle injury settlement amounts in the UK. These situations include:
- While in public places. The individual or organisation of that space owes you a duty of care under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. This means that you should be reasonably safe while using the premises for the permitted purposes.
- While at work. The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HASAWA) sets the duty of care while you are carrying out work-related activities. This means that as far as reasonably practicable, your employer must ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of their employees.
- While on the roads. All road users must navigate in a way that prevents damage and harm to themselves and to others. This is their duty of care. As part of this duty, they should adhere to the Highway Code and the Road Traffic Act 1988.
To be able to make a personal injury claim, you must meet the eligibility criteria. This means that all ankle injury claims must be supported with evidence that proves:
- You were owed a duty of care.
- There was a breach in this duty.
- You suffered an ankle injury because of this breach.
If you have any questions about the average payout for an ankle injury or the eligibility criteria to make a personal injury claim, please contact one of our advisors.
If a personal injury solicitor decides to take on your ankle injury claim, they could offer to work under a ‘No Win No Fee’ arrangement. A popular type of No Win No Fee agreement that is used is called a Conditional Fee Agreement CFA. So when making ankle injury claims with a No Win No Fee solicitor, you could benefit from:
- Not having to pay any solicitor fees upfront,
- Not having to pay solicitor fees as the case moves forward
- If the case should fail, not paying for the service the solicitor has provided.
When personal injury claims represented by a No Win No Fee solicitor succeed, a success fee can be taken by the solicitor. Under the Conditional Fee Agreements Order 2013, the success fee is legally capped at a maximum of 25%, so the claimant always receives the majority.
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Do you have further questions about how to receive ankle injury compensation? If so, please contact our team for free legal advice. They can answer any queries you have about making an ankle injury claim and can even provide you with a compensation estimate.
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