By Danielle Newton. Last Updated 19th December 2022. In this guide, we will look at how to use our ankle injury compensation calculator. If you’ve sustained an injury to your ankle in, for example, an accident at work, in a public place or in a car accident, you could be entitled to compensation. We can help you to identify how much your injury could be worth.
In order to claim, you would need to show that the accident in which you were injured was caused by someone breaching their duty of care towards you. We will take a closer look at the duty of care further on in this guide.
Sustaining an injury to your ankle will usually mean you need medical care; in some cases, you may have to pay out-of-pocket for this. This kind of injury could also greatly affect your quality of life by making it difficult to go about your daily activities.
Simple things, like getting upstairs in your own home, or going out to buy food, could become near impossible. It could even mean you are left with a loss to your regular income if your injuries stop you from working.
You can speak to our skilled team of advisors, who can then connect you with a solicitor from our panel if your claim has a good chance of success. They can represent you in a personal injury claim and get you the compensation you deserve.
Read on for more information. Or, if you would like to get in touch about a potential claim, contact us now at 0800 408 7825.
Select a Section:
- What Is An Ankle Injury Compensation Calculator?
- Types of Ankle Injuries
- How Do I Know If I Have An Ankle Injury?
- Causes of Ankle Injuries
- How To Claim Injury Compensation
- How to Use an Ankle Injury Compensation Calculator
- Ankle Injury Compensation Calculator For 2022
- Pursuing Ankle Injury Settlements On A No Win No Fee Basis
- Further Help with Ankle Injury Claims
If you have had an accident that was caused by a breach of duty of care, our calculator can help you figure out how much your injury could be worth. Accidents that you may be able to claim for include slips, trips and falls, falls from a height and accidents on the road.
A calculator can help you value a compensation claim based on the type of injury, how serious it is and how badly it’s affected you. It is important to note that the values shown in our calculator are just estimates, and each case is valued individually according to the circumstances.
In this guide, we’ll explain how much your injury could be worth in a claim. However, if you have any further questions after reading, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
There is a wide range of ankle injuries you could potentially claim compensation for. For example:
- Fractures and breaks
- Stress fractures
- Tendon damage or tears
However, please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list. If your type of injury is not listed here you could still be able to make a claim; get in touch with our advisors for more information.
A fracture or break will often be treated with a plaster cast, whereas a sprain or strain may need just rest and care. It could take weeks or even months to heal, and you may need walking apparatus to help keep the weight off it, such as crutches or a walking frame. In some cases, you may never regain full mobility in the injured ankle.
If your quality of life has been affected because of an ankle injury caused by third-party negligence, speak to us today. You could be entitled to compensation.
- Pain, tenderness or weakness
- Swelling, bruising, or deformity
- Spasms or cramping
- Being unable to put weight on your ankle normally
Even if your symptoms are not listed here, you could still be injured. It’s always advisable to get a professional diagnosis if you think you have an ankle injury after an accident.
For a sprain or strain it may be enough for you to visit a walk-in or urgent care centre. but for anything more severe than this, you could need to visit the hospital.
If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms below, this could be an indication of a broken or fractured foot, and you should go to A&E or call 999:
- The ankle resting at an odd angle
- Bone sticking from the foot
- Toes feeling numb or looking blue or white
Ankle injuries can happen in a multitude of situations, including (but not limited to):
Your employer has a duty of care towards you under the Health and Safety at Work Act etc. 1974. This means if you have an accident at work, such as tripping over a loose wire, they could be held liable. You would need to show that the employer didn’t take all reasonably practicable steps to ensure your safety.
Alternatively, if you have a public accident, such as twisting your ankle on a loose paving stone on a public footpath, the local council could be held liable. They have a duty of care to you according to the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. These are just a few examples of circumstances where you could hold another party liable for your injuries.
Again, if your situation is not listed here, that does not mean you are not entitled to compensation. Each case is assessed individually, and our team of advisors can give you free advice on this if you get in touch.
In this section, we’ll discuss how to claim injury compensation following a broken ankle accident at work, in a public place or in a road traffic accident. You’ll also learn what evidence you could gather to improve your chances of obtaining ankle injury compensation.
Firstly, you should establish who was responsible for the accident that caused your injuries. As we previously discussed, there is various key legislation that sets out the duty of care that third parties may owe to you. If you can provide evidence of the following, you could have grounds for a valid claim:
- You were owed a legal duty of care
- This duty was breached in an act of negligence
- You were injured as a result
Collecting evidence of your injury is important, as it can influence how much compensation you get for a broken ankle in the UK. Evidence you might consider collecting includes:
- CCTV footage to determine how the accident occurred
- The contact details of any key witnesses
- Photographs of your injuries and the accident scene
- Records of the incident in your workplace accident book or a public incident book
Furthermore, we recommend you seek medical attention upon sustaining your injury. You injury can be treated, but also medical records may be used as evidence to show the extent of your injuries. As part of the claims process, a solicitor from our panel could also arrange a private medical assessment for you.
Whilst you might see some sites advertising tools such as an ankle injury compensation calculator, our panel of personal injury lawyers use medical evidence to give you a more accurate estimate. Get in touch today or read on for information on how ankle injury compensation amounts are calculated.
To use our compensation calculator, you must first have an accurate assessment of the severity of your injuries. For this reason, it’s important for you to seek medical attention after an injury to your ankle.
You can then use the table below to get an estimate of how much your injury could be worth. Get in touch for more detailed advice and information that’s tailored to your circumstances.
When using an online accident claim calculator, it’s important to bear in mind it may not take into account all the factors that can affect your claim. There are various considerations that could lead to your settlement being worth more or less than other claims of a similar nature.
The amount that you receive to account for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries is called a general damages payment. Legal professionals involved with your case are responsible for working out how much this figure should be worth. To do this, they can often make use of a few different resources to assist them. One of these is a publication called the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). It was last updated in 2022.
We’ve included some figures from the JCG below so you can gain a better understanding of the layout of the JCG. The amounts shown are based on past court cases. However, they should only be used as a rough guide, as your own claim will need to be assessed before an accurate figure can be given.
Injury Severity Amount Notes
Ankle Very Severe £50,060 to £69,700 This could include injuries that have resulted in deformity or the possibility of amputation. Or, fractures that have caused long-term degeneration of the joints.
Ankle Severe £31,310 to £50,060 This includes injuries that necessitate extensive care or a significant form of disability defined by ankle instability or a limited ability to walk.
Ankle Moderate £13,740 to £26,590 This includes injuries such as fractures, ligament tears or those resulting in less serious disabilities.
Ankle Modest Up to £13,740 This includes injuries such as minor fractures, sprains and ligament injuries. The compensation here will be judged upon whether a full recovery has been made - injuries with a shorter recovery time tend to result in lower compensation awarded.
Achilles Tendon Most Serious In the region of £38,430 This includes injuries such as severed tendons, or swelling and cramp that leads to restricted ankle movement.
Achilles Tendon Serious £24,990 to £30,090 This includes injuries where the tendon has been repaired but there is lasting weakness, a limit on ankle movement, a limp or residual scarring where improvement is unlikely.
Achilles Tendon Moderate £12,590 to £21,070 This includes injuries where there is a significant injury to the tendon. The compensation given here will be judged upon treatment received, recovery made, pain, continual disability or any permanent scarring.
Achilles Tendon Minor £7,270 to £12,590 This includes injuries where a turning of the ankle results in some damage to the tendon leading to a lack of confidence in ankle stability.
You may also be compensated for special damages. This covers any losses or expenses already accumulated or any that may arise in the future. Special damages can cover:
- Loss of past and future wages
- Medical expenses
- Travel expenses
- Adjustments to the home, such as the installation of a stairlift or wheelchair ramp.
In order to claim special damages, you’ll need to provide evidence of the costs you have incurred. This could include invoices and receipts.
Instead of using an online accident compensation calculator, get in touch with our advisors today. We can give you a valuation of your claim that is more accurate to your circumstances.
If you decide to seek legal support with your ankle injury claim, you could hire a No Win No Fee solicitor under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA).
A No Win No Fee solicitor usually won’t charge for their services upfront. When claims are successful, a success fee is taken from the ankle injury settlement amounts in the UK. This fee will be capped by the law. Should an ankle injury claim fail, you typically won’t be expected to pay for your solicitor’s services.
Our advisors can provide a free estimate of your claim’s value, since we cannot provide the average compensation for an ankle injury. Additionally, if your ankle injury claim seems like it might be eligible, you could be passed on to one of the solicitors from our panel.
To discuss ankle injury settlement amounts in the UK:
Thank you for reading our guide on using an ankle injury compensation calculator; we hope you found it helpful. You can contact our team if you have any further questions that we did not answer in this guide. Within this section, you can also find more helpful resources.
Compensation for a Broken Ankle – A case study and compensation guide specifically for broken ankles.
Claiming Compensation for Torn Ankle Ligaments – A case study and compensation guide specifically for torn ankle ligaments.
Compensation for Fractured Ankles and Torn Ligaments – A case study and compensation guide specifically for fractured ankles and torn ligaments
Physiotherapy services– Find physiotherapy in your area on the NHS website.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents– A charity that aims to reduce the rate of accidental injury through advice and guidance.
The Highway Code– This publication outlines the duty of care that road users owe to one another.
We also have some other guides you may find useful:
- Public accident claims hot spots
- Council slip and trip accidents
- Public transport accidents
- How to make a public liability claim
- Making a claim against the council
- Claiming for a pothole injury
- Making a claim against a shop
- Accidents in a public park
- Cycling accident claims
- Claiming for injuries suffered while shopping
- How to claim compensation for a public footpath injury
Thank you for reading our guide on using our ankle injury compensation calculator.
Article by AO