If you have suffered an ankle injury in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim for compensation.

Thompsons Solicitors has an experienced team of personal injury solicitors that can assess your claim and provide free, no-obligation legal advice.

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Frequently asked questions about ankle injury claims


Can I claim compensation for an ankle injury?

If you sustained an ankle injury in an accident that was partially or entirely someone else’s fault, you can make a claim for compensation.

If you’d like to discuss your case with a personal injury expert, contact us today. We will be able to advise whether you are eligible for compensation, and how much compensation you could get for your ankle injury.


Claiming for accidents in public places

Those who manage public places, such as councils, shops, pubs, restaurants and other similar businesses, have a responsibility to keep you safe. In legal terms, this is called their duty of care.

If they've failed to follow the proper safety regulations and you've been injured, then you may be able to make a public liability claim

For example, if you hurt your ankle falling over a loose paving slab, you may be able to claim against the council as they have not kept the walkway maintained to a safe standard.

Similarly, if you fell over boxes left in a supermarket aisle, the supermarket can be held liable for leaving a trip hazard in your path.


Accident at work claims

Employers also have a duty of care to make sure you can perform your duties safely. If they don't comply with health and safety regulations and you've been injured as a result, it's likely you could make an accident at work claim.


Road traffic accident claims

If a road traffic accident has left you with an ankle injury, you may be able to claim compensation.


How do I make a no win, no fee ankle claim?

Thinking about the possible cost of a personal injury claim can be a real worry.

The good news is that you can access expert legal representation without being left out of pocket by making a no win, no fee claim.

When you claim on a no win, no fee basis, so you won’t have to pay anything if your claim is unsuccessful. In the case of a successful claim, the payment is deducted from the compensation amount. That means there are no upfront costs to worry about.

If you believe you have a compensation claim for an ankle injury, the first thing you will need to do is contact us – either call us or fill in our short online enquiry form. One of our personal injury experts will discuss your case and take you through the claims process in detail.

It’s also worth knowing that if you are a trade union member, you may be able to access free legal services through your membership – contact your union to find out more.


Are there time limits to make a personal injury claim?

There are some time limits to be aware of if you wish to make a compensation claim. Generally, you can make a claim if you have suffered an ankle injury within the last three years, although there are some exceptions:

  • If you were 18 or older at the time of the injury, you have three years to make a claim for an ankle injury.
  • If you were under 18 at the time and did not make a claim, you have until your 21st birthday to do so. A parent or guardian can make a claim on behalf of a minor.

Exceptions may be made if the claimant is unable to make the claim themselves due to mental incapacity.


How much ankle injury compensation could I get?

No two personal injury cases are the same and, as a result, ankle injury settlement amounts vary. Our team reviews each case on an individual basis so that we can determine the best course of action for you and recommend the most appropriate personal injury solicitor.

We can't tell you exactly how much you could receive in an ankle compensation pay out without hearing the full details of your case, including medical evidence and information about any financial losses you have incurred.

The guide below gives you an idea of the ankle injury compensation amounts you may receive. All amounts are based on the Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases, Fifteenth Edition by the Judicial College, published in 2019.


Ankle injury compensation amounts


Type of Ankle Injury

Estimated Compensation Amount

Severe ankle injuries that require lengthy recuperation with ongoing disability

£30,000 to £50,000


Severe ankle injuries that require lengthy recuperation with complete or near complete recovery


Twisted or broken ankle with incomplete recovery


Twisted or broken ankle with full recovery



You can also claim ankle injury compensation for any financial losses you or your family have incurred as a result of your injury, including:

  • Any medical treatment, medications costs, modifications made to your home
  • Any care you've received, even if given for free by a family member
  • Any loss of earnings due to time off work.

When you make a claim with Thompsons, your personal injury lawyer will work hard to ensure you get the maximum amount of compensation possible.

Getting compensation won't erase the pain and suffering you've been through, but it can help you regain as much independence as possible.


What types of ankle injuries can I claim for?

There are many types of ankle injury, but you should be able to claim for just about any type of injury if it was the fault of someone else.

Ankle injuries can be caused by a variety of accidents, including:

There are three main types of ankle injury:

  • Sprain - a sprain can occur when a ligament fibre is stretched or torn. Ligaments are tissues that connect bones or cartilages or hold joints together.
  • Strain - a strain can occur when a tendon or muscle is stretched or torn. Tendons are tissues that connect muscles to bones. When these tissues are twisted or pulled it can cause a strain.
  • Fracture - a fracture is a break in the bone. Symptoms of a fracture include swelling, tenderness, bruising, tingling and numbness.

As there are many types of fractures and the symptoms can be similar to those of sprains and strains, it's very important to see a doctor so that they can diagnose your type of ankle injury and provide you with the care you need.

If you aren’t sure whether you can claim for your ankle injury, contact us today and an expert personal injury lawyer will be able to advise you.


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