How Do You Prove Your Ankle Injury At Work Claim?

Have suffered an ankle injury at work? Was this injury caused by your employer failing to take adequate health and safety matters seriously? Throughout this guide, we will provide important information about an ankle injury at work claim and also what type of amounts of compensation could be awarded for this type of injury.

Ankle injury at work claim

Ankle injury at work claim

You may have suffered ankle injuries because of a health and safety problem at work? You may be noticing a drain on your finances or you might be missing income from being unable to work? Legal help could get you the compensation you are owed if your ankle injuries were caused by employer negligence. Find out more by reading on or:

  • Calling our advisors for a free consultation on 0800 408 7825
  • Emailing us or using the ‘call back’ option
  • Using the ‘live support’ option to the right of this page

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  1. Can I Make An Ankle Injury At Work Claim?
  2. Types Of Ankle Injuries In The Workplace
  3. What Evidence Could Support An Ankle Injury At Work Claim?
  4. Who Is Liable In An Ankle Injury At Work Claim?
  5. Ankle Injury At Work Claims Calculator
  6. How Do I Make A No Win No Fee Claim?

Can I Make An Ankle Injury At Work Claim?

Broken ankle at work injuries can cause weeks, months, and even years of aggravation and pain. During this time the sufferer may lose income or face expensive losses. The compensation they may be awarded could help make life easier and enable them to concentrate on getting well.

An employee could be able to make an ankle injury at work claim if they can prove the injuries were caused by negligent circumstances at work. Furthermore, if you were hurt by the actions of another employee behaving in a hazardous manner, your employer could still be liable for your damages.

We discuss the ‘duty of care’ laws that employers in the UK must adhere to in order to protect the safety of their employees. It’s important to note that there are limits to which an employer can be held responsible and not every accident can be claimed for. There must be injury involved. A good place to start is to ask yourself:

  • Did my employer have a legal duty of care at the time and place of my accident?
  • Did my employer breach that duty in some way?
  • Were my injuries a direct result of that?

It’s also important to note that there is a three-year time limit to making a personal injury claim. The Limitation Act 1980 applies a legal limitation period that can start from the date of the accident or the time you noticed ill effects from it. There are exceptions to this limitation date for people under 18 or those who lack the capacity to represent themselves. Speak with our advisors for further details.

Types Of Ankle Injuries In The Workplace

Although no workplace can ever be completely free of risk, your employer must do all they can to reduce risks to your health and safety at work. If they were negligent in their duty of care, you could claim for:

Strains and sprains of the ankle can be quite common. Any manner of the trip, fall, or impact with another object or vehicle could cause an ankle injury. Also, untreated weather extremes such as ice or surface water can pose a risk.

The financial problems caused if you have a broken ankle at work can be instant. Find out what your ankle injury could be worth using our compensation calculator.

 What Evidence Could Support An Ankle Injury At Work Claim?

To prove your accident at work claim evidence is vital. Without evidence and a denial of liability from your employer, it can be complex to pursue a claim. So gathering evidence is important to be able to determine liability. This could include:

Was the issue that caused your accident raised before? Did your employer fail to address concerns in the past? All this information could strengthen your claim.

Who Is Liable In An Ankle Injury At Work Claim?

There are clear laws about UK employers providing a safe place to work for their employees.  The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 is key legislation when it comes to the welfare of employees. If your employer fails to comply with safety laws and you are injured as a result, you could have eligible grounds for an ankle injury at work claim. To adhere to safety laws employers could:

A breach on their part could be a failure to apply any of these requirements. In addition to this, there are further laws called the Work At Heights Regulations 2005 to safeguard against falls.

Ankle Injury At Work Claims Calculator

How are compensation payout amounts calculated? Two types of compensation called ‘general’ and ‘special’ damages may apply in your claim. General damages require medical proof of injury. An independent assessment of your ankle by an impartial GP or specialist can create a report that is compared with guideline compensation brackets in a publication called the Judicial College Guidelines.

The amounts try to fairly reflect the levels of pain, suffering, and loss of amenity the injuries have caused you. The table illustrates:

InjuryseverityJC Guideline award bracketnotes
anklevery severe (a)£46,980 to £65,420extensive soft tissue damage causing risk of amputation
anklesevere (b)£29,380 to £46,980a long period in plaster or pins
anklemoderate (c)£12,900 to £24,950fractures or ligament tears that make walking painful
anklemodest (d)Up to £12,900sprains or ligament tears, based on scarring or risk of osteoarthritis
Achilles tendonmost serious (a)In the region of
£36,060
when the tendon completely severs
Achilles tendonserious (b)£23,460 to £28,240tendon has repaired but with weakness
Achilles tendonmoderate (c)£11,820 to £19,770partial rupture ongoing pain or disability
Achilles tendonminor (d)£6,820 to £11,820tendon damage and weakness issues
footserious (e)£23,460 to £36,790pain and the risk of traumatic arthritis
footmodest (g)Up to £12,900metatarsal fractures, puncture wounds or ligament damage that resolve within a few months

It’s important to emphasise that these are no guarantees, merely guides. 

In addition to this, you may be able to claim special damages. This category of compensation takes into account money that you can prove you spent trying to cope with your injuries. Therefore, it’s essential to have documented proof showing financial damage that directly relates to your injuries. This could be:

  • Proof of loss of earnings
  • The costs of medical or physiotherapy treatments outside of the NHS
  • Travel expenses to hospital or work (petrol. parking etc)
  • Domestic help needed at home from family, friends, or paid carers
  • Impact on your pension or work attendance bonus

Speak with our advisors to see what else you might qualify for or use our ankle injury at work claim compensation calculator.

How Do I Make A No Win No Fee Claim?

As you think about your ankle injury at work claim you may have concerns about using legal help. It’s important to point out that anyone is free to represent their own case for personal injury, but professional help could really give you an advantage.

With this in mind, a No Win No Fee agreement can help. When you enter into an agreement such as this with a personal injury lawyer there are no upfront fees.

An amount is due only if your claim is successful and even this is capped by law at a maximum of 25% from the payout to cover the solicitor’s costs. All these advantages allow claimants to benefit from excellent legal advice, fully aware of the costs right from the start.

At Public Interest Lawyers our team could put you in touch with personal injury solicitors working this way wherever you are. It’s no longer necessary to be restricted to local options so why not find out more by:

  • Calling for a free consultation on 0800 408 7825
  • Emailing us or using the ‘call back’ option
  • Using the ‘live support’ option to the right of this page

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