What Evidence Do I Need For My Ankle Injury At Work Claim?

If you have injured your ankle at work because there was a lapse in health and safety procedures you could be eligible to make an ankle injury at work claim. This article will explain how to identify if your employer is responsible for the accident that caused your ankle injury. It will also explain the steps to take to support your ankle injury at work claim. 

If you have questions that this guide does not answer please feel free to call our advisors. They can review your case and tell you whether you have a chance of being awarded accident at work compensation. When there are solid grounds to make a personal injury claim they may offer to appoint a solicitor to your case. All claims taken on by solicitors on our panel are pursued under a No Win No Fee agreement.

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Ankle injury at work claim guide

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Could You Make An Ankle Injury At Work Claim?

Work-related injuries can happen in many ways. However, if you sustained an injury due to employer negligence, then there may be a basis for a claim. The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HASAWA) outlines reasonable and practical regulations for employers when providing a duty of care to ensure a safe workplace.

For example, employers have a duty to ensure that their employees are trained in how to do the job safely. If no training is provided and an employee is injured because of this, they could be eligible to pursue a claim on these grounds. 

For any more questions surrounding your employer’s responsibility for your workplace injury, get in touch with our advisors for free legal advice today. 

What Duty Of Care Was I Owed?

The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HASAWA) is legislation that applies a duty of care on all employers to ensure the working environment is as safe and healthy as possible. Employers can take many different approaches to create a workplace that is safe. Below we have included an example list of steps that an employer could take: 

    • Maintaining work systems – Keeping tools and equipment maintained. For example, welding masks. 
    • Providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – Employers providing employees with suitable PPE where necessary.  
    • General housekeeping – Keep walkways unobstructed and clear up spills, for example, kitchen waste or wet floors.
    • Implementing sufficient training and supervision – All employees should receive free and relevant training for their job roles. 
    • Completing risk assessmentsIdentifying, assessing, controlling, recording and reviewing the potential risk in the work environment. 

For more advice on the employer’s duty of care, contact our advisors today.

What Evidence Do I Need To Prove My Claim? 

To make an ankle injury at work claim, you must prove your employer’s negligence. If you hire a No Win No Fee lawyer, they can make this process feel simpler. Some examples of evidence include: 

  • Medical Records – Seek immediate medical attention for your ankle injury to receive the help you need. The medical document created by a medical professional can be used as evidence.
  • Accident work bookIf your workplace has 10 or more employees, then they are required by law to have an accident at workbook. Filling the book in will create a timely record to help your claim. 
  • CCTV Footage – You can request CCTV footage from your employer to support your claim. Also, dashcam footage and colleague recordings can be used too.
  • Photographs of the injury and accident site – Pictures of the injury and accident area can strengthen your claim.
  • Witness Details – Ensure you collect the contact information of witnesses to ensure that a legal professional can collect statements at a later date. 

Get in touch with our advisors today for more information on what other procedures to follow after an accident at work.

Steps You Can Take To Prove Your Ankle Injury At Work Claim

The immediate step you can take to prove your ankle injury at work claim is to ensure you receive the medical help you need.

A medical record created by a medical professional will highlight the extent of your injuries. The pictures will also provide a visual aid for the injury and the accident site. For example, if a spill caused you to fall and hurt your ankle, a picture could show whether a wet floor warning sign was used to alert you of the danger. 

Filling in the accident workbook can create a timely record, and the CCTV footage can help show the circumstances leading up to the accident. 

Your employer also has a responsibility to report certain accidents under (RIDDOR) to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The number of non-fatal work injuries reported by employers through RIDDOR amounted to 51,211 in 2020/21. Ankle injuries numbered around 4,889, and 3,013 of those required an over 7-day absence from work.

To find out if you have a valid ankle injury at work claim, contact our team of advisors today.

Ankle Injury At Work Claim Calculator

If your broken ankle at work claim succeeds, the amount of compensation you could receive depends on your circumstances. 

The compensation you receive for a personal injury claim can be potentially split into general and special damages. General damages cover the pain and suffering inflicted by your injury. The Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) outline compensation brackets for various injuries at different severities. The following table outlines compensation for general damages: 

 

InjuryCompensationNotes
Very Severe Ankle Injury (a)£46,980 to £65,420Unusual injury. Transmalleolar ankle fracture with extensive damage to the soft tissue leading to deformity and future risk for leg injury necessitating below-knee amputation.
Severe Ankle Injury (b)£29,380 to £46,980Lengthy treatment period or an extensive time in plaster with pin and plate insertion. Lasting disability via ankle instability and walking is severely limited.
Moderate Ankle Injury (c)£12,900 to £24,950Ligament tears, fractures and alike causing disabilities such as difficulty, walking on uneven ground, standing and walking difficulty for extended periods of time.
Modest Injuries (d)Up to £12,900Undisplaced or minor fractures, sprains and ligament injuries. The level of the award depends on the level of recovery, the tendency for the ankle to give way, scarring, and discomfort.
Most Serious Achilles Tendon Injury (a)In the region of £36,060Tendon severance, cramping of the peroneus longus muscle, swelling and restricted movement.
Serious Achilles Tendon (b)£23,460 to £28,240Complete tendon division has been repaired but with residual weakness, ankle movement limitations, limping and scarring.
Moderate Achilles Tendon (c)£11,820 to £19,770Partial rupture or notable tendon injury. The level of the award is determined by treatment received, recovery, continuing pain.
Minor Achilles Tendon (d)£6,820 to £11,820Ankle turning leads to some tendon damage and unsure ankle support.
Modest Foot Injury (g)Up to £12,900Minor metatarsal fracture, ligament ruptures, puncture wounds or similar.

Additionally, you may be eligible for special damages in your broken ankle at work claim. These damages cover any  financial costs incurred as a result of the injury, for example: 

  • Loss of income and future earnings
  • Travel to and from medical appointments 
  • Domestic costs, i.e. cooking, cleaning and gardening

For more information on broken ankle compensation claims, contact our advisors today. 

Start A No Win No Fee Claim Today

To start your broken ankle at work claim, you may find that a No Win No Fee lawyer may make this process feel simpler. In A No Win No Fee agreement, your lawyer will not require an upfront cost but will take a small, legally-capped percentage of your compensation to cover legal fees if the claim succeeds. If the claim fails, you will not have to pay any money to your lawyer.

To pursue your personal injury claim, contact our advisors today, and they will determine whether your ankle injury at work claim can be taken on by our panel of No Win No Fee lawyers. You can contact our advisors by: 

  • Calling us on 020 3870 4868
  • Request for an advisor to call you back 
  • Receive instant help from an advisor by using the live chat feature below  

Ankle And Lower Limb Injury Claim Resources

Please see the following helpful articles:

Fractured Bone Compensation Claims In The UK

Broken Foot Compensation Claim In The UK

Will I Lose My Job If I Make A Claim For An Accident At Work?

Please see below some helpful links: 

SSP – Statutory Sick Pay

NHS – How do I know if I’ve broken a bone?

HSE  – Accidents and Investigations 

For more information on an ankle injury at work claim, contact our advisors today. 

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