Getting help with injured & broken ankle compensation payouts in QLD
Most people will experience an ankle injury at some point in their life, but if you had no control over the injury, you may qualify for personal injury compensation.
You may have damaged the soft tissue, torn ligaments or broken bones (resulting in pain and swelling), and since our ankles support our weight and are essential to movement, it can have a huge impact on your life.
The Personal Injury Lawyers help people injured in many types of accidents to lodge claims for compensation so they can get the financial restitution they need to recover.
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How much compensation will I get for my ankle injury?
The long term complications of an ankle fracture can have a devastating impact on your quality of life. Even minor soft tissue injuries can make it difficult to do everyday tasks with the limited range of motion in your ankle. Serious injuries will likely require surgery and physical therapy which means you could be unable to work for an extended period of time.
It is important to claim compensation for your pain and suffering after an ankle injury to help you get your life back on track. Our Compensation Calculator gives a basic indication how much you may be due for a broken ankle compensation payout. You can also call, chat or email our experienced personal injury solicitors. Once we know more about your situation we can give you a more detailed estimate of how much compensation you may be due.
Frequently asked questions about ankle injury compensation claims
Your eligibility to claim damages will be contingent on how you injured your ankle, so to qualify for compensation, you’ll need to prove your injury was caused by negligence.
You can hurt your ankle practically anywhere, but these are some of the most common instances in which ankle injuries occur as a result of negligence:
- Workplace accidents – Slips and falls in the workplace are one of the leading causes of ankle injuries. If your employer has failed to create a safe working environment, this may qualify as negligence. In this case, you may be able to make a claim for a workers compensation settlement for a broken ankle or ankle sprain.
- Sporting injuries – Many sporting codes are rife with high rates of ankle injuries. Playing sport without proper safety equipment or safe training practices can create unnecessary risk.
- Car accidents – If you injure your ankle in a car accident caused by another road user, the person at fault’s Compulsory Third Party insurer may be required to provide you with compensation.
Your ankle injury could also be the result of a slip and fall in a public place, medical negligence, and many other types of accidents. The Personal Injury Lawyers can help you determine whether your ankle injury meets the requirements for claiming compensation.
You may be able to claim compensation for a wide range of ankle injuries such as broken bones, sprains, burns, and cartilage damage. The most common ankle injuries include:
- Bone Fractures: Broken ankle compensation payouts are common. Ankles can easily be damaged, from slips and trips, falls, being caught in machinery or suffering a crush from moving parts or a motor vehicle accident.
- Sprains and Strains: Anyone who twists or turns an ankle can suffer an ankle strain or sprain that could result in surgery being required.
- Tendonitis: Overuse is a common cause of the irritation or inflammation of the tendons around the ankle joints.
- Burns: Chemical spills, hot metals, oil and hot water injuries can cause serious burn injuries.
- Puncture Wounds: Workers who experience a puncture wound from stepping on a sharp object or from a power tool will be limited in the ability to walk and stand.
- Amputation: Severe fractures or crush injuries can necessitate medical amputation.
- Cartilage damage: When a worker suffers a serious fracture or sprain, they could injure the cartilage as well.
The timeframe you have in which to make an ankle injury claim may vary depending on your circumstances.
Most personal injury claims must be lodged within 3 years of the injury occurring, but this time limit can change based on where and how you were injured.
For example, some workplace injury claims must be lodged within 6 months of the accident.
If you’re thinking of taking legal action for an ankle injury, start your claim quickly to ensure you don’t miss any important deadlines.
The amount of compensation you receive will be calculated according to the severity of your ankle injury.
If your injury has prevented you from earning income, or your injury needs ongoing medical treatment, you may qualify for more damages. For example, rehabilitation for ankle fractures in adults can take months which means you would be able to claim compensation to cover your expenses while you recover.
Every ankle injury compensation claim is unique, and different claims often involve varying outlays and expenses.
To avoid being left out of pocket, The Personal Injury Lawyers offer No Win No Fee legal services.
Under this arrangement, you won’t have to pay for our legal costs if you aren’t awarded any compensation. If your claim is successful, any fees you’ve accrued will be taken out of your compensation.
Regardless of the costs involved with your case, you’re always guaranteed to receive a fair amount of damages if your claim is successful.
The insurer of the person responsible for causing your injury will usually pay for your compensation.
The Personal Injury Lawyers have the expertise to help you build a strong case, and we specialise in personal injury cases, making us the perfect legal firm to partner with on personal injury cases.
Friendly helpful Lawyers will guide you through the claim with trusted legal advice, making it as stress free as possible. Chat, call, email or get a free claim assessment today.
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How much compensation did other people get awarded for their injuries?
To help you understand more how much other people were awarded for their compensation claims, (who may have similar injuries to you) we pulled together some helpful, real life personal injury payout examples..
These include compensation for injury at work as well as car accident injuries, workplace injury and slips, trips and falls. You may have suffered an injury that means that you can’t return to work. We assess the type of injury that you have suffered and will look at current medical reports, the costs of your future medical treatment, along with important factors such as whether you are left with a total and permanent disability.
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