How Much Compensation For A Broken Ankle
How much compensation for a broken ankle is decided by the courts based on several factors including the pain, suffering and loss a victim may have experienced.
Broken ankles can occur anywhere, whether you have fallen at work, are involved in a road traffic accident or slip in a public place. If the accident was due to the negligence of a third party i.e. your employer, another driver or the owner of public property then you will be eligible to make a personal injury claim for your broken ankle. The eventual settlement amount will be dictated by the severity of the injury as well as any financial losses.
WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON CAUSES OF A BROKEN ANKLE?
If you have suffered a broken ankle following an accident caused by someone else, you may be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation. Ankle injuries may be caused by a number of different things, including:
Different amounts of compensation for a broken ankle
To give you a general idea of how much compensation for a broken ankle, see the below costs relating to varying degrees of injury.
Level of ankle injury
|Very severely broken ankle||£39,910 – £55,560|
|Severely broken ankle||£24,950 – £39,910|
|Moderate broken ankle injury||£10,960 – £21,200|
|Modest broken ankle injury||Up to £10,960|
When considering your broken ankle claim you must also factor into the equation any special damages that you have paid out when surmising how much compensation for a broken ankle. These include any expenses that you have paid in relation to the accident; for example, transport fares to physiotherapy appointments or medical aids like crutches. It also includes loss of earnings if you have not been able to work because of the accident.
The aim of the courts is to put you back into the position you were in before the accident which is worth remembering when calculating how much compensation for a broken ankle. However, this is not always possible, speaking in literal terms. Physical incapacity is a sliding scale from major to minor. You can expect to receive more if your broken ankle has left you with a permanent limp and redundant from undertaking physical work which may be imperative in your chosen career. You will be looking at a smaller settlement if your injury has left you with a small scar and a few bruises and has had no bearing on your work capabilities.
As with almost all personal injury claims, a deadline of 3 years from the date of an accident is set down for those involving broken ankle injuries. Make sure that you discuss your circumstances with us as soon as possible to avoid any time restrictions. Jefferies Solicitors has a team of experts who have dealt with all types of ankle injury cases over the years, We work on a no win, no fee basis.
HOW DOES THE CLAIMS PROCESS WORK?
At Jefferies Solicitors, once we have carried out an initial consultation, we will take care of the paperwork required to get your case underway.
A letter will be sent to you following an initial consultation with your solicitor. This will be a summary of the meeting you had and will confirm that they are happy to take on your case. It will highlight who will be your contact and estimate how long the process will take. The letter will also detail how you will be funding the case and an estimate of costs. If you need to provide any further information this will also be included.
A letter will then be sent to the defendant, providing details of the accident. The defendant has a fixed period in which they can reply and in their reply, they must state whether or not they are denying or accepting liability for your injuries. If they do accept liability, your solicitor will endeavour to settle the case out of court.
AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION
All personal injury cases are unique and so the amount of compensation that is awarded in each case is also unique. The amount of compensation that is awarded is determined by looking at two specific factors – general damages and special damages.
The pain and suffering that your injuries have caused is the main factor that is used to determine how much compensation you are owed. This will usually be determined by undergoing a medical examination, from which a report is created that outlines the length of time the injuries will take to heal as well as their severity.
Our compensation calculator gives an indication of how much you might be entitled to based upon your injuries. Jefferies Solicitors will take these different details relating to your injury into account when calculating how much compensation you should be awarded, which will then be put forward to the opposing side and the judge.
However, compensation also takes into account any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your injuries, such as a loss of earnings due to being unable to return to work. If you have had to pay for treatment or travel to treatment, compensation may also be able to cover this as well. Therefore, you should keep any receipts or other documents that help to outline the extent of your financial losses, as caused by your accident/injuries.
START YOUR CLAIM TODAY
Our experts at Jefferies Solicitors are well experienced in dealing with a range of different case types. We understand how traumatic sustaining an injury can be and so we want to make the process of claiming compensation as stress-free as possible.
To learn more and to discuss your potential claim in confidence, contact our team on 0800 342 3206. Alternatively, complete our online contact form to arrange an initial no-obligation telephone consultation with a member of our expert team.